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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

Patrick Schwalbe
Board Secretary
3D Technical Artist, Target
Danny Robashkin
Executive Director
Owner, MAKE
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Owner, Greyduck Creative
Joseph Siemsen
Content Creator
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Board Member
Story Artist, MAKE
Logan Himango
Motion Designer, Greyduck Creative
Taylor Guntharp
Board Member
Animation Specialist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Emma Ozark
Student Board Member
Stop Motion Animator & Comics Artist