• Animation,  Life

    Animating Remotely!

    In my previous posts I shared my experience of moving to Finland and why I feel at home here. In this post I would like to share my experience and  plans with remote work as an animator. I will look at the benefits and drawbacks of working away from the office and how I’ve reached the decision to go remote/freelance…

  • Life

    Why Finland?

    Why Finland? First of all I would like to thank all the people who reached out after reading my previous post titled “Moving to Finland”. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to see where I am and to offer a kind comment and advice. These types of empathetic responses are truly appreciated at times like these especially. I was…

  • Life

    Moving to Finland

    I recently moved back to Finland and plan to stay here for sometime. I am writing this post to share my experience and explain what led to this decision.I also want this as a testament, to myself most of all, explaining why this was a sound choice.     I promise to try and be as brief as possible. Having said…

  • Animation

    Animators that changed my life. (pt.2) — Alvise Avati

    I established that this series of posts will be about Animators that changed my life one way or another, whether they know it or not. I want to share these posts because I believe that everyone must know who these people are. The first part was about the amazing Arslan Elver, an animator who played a big role in my animation…

  • Animation

    Animators that changed my life. (pt.1) — Arslan Elver

    This series of posts will be about Animators that changed my life one way or another, whether they know it or not. I want to share these posts because I believe that everyone must know who these people are. I could talk about great animators forever, mentioning all the greats, names like that of Hayao Miyazaki, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery,…

  • Animation,  Life

    Just Find Role Models!

    Starting these posts and sharing all my personal stories always makes me emotional. For the past few weeks, I can’t stop thinking of how lucky and grateful I am for some of the people that I came across in my journey so far. I’ve been thinking of how much some animators have changed my life and what an important role…

  • Animation

    I wish someone told me!

    Something I am doing now. When I started studying animation I had no idea what animation really was, but if you asked me I would say that I know perfectly well what it is. At the time, I assumed that animation was what I saw in a Disney and Pixar movies.

  • Animation,  Life

    Self Doubt — A never ending struggle.

    Almost everyone struggles with self-doubt despite their profession or personality. People are always comparing themselves to others and it’s usually with a negative perspective. I believe that especially creatives wrestle this internal conflict constantly. The nature of creative work makes everyone more vulnerable to feeling inadequate sometimes.