Danielle Maisey

Media Arts & Animation

Media Arts & Animation Instructor
The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Media Arts & Animation Instructor Danielle Maisey

In this industry, you need to be a constant learner. Danielle Maisey , Media Arts & Animation Instructor , The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

I’ve had a love of animation for as long as I can remember.

How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?

I stress the importance of professionalism and staying competitive in this ever-changing industry. Students need to understand the importance of meeting deadlines and staying up to date with technology.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

I design my class assignments with the real world in mind, focusing on the skills students need to succeed in the field. I tell them they need to merge their class assignments into a professional demo reel they can show to potential employers.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?

Collaboration is crucial in this industry. You’ll be expected to work with people from many disciplines. Being confident in your abilities and contributing to the group’s success are essential skills.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

In this industry, you need to be a constant learner.