April 9, 2007


Thompson helps clients achieve their goals by developing strategic career plans and effective marketing materials. She is an expert on career transitions, demo reels & portfolios, resumes, cover letters and interviewing techniques. Her recruiting clients include Blue Sky Studios, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, The Los Angeles Times, Macromedia, Toybox, Framestore, Digital Domain, Simex Digital Studios, Click 3X, Lucas Learning, and Hollywood On Line.  

Thompson has also worked in television, feature films, commercials and video games. Her production credits include The Simpsons, Family Dog and Bebe's Kids. She teaches courses on animation, new media and the Internet, and advises colleges and universities on preparing students for the working world.

The night will begin with a behind-the-scenes look at a demo reel critiquing, using a process similar to American Idol. Following the demo, Thompson will offer expert advice on what it takes to get a job in computer graphics, as well as the secrets on how to create an impressive resume and demo reel.

The event will take place at 6:00pm at PCC Cascade Campus Auditorium, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building, located at 705 N. Killingsworth in Portland. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to cascadesiggraph@gmail.com by noon on April 16th.