Hello! My name is Gwendolyn "Wynne" Gettelfinger. As an animator and illustrator, I create memorable and inspiring stories to engage my audiences. I currently work at Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. as a Jr. Lab Generalist. I am an 2019 Animation alumna of The Savannah College of Art and Design. During my senior year, I collaborated on Wander, our thesis short film, with a group of incredibly talented SCAD students. While at SCAD, I studied at the Savannah, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France campuses. I have a strong desire to travel and learn new things through collaboration. These experiences drive my passion for storytelling through my art.
I recently completed work on Ajax All Powerful, a VR Animated Short Film, selected to compete at the Tribeca Film Festival and Annecy International Film Festival. When I'm not animating or creating art, you can find me curled up with an exciting book or enjoying the outdoors (sometimes both at the same time!) I am constantly interested in learning new techniques, software, or styles to grow and excel as a successful animator and illustrator in
the animation and film industry.
Thank you for viewing my portfolio!
Gwendolyn "Wynne" Gettelfinger
Awards and Honors
Since the end of 2019 to March 2020 I had the pleasure of working on Ajax All Powerful with easyAction Group, LLC. I created illustrations for textures and animated a variety of colorful characters for the VR Animated Short Film.
Ajax All Powerful premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and is currently competing in Annecy International Film Festival.
Selected to work as an exhibitor for the Savannah College of Art and Design booth at ACM SIGGRAPH 2019, LA.
I was also asked to record my experiences in LA and at SIGGRAPH in the form of "blog entries" to encourage SCAD students to attend SIGGRAPH and other education conventions like it in the future.
The Wander crew's work was also featured in a SCAD demo reel played at SIGGRAPH. To view more about Wander, you can visit my blog during the project here.
Selected to the "Draft Selection" and awarded an "Excellence Award" for the Rookie Awards 2019 for her work on Wander. Top 25% of entries submitted to the Rookie Awards 2019 for 3D Animation and Concept Art & Illustration.
To view entry, click here.
Selected to write a thought piece on Animation Career Review, about "What it’s Like to Study Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design".
To view article click here.
Recipient of the Logan Eugene Felps Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Savannah College of Art and Design for the 2018-19 Academic School Year.
Selected as a featured artist in the 2018 edition of Port City Review, SCAD’s annual arts journal.
"The Geode Collection" 8x10 in. Digital Painting
Selected as one of forty five artists featured in Karoline Pietrowski's art book, Das Zeichenbuch Mit Dem Blob.
For more information on the book and concept click here.
Selected to be a student volunteer at the 2017 SCAD Career fair.
Assisted the company Framestore in scheduling interviews and meetings throughout the day.
Selected to be featured in the juried exhibition, Drawing Works, at the Savannah College of Art and Design 2016.
"What If?" 9x11 in. Pen on Paper