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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

Alicia Reece
Creative Director, Motion504
Mike Owens
Owner, Director, WOMO Studio
Mike Zugschwert
Freelance VFX Artist
Patrick Schwalbe
Technical Director, Meditech
Danny Robashkin
Board Member
Owner, MAKE
Lindsey Stupica
Board Member
Motion Designer, Target
Kelan McQuinn
Board Member
Creative Director, EideCom
Ching Thao
Board Member
Senior Artist, Lumo Studios
Emory Allen
Executive Director
Creative Director, Motion504