Nice Moves Minnesota

Nice Moves is an organization that enhances Minnesota’s Animation, Motion Design, and Visual Effects industry by working to retain local talent, attract new talent, and show the world that great creative work grows in the Midwest.

We have four pillars that guide our support for the community:


We truly believe in our driving motto “Better Together”—great things happen when we work with each other. Through monthly meetups, studio tours, and social hours, we encourage artists to come together and find their next creative collaborators!


In an industry as rapidly evolving as ours, it is important that education is a life long endeavor. Mentorships, workshops, and even PSA’s allow us to provide an ongoing education outlet for artists long after they’ve left school.


Inspiration is to artists as sunlight is to plants. It encourages boundless growth! Our Instagram and Discord server allow us and our community to share and inspire each other.


The famous Midwestern humility is pervasive even among artists. That’s where we come in. Nice Moves spotlights the talented artists and studios that compose our incredible community.

Our Board

Danny Robashkin
Executive Director
Owner, MAKE
Joseph Siemsen
Content Creator
Natalia Poteryakhin
Vice President, Events Committee Chair
Story Artist, MAKE
Taylor Guntharp
Treasurer, Board Member, Mentorship Committee Chair
Lead Media Technican, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Paul Conigliaro
Board Member
Associate Creative Director, mPulse Mobile
Angel Torres
Board Member
K Vigneur
Student Board Member
Board Member, Social Media Chair
Ezra Palome
Board Member, Production Committee Chair