Hi! I am Tehniyat Shaikh, an animator/storyteller originally from India and currently residing in Atlanta. My career goal is to become an animator, part of a diverse creative culture which would benefit from my multi-disciplinary skillset and allows me to grow my animation skills in 2D and 3D. 

I believe storytelling is the back bone of every creative field and I practice it every day in each project. With my background of experience, I can help collaborators REALLY connect with their targeted audience.


What background you ask? Let me brag a little bit;

I completed my MFA in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019, during which I worked on mediums like 2D, 3D, 2.5D (Hybrid) and Virtual Reality. I played various roles such as animator, character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator, previz artist, animatic editor, motion designer as well as a director for my graduate thesis film. I learned a variety of ways to help make a story successful at connecting with the people and making them FEEL.


Since then, I have been taking 2D animation and motion design roles using Adobe Creative Suite primarily. For an in-depth presentation of my work experience, please check out my resume.


In my free time, I like to volunteer for a local art movement like #FAFATL and organizations like ASIFA South. My friends describe me as a good listener with positive vibes and a patient human being.

Phone: +1  (224) 944.1162


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