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A Day in the Life: Jasmine Katatikarn of Academy of Animated Art

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Creators on Teachable come from every walk of life and share knowledge on every topic around. In our new series, A Day in the Life, we take a look at what a typical day looks like for real Teachable creators. They’ll share with us the quiet moments, the busy moments, and glimpses into what life really looks like behind the curtain. We already introduced you to Michael Tanzillo of Academy of Animated Art. Now, let’s meet his partner and fellow course creator, Jasmine Katatikarn.

Jasmine and Michael were both pros in the animation world. (Jasmine with experience in visual effects and animation and Michael with lighting.) Needless to say, the industry was nothing new to them. And yet, they still saw a huge gap: Students weren’t geared up to properly land jobs. With their collective experience and desire to make change driving them, the duo took action to help the next generation of animators succeed at getting a job in the industry. And thus was born their school on Teachable.

Read on to see a day in the life of Jasmine.

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Read Jasmine’s full transcript below.

6-7 a.m.

Wake up to my three year old and five year old next to me in bed (where they snuck in during the middle of the night). I give them a kiss while they still sleep to start my morning. I do a quick workout, followed by stretching, and meditation. I make this in small increments because I have limited time in the morning and I break it up because my kids can come in at any time, so I need to be flexible!

7-9 a.m.

Breakfast and morning with the kids. We like to start the breakfast by asking each other “What is your bud?” This translates to “What are you looking forward to the most today?” We also ask, “What are you grateful for?” We have fun answering! Drop off all the kids. I take a deep breath and get that strange feeling of not having two kids alongside me. It’s “me time.”

9-10 a.m.

I stop by my local coffee shop to order my regular (a cortado) to stay! There is something about drinking out of a glass versus a paper cup that makes all the difference to me—small luxuries. Then my workday begins! I work as a 3D artist for visual effects, which mainly consists of standing in front of my computer (I have a standing desk) creating imagery for visual effects.

“I spend 30 minutes going over my plan for the day and journaling. This is one of my favorite parts of the day. When I am not able to do it, I can feel the difference throughout the day.”

1-3:30 p.m.

I break for lunch and this is my time where I will work on the Academy of Animated Art. At 2:40 p.m. I pick up my daughter from school. This is huge for me, as I have always wanted to be able to be there for my daughter in this way, but never was able to until I started to work from home.

3:30-5 p.m.

Back to the grind. My daughter does independent play time while I go back to work. Laughter tells me that my son and husband are home! My three year old son comes running through the door and gives me a hug. I love it. (The family plays while I continue to work…)

6-8 p.m.

I’m sitting at the dinner table with my whole family. We discuss our day, and I’m super grateful that I can be here for all the family moments.

8-9 p.m.

Bedtime for the kiddos. My husband reads books to them while I prepare school lunches for tomorrow and clean up.

9-12 a.m.

If I haven’t fallen asleep next to my daughter, I am up and working on what I need to do for the Academy and my coaching clients. Hopefully, I am sleeping by midnight.

Curious as to what else Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo are up to? Follow along at the Academy of Animated Art on social media. Or sign up for their free master class here.



Author: Caitlin Miller, Caitlin Miller is the Manager of Content Marketing Strategy at Teachable. In her spare time, she's often found listening to vinyl records, buying too many house plants, and enjoying a run on the streets of Brooklyn.

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