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Dylan kamalay is an illustrator, writer, and animator currently based in cleveland, ohio. while originally a michigan native, she ventured to 'the land' in 2013 to pursue a bfa in animation at the cleveland institute of art. 


During her time at the cleveland institute of art, she developed a skill set in visual development, digital painting, screenwriting, 3d-lighting/rendering, storyboarding, and 2d-animation. she was also introduced to multiple aspects of the animation pipeline through various opportunities as a student. 

in her junior year, she had the chance to work as a previsual development intern for the feature film, dog eat dog (directed by paul schrader, 2016) - as well as develop an animated short film (with fellow animator, daniel sevcik) that was showcased in the shafran planetarium for the cleveland museum of natural history. during her senior year she worked as a lighting/rendering intern on a collaboration between american greetings and the cleveland institute of art for a series of one-minute, 3d-animated carebears shorts: care package chroniclesadditionally her thesis film, datura, was showcased in the cleveland institute of art's 2017 student summer exhibition.


In her spare time, dylan enjoys freelancing as an illustrator + writer, eating spicy food, and practicing ukulele. 

Feel free to contact her at for any business inquiries!


Photographer's edit: wedding & portrait photography outsourcing

 training coordinator | may 2017 - present

 solon, oh

  • create video tutorials showing how to navigate through website. record + edit audio for narration in videos. assist photographers in using outsourcing services.

American greetings

 lighting/rendering intern | aug. 2016 - jan. 2017

 cleveland, oh

  • work on a team, conduct lighting tests in autodesk maya. render all final images + layers for a series of 3d-animated carebears shorts on youtube: care package chronicles.

Halo media works

 freelance 2d animator | oct. 2016 & june 2017

 cleveland, oh

  • animate + organize assets in toonboom, composite final animation in adobe after effects.

International services center

 freelance 2d animator | june - nov. 2016

 cleveland, oh

  • storyboard, adjust timing, add dialogue, composite, and lay out scenes for educational animations.

Cleveland museum of natural history

 2d artist/animator | sept. 2015 - apr. 2016

 cleveland, oh

  • collaborate on a short animated film for the showing of '360° of sight + sound', presented in the shafran planetarium at the cleveland museum of natural history.

Dog eat dog productions, llc

 previsualization intern | sept. 2015 - nov. 2015

 cleveland, oh

  • create storyboards, lay out shots, 3d animate, and composite previsualization footage for the feature film: dog eat dog (2016), directed by paul schrader.



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