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Manddy Wyckens is a director and designer at Studio AKA. In episode 57, we talk with her about giving direction, doing things she loves and finding a voice.






Studio AKA:

99 Percent Lifestyle Interview

Gobelins School:


Cory Loftis:

Revolting Rhymes:



-Studio AKA

-AKA’s pitch process

-Giving direction

-Finding her craft and voice

-Digital classes and animation vlogs

-Gobelins School

-Sociological differences in schooling

-Interning at Disney

-Mentor: Cory Loftis

-American feedback

-Having a voice in client work


-Focus and spontaneous drawing

-Commercial work



-Character design

-Freelance life vs. full-time staff work

-Short films

-Writing a children’s book

-Liking to do a lot of different things


-Exploring professional illustration

-Dream client/project: Google Spotlight Stories

-Favorite animated film: Revolting Rhymes

-What do the people you love think you do at work all day?: Whatever animated film we see. They think I’m always abroad and that I do cartoons.

-Animalator: To Be Determined

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