Hanna Sikorska

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Just before Hannah Graduated in 2017 she was offered an internship with McCann Health (part of McCann World Group) as a Digital Intern, which started her 2 year journey working in Medical Communications.

Hanna's daily duties involved cooperating with talented developers and creating 3D animated storytelling experiences using AR, VR and HoloLens technologies. During this time, she discovered her passion for character animation which has led to her current position at iAm learning. 

For the last two years Hanna has been working alongside illustrators to create engaging and fun training using 2D characters.

We caught up with Hanna to discuss what she is up to now, her favourite aspect of the course and her advice to current students.

 Hanna Sikorska BA (Hons) Animation graduate, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton

I graduated from Animation in 2017 and just before receiving my bachelor’s I was offered internship with McCann Health, part of McCann World group as a Digital Intern, which started my 2 wonderful years of working in Medical Communications. My duties involved cooperating with talented developers and creating 3D animated storytelling experiences using AR, VR and Hololens technologies. During that time I further discovered my passion for Character Animation, that started during my course, and led me to my current position with company iAM learning.

For more than 2 years I have been working for iAM Learning Company alongside illustrators to create engaging and fun training. We are using 2D characters to bring story to the heart of learning. I am currently stepping up, into the role of Senior Animator. Part of my duties is reviewing videos and training our team of 30 animators, while creating my own animated content and supporting the Creative Director.

Wolverhampton School of Media has top-notch, extremely supportive and professional lecturers that are very accomplished in Animation Industry and always happy to share their experience and expertise. By introducing me to all crucial aspects of Animation Production Pipeline, they made my dreams of turning it into career come true. Facilities and equipment were very accommodating with up to date industry standard software, computers equipped to perfectly handle both 2D and 3D Animation, Wacom Cintique screens, projectors, Video Production facilities, green screen, Motion Capture Equipment and many more. I am still in touch with many fantastic friends I made during my time on university. It is a very welcoming place, where you will be surrounded by fellow students and lecturers, all passionate about Animation.

By introducing me to all crucial aspects of Animation Production Pipeline, the course made my dreams of turning it into career come true. It allowed me to start working as Animator straight after university. It is a perfect choice for anyone passionate about Animation, that wants to get the foot in the door of Animation Industry.

I received tailored direction and thanks to it I knew clearly where I want to go next after graduation. The course ignited my passion for character and story and I am lucky to be doing the job I love.