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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:

Connection

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!

Education

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

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.

Promotion

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

Mike Owens
President
Owner, Director, WOMO Studio
Patrick Schwalbe
Board Secretary & Mentorship Committee Chair
3D Technical Artist, Target
Danny Robashkin
Executive Director
Owner, MAKE
Lindsey Stupica
Vice President
Motion Designer, Target
Ching Thao
Treasurer
Senior Artist, Lumo Studios
Headshot of Lucas Langworthy Lucas Langworthy
Board Member
Owner, Greyduck Creative
Joseph Siemsen Joseph Siemsen
Board Member
Freelance Editing, Animation, and Motion Graphics
Natalia Poteryakhin Natalia Poteryakhin
Student Board Member
Producer, MAKE
Logan Himango Logan Himango
Student Board Member
Content Manager, Yardbird