Animation studios in the Pacific Northwest?
January 20, 2010 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know any animation studios in the Pacific northwest?

I'm a recent college graduate and looking to make a move from the Midwest. I am trying to get any jobs/internships possible- and preferably in the pacific northwest. I've never been there, and i dont have many friends from the area. I've done a lot of searching to try and find studios in Portland/Seattle areas, but havent really come up with that many.

I specialize in 2D, Motion-graphics, hand drawn, and a little 3D - so im looking for something more on the artsy side than the 3d-medical-animation side.

I know there has to be more than what i've been able to come up with. It might be a long shot, but does anyone know the names of some Animation studios in this area??

Thank you so much
posted by bleedfoot to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Laika is in Tualatin, about 10 miles from Portland. More.
posted by peep at 11:24 AM on January 20, 2010

You might try Laika, I see some job listings from them here and there. There are also some game companies in that general area but I'm not sure if they're hiring. I am a 3D generalist and am currently job-hunting as well.

Are you hooked up on Creative Heads or Gamasutra yet?
posted by shino-boy at 11:28 AM on January 20, 2010

If you include Vancouver in that, they have a fair amount of animation work going on. Rainmaker is the first shop to come to mind. EA also does a lot of stuff up there if game work is within your scope.
posted by Naberius at 12:17 PM on January 20, 2010

Laika laid off a ton of people (including one of my friends) last year so I'm not sure that's the best bet (but my friend was not an animator.)

Flying Rhino is an animation studio that does educational software and commercial work. Don't know anything about them (except I remember their building from work I did back in the 2000s.)
posted by vespabelle at 12:18 PM on January 20, 2010

Bent Image Lab is based in Portland, OR.
posted by tmt at 12:37 PM on January 20, 2010

Will Vinton studios is in Portland. They did the California raisins, they do the M&M commercials.
posted by ochenk at 1:20 PM on January 20, 2010

FYI - Will Vinton became Laika.
posted by togdon at 3:48 PM on January 20, 2010

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but popcap games is located in Seattle, and they appear to be hiring.
posted by MKF at 12:09 AM on January 23, 2010

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