Join ArtStation Animation Week 2022

Artwork by Nikie Monteleone

Animation Week is returning to ArtStation! From July 11th to 15th 2022, we’ll be putting a spotlight on the amazing animation work being done by the ArtStation community. Tune in for live Q&A events on ArtStation Blogs, and be on the lookout for exciting educational content coming next week.

Animation Week is an excellent time to network with other professionals in the field, so be sure to update your portfolio and properly tag your animation pieces for maximum visibility.

Image of The Animation Field Guide

This year, we’re also excited to tell you about The Future of Animation. From June 27th to July 1st Unreal Engine hosted a celebration packed with real-time techniques, insider stories, case studies, a brand-new Animation Field Guide, and highlights from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Be sure to check out their exciting content >


How do I upload my work to the Featured Channels?

When uploading or editing a project from your portfolio manager, scroll down to the “Tags” section of the page. In the Tags text box type in the tag you’d like to add to your work.

How do I participate in live Q&A events?

Our Animation Week Q&As are live text-based events on ArtStation Blogs. Check back in on this announcement for links to the artists’ blog pages where the Q&As will take place.

Set painting for the animation JIBARO
Léa Pinto for Love, Death + Robots: “JIBARO”. Streaming on Netflix; produced by Blur; made by; written and directed by Alberto Mielgo.

Featured Channel Schedule

July 11th – #Animation

See all artwork from the #Animation channel.

July 12th – Character Animation

Discover animations that bring characters to life. Tagged artworks should include a video of the character’s movement or expressions.

July 13th – VFX for Film, TV and Animation + Motion Graphics 

Check out rendered visual effects for film, television, live-action, and animation, along with animated motion graphics.

July 14th – #WomeninAnimation

See creative projects created by women working in the field of animation.

July 15th – Storyboards + Visual Development

Find storyboard sequences that plan shots for a creative production. Plus, see visual development work that develops animation for movies, TV shows, and more.

Live Event Schedule

July 12th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET: Nikie Monteleone

Nikie is currently a Lead Look Development/Texture Artist in the Animation industry with over 12 years of experience. She has worked with studios such as Nickelodeon, DreamWorks TV, and Laika/house for clients such as Nike, Chipotle, Adobe, Cheerios, Wacom, Supercell, and many more. Some projects she has worked on include Star Trek: Prodigy, Rugrats, Fast & Furious Spy Racers and too many M&Ms commercials to count!

July 13th 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET: Sava Zivkovic

Sava Zivkovic is a Director based in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated from the Belgrade University of Arts in the department of Interior and Furniture design in 2012. Having developed a strong passion for film and animation, he decides to take on this career path and focuses on all things motion picture. He has a strong belief in devoting time to personal projects, has received several awards and recognitions from the CG industry and has also given back to the industry by publishing some of his insights and behind the scenes processes from his personal projects.

In late 2017 he started his directing career at Axis Studios and continues the collaboration with Glasgow based studio, working on AAA game cinematics as well as never ending development of personal IPs.

July 14th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET: Squeeze Animation Studios

Ranked on the 2020 Report on Business list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, Squeeze is an animation studio located in Quebec and Montreal with an international reputation. Co-founded in 2011 by Denis Doré and Patrick Beaulieu and supported by a creative team of more than 200 artists and technical experts, the studio develops larger-than-life characters thanks to the magic of 3D animation. Squeeze works with the world’s elite in the entertainment industry including companies such as Disney, Marvel, Universal, Illumination, Supercell, Warner and Ubisoft.

Headshot of Isabella from Encanto
James Schauf for Disney’s Encanto

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