Jaime Ekkens was born in South Korea and adopted by American parents in Grand Rapids Michigan. Having received a BFA from Kendall Collage of Art and Design in 2007, she moved to New York City and successfully pursued her MFA in Computer Arts. Ekkens has been a freelance animator, video editor, associate producer for post-production, special effects supervisor and gallery assistant. She has worked in 3D animation, film distribution, public relations and public access television. Other noteworthy internships include VH1’s On-Air Graphics department and Venture Brothers. She was an Animation Curator and Motion Graphics artist for Big Screen Plaza, an arts venue in Chelsea for 2 years. Ekkens was a freelance After Effects artist for Prudential Advertising for 3 years. Most recent clients include the video department for the fashion blog Refinery 29. She has served on the Board of Directors of NYC ACM SIGGRAPH for 4 years (2009 – 2013) and continues to work in the motion graphics industry while directing and producing independent short films that screen all over the world.