Brenda Baumgarten

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Over the course of her career, Brenda has worked with many studios to create short films, commercials and TV series.  She currently works as a puppet fabricator at renowned stop-motion studio, LAIKA, and was the Character Fabrication Supervisor for puppets used in the feature film "The Little Prince" (2015).  Her online company, Stop-motion Silicone, provides custom puppets and components to animators and studios around the world.

"A program like this helped me launch my business.  It was incredibly valuable.  Without the time, resources and mentorship that were given to me, I doubt I'd have achieved the success I've had in this industry so quickly.  I hope that I can, in turn, help other artists reach their goal as well."