Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Adriana (Vargas) Blake

Storyboard Artist, Copernicus Studios

Adriana (Vargas) Blake is a Venezuelan/American/Canadian (phew!) artist with over 10 years of experience in the animation industry as a storyboard artist and revisionist; with credits in shows such as Johnny Test, Arthur, and Magic School Bus: Rides Again among many others. She’s volunteered at TAAFI on and off throughout the years, recently becoming an official STAAFI and board member in 2021. She's a wife, mom, D&D nerd, and likes mermaids and tea.

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Reference Library: Epic Hall

Working Moms: Animation Edition

Listen as these animation powerhouses share their experience in both the joys and the challenges of what it's like being a Mom in the Animation Industry. We are joined by Shaleen Sangha (Head of Kids at Boat Rocker Media), Sonya Carey (Head of Production at Snowball Studios), Adriana Blake (Story Artist at Copernicus Studios) and Alexandra Tortosa (Surfacing Artist at Mainframe Studios). Panel is moderated by TAAFI Chair and fellow Mom of three, Karen Jackson.

With Alexandra Tortosa Surfacing Artist, Mainframe Studios Adriana (Vargas) Blake Storyboard Artist, Copernicus Studios Courtney Guthrie Lead Animator, Big Jump Entertainment Shaleen Sangha Vice President - Kids and Family, Boat Rocker Studios Sonya Carey Head of Production, Snowball Studios

Moderator: Karen Jackson Chair, TAAFI


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