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Where we celebrate women and non-binary folk working in animation, and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

I&PF-136, Jessie Kate Bui, Co-Author of ”Talking Threads: Costume Design for Animation, Games, and Illustration”

September 10, 2021

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Folk podcast- a look at animation through the women and non-binary folk who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

Today's guest is the project director and co-author of Talking Threads: Costume Design for Animation, Games, and Illustration”, Jessie Kate Bui!


Jessie is an author, designer, and educator who specializes in costume design! She also uses personality psychology to inform her design decisions and loves to share that passion with others. She teaches at Art Center College of Design and also mentors groups and individuals in her own online program for animation, games, and comics. She shares how her new book came about, what went into researching it, how she stays motivated to share her passions, and walks us through what it takes to use psychology to make decisions in her design work.

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This podcast is produced in partnership with Women in Animation

"Today, women hold only 20% of the creative roles in animation. WIA wants to make it 50/50 by 2025!"

Please also check out other great organizations promoting diversity in the industry: Black n’ Animated, Rise Up Animation, LatinX in Animation, Asian Queens in Animation, Asians in Animation, and Diverse Toons.


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Twitter: @InkandPaintFolk - Instagram: @inkandpaintfolk


*Note: With the name change, the transitioning of the title may be inconsistent across the web for a bit. Thanks for your patience!