Animex Awards Judges

Jana Day

Director of Recruiting
Sony Pictures Animaiton

Jana DayJana has been the Director of Recruiting for Sony Pictures Animation since 2003. In this role she is responsible for recruiting story artists, character artists, visual development artists and layout artists to work with Sony Pictures Animation. In addition to these responsibilities, she handles the software development recruiting for fellow Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment company Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Prior to Sony, Jana was Director of Recruiting for Big Idea Productions, where she was tasked with recruiting a full crew for the company’s first animated feature. She previously was tapped to help build DreamWorks Animation as the Head of Recruiting. In that role, and was instrumental in establishing the studio and staffing several movies during her tenure.

Jana’s animation career began at Warner Bros. Television Animation, where she was Manager of Human Resources. A native of Chicago, Day earned a double BA from at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She also completed Labor and Industrial Relations coursework in the MBA program at Loyola Marymount University, Chicago.