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Episode 4 - Allyssa Lewis: Animator and CEO of My Animation Life

--- Animator, Recruiter, and Consultant Allyssa A Lewis is most noted for her animation on over 75 episodes and promos of FX's Emmy winning series "Archer", NBC's "30 Rock", and Animation Domination. She is also the CEO and Founder of the animation resource and staffing agency, My Animation Life, primarily focusing on the career placement and portfolio enhancement of artist within animation-related industries. Lewis is the Animation Director of re:imagine/ATL, and on the Advisory Board of ASIFA South. Allyssa is truly passionate about the entry level experience. After discovering how difficult it is for young animators to find available positions in the animation industry, she decided to make it her mission to close the gap between working pros and entry level animators, bring young animators together, and providing them with the information and contacts they need to succeed in the animation industry. **Links:** * [My Animation Life](http://www.myanimationlife.com) * [ASIFA Atlanta](http://www.asifa-atlanta.com) * [re:imagine/ATL](http://www.reimagineatl.com) * [Archer Animated TV Show](http://amzn.to/2uJW2DG) * [Floyd Norman: An Animated Life](http://amzn.to/2uJB1ZP) * [Adobe After Effects](www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects.html)
--- **Selected Quotes** - I was doing what I could, and I think that's a place where people often turn away, when you don't have what you need; and being resourceful [...] I had to do a lot of my art work at the library. Have you ever tried to do work at a public library? ~ Allyssa Lewis - I feel like this is where I need to be. [...] when you want to be an animator, when you want to be an artist [...] there should be someone there saying "yes, this is for you". ~ Allyssa Lewis - My first semester [in college] I won a school-wide challenge, against the entire school, for artistic abilities. And then I knew I had to transfer immediately. ~ Allyssa Lewis - I didn't learn to laugh audibly until 8th grade. I taught myself to [laugh]. ~ Allyssa Lewis - When you want something bad enough, and you try hard enough, and you believe in yourself enough, you can achieve an awful lot. ~ Pat Bollin
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