Chelsea Cantrell is a lecturer and animator with Digital Worlds Institute, with specializations in character animation and digital illustration. Chelsea joined the production team at Digital Worlds November 2015 as a motion graphics animator. Chelsea's professional experiences and collaborations include crowdfunding for personal projects, pre production development for the Florida Museum of Natural History's anniversary film, animating educational motion graphics for the Collaboratory for Women Inventors, web series animation including story art and layout design for Rooster Teeth, and character animation for Netflix productions.
Chelsea obtained her BFA in animation with a focus in character animation, and her MFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Chelsea's MFA thesis explored Virtual Reality storytelling using traditional applications in an emergent medium.
Chelsea is also an experienced art director for print publications, and continues freelance work for both illustrated and animated projects. Along with animating at Digital Worlds, Chelsea teaches Digital Visualization, Digital Production Studio I, Digital Portfolio, Principles of 2D Digital Animation and Advanced 2D Animation at the institute. Supplemental to Chelsea's instruction, Chelsea hosts and organizes extra workshop sessions for students with the purpose of inviting industry professionals to work with students. These workshops include Q & A sessions, and additional industry knowledge outside of their curriculum.