After completing her BA at Allegheny in Art & Technology, Katie Lauffenberger, Class of 2005, was accepted into the prestigious graduate program in digital arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she completed her MFA in 2007.
Katie, shown here with her co-workers and actor Patrick Swayze who was visiting her firm, is a digital artist and graphic designer at Resolution Digital Studios in Chicago. She writes, “my boss is a really cool guy. I’ve been encouraged to work on my own projects. I can use the equipment and the professional editors and audio guys to complete a full-blown professional-level stop-motion animation, which I also studied at SAIC. He also wants me to use my stop-motion skills to do some animated countdowns and internal marketing for the company. So overall, I think I am in a good place right now, and exactly where I need to be.