About Animation Mentor

The Animation Mentor Story

Our Mission

Provide students with the most personal and fulfilling learning experience on the planet, by connecting them with experienced, industry professionals and a global community of like-minded artists.

The Animation Mentor Story

Co-Founders and professional animators Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly, and Carlos Baena were united by one simple question: “If we were to start over again, how would we want to learn?” Their answer was different than the software focus common in art schools.

Instead, in 2005, they opened Animation Mentor to address the need for industry-trained animators by uniting students with industry professionals in a production environment. This time-tested mentorship approach emphasizes the art behind the animation and includes a commitment to quality, care, and community that has forever changed online education and animation.

In 2021, Animation Mentor found a partner in Yellowbrick, an online education platform that’s on a mission to inspire the next generation to pursue a career that aligns with their talents and passions. Animation Mentor and Yellowbrick are excited to continue fostering the next generation of artists together.

Careers at Animation Mentor

Do you want to work at Animation Mentor? We think that’s a great idea! Before applying for one of our open positions, please give our Mission and Animation Mentor Story a read. Taken together, they are the heart and soul of our culture and are central to the way we do business.

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About Animation Mentor

Established in 2005, Animation Mentor is the original, online animation school. Our students learn directly from working industry professionals – with more instructors from major studios than any other school – and get the one-on-one time they need to prepare for a successful career in the animation industry. Animation Mentor students learn using our proprietary online campus, exclusive feedback tools, and real-world production pipeline. We have an alumni community of over 5,000 students in over 105 countries, now working in world-class studios like Pixar, DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Laika, WETA and many more.

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