Jeremy Palka

Jeremy Palka

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First Name * Jeremy
Last Name * Palka
Username * rydgen
Country * USA
City Nashville
Nationality American
Languages English


Preferred Tools Adobe PhotoshopIllustratorInDesignDreamweaverAfter EffectsQuark ExpressUnreal 3 EditorAutodesk Maya3D Studio MaxMotion BuilderApple Final Cut ProMotionShake




I have always been fascinated with animation my whole life, thriving on classics like Looney Toons, Hanna-Barbera, Woody Woodpecker, and Popeye. These were my inspirations as I learned how to draw cartoon characters throughout my youth.

I didn't know how to break into cartoons after high school, so I did what I had to do to earn money and joined the United States Air Force. I was trained in electrical troubleshooting, and I stayed with that skill years after my enlistment. When I did decide to start classes, I originally went to major in Engineering, but that soon changed when I realized that as much as a challenge it would be, it wasn't a satisfying career. It was early enough in the program that I was able to switch to Graphic Design, so I earned my Associate in that first. After that I moved to Orlando looking to earn a Bachelor degree in that field, when my girlfriend pointed me to Full Sail. I saw an opportunity to learn about animation and took it, and I am very happy that I did.

I've entered my 30's, but I've finally found my niche in the animation world by earning my Bachelor in Computer Animation. Now that I have the skills needed, I am excited to start my career in the field I always wanted to in the first place.