Full name

Katie Better

Title

Animator

Location

New York, NY

Blurb

Animator. Chalk Artist. Bird Lady.

Biography

█ Katie Better is a Maryland-born animator and chalk artist based in New York City, currently working at Rockstar Games. For over 10 years, Katie has been working in performance capture and cinematic animation for videogames. Since 2012, after being introduced to chalking by a friend and Florida chalk community in Tampa, chalk art has been her primary vehicle of personal art; inspired by wildlife, art history and games. She has previously hosted chalk workshops in Baltimore, in collaboration with Art With a Heart. Her favorite aspect of chalking is being able to share techniques to empower visitors to get dirty, make mistakes, get messy and create more public art within their local communities.

█ Podcast
A Keyframe of Mind (2017-2019), co-host, with Esther Ko, Ju Li Khaw & Jenny Son

█ Conference Talks
Animation Bootcamp: Animation Microtalks (GDC 2018)
A Keyframe of Mind LIVE! (Animation Exchange 2018)
Animated Moms (Animation Exchange 2021)

█ 2021 Chalkfest Schedule
On Hold, due to covid.

#artsquats

For chalk work or festivals, please contact Katie at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your event.

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Experience

Animator (Cinematics)

Rockstar Games

New York, NY · 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Online
GTAV Online

Senior Motion Capture Animator

Rockstar Games

Long Island, NY · 2016 – 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Online
GTAV Online

Motion Capture Animator

Rockstar Games

Long Island, NY · 2014 – 2016

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Online
GTAV Next Gen
GTAV Online

2D/3D Animator

Artix Entertainment

Lutz, FL · 2011 – 2014

AdventureQuest Worlds
Fat Panda
Pony vs. Pony
AQ3D: Legends of Lore
Bladehaven: Dragon’s Bane
BattleGems

Admin Assistant

Travel Channel

Chevy Chase, MD · 2008 – 2010

2009 Globetrotter, Salt Lake City
Brand Understanding Group (BUG) Committee
Motion Graphics (Volunteer)

Exhibitions
2017 Clever Fella, Good Shot! Zine (Zine), Online, Print
Curated by Jamie Kaye.
2016 CrabZine (Zine), Online
Curated by Renee aka “laughingbear”
2016 Together Breakfast – A Steven Universe Zine (Zine), Online, Print
Curated by Jenny Son.
2015 Birb Zine (Zine), SPX
Curated by Deanna Echanique.
2006 siteMaryland 2006 (Group), Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
"Traum Baum (Dream Tree)". Collaboration with Christina Ralls.
Specialties

Animation, Illustration, Digital Painting, Motion Capture, Chalk, Street Painting, Community Art

Skills

Photoshop, Flash, 3DSMax, Maya, MotionBuilder, Unity

Elsewhere