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VOLT Studios Names Mike Nelson Animation Director

The Pixel Farm 3D alum brings 10+ years’ experience as an artist and senior animator to support the studio’s expansion of 3D and motion design service offerings.

VOLT Studios has added Pixel Farm alum Mike Nelson as Animation Director. With over a decade of experience as a 3D artist and senior animator working on collaborations for clients such as Target, Best Buy, Dairy Queen, the Minnesota Twins, Toro, and Wisconsin Lottery, the industry veteran brings his expertise to the studio as it expands its 3D and motion design creative offerings.

"I've been wanting to step into the CGI/3D space forever,” said VOLT founder Steve Medin. “But it was never the perfect time. Until now. And it's helpful to do it with the perfect person for the job, isn't it? We are super excited to bring Mike on board!"

Nelson first met VOLT Partner/Creative Director Tom Jacobsen at Pixel, developing a long-standing friendship leading to this reunion at VOLT.

“We were very intentional about who we wanted to bring into this role - the relationship is as important within the company as it is with our clients,” explained Jacobsen. “Mike is a natural fit: he’s immensely talented, thoughtful, and someone we know and respect. It’s really about listening to client needs and supporting them with the right team, of which Mike is an essential part.”

Nelson co-founded the non-profit Nice Moves in 2016 - the organization cultivates the diverse animation, VFX, and motion graphics community in the Twin Cities and surrounding regions.

"This is a great and unique opportunity for all of us to unite and create together,” added Nelson. “The team at VOLT is so connected and invested in building relationships while delivering amazing work. I know people say this a lot, but it just feels right, and I am excited to see what we do in collaboration.”

Source: VOLT Studios

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.