Rachelle has been a professional recruiter in the animation and visual effects industry for over a decade. She runs her own company, Rachelle Lewis Talent, which specialises in placing animation and vfx artists for film, gaming, and television studios worldwide, as well as representing a select group of Animation Directors, VFX Supes and show creators.
Previously, Rachelle oversaw the talent procurement for Digital Domain, the five times Academy Award winning visual effects company. She and her team crewed numerous feature films including Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers, and Retiman's Super-Ex Girlfriend, as well as a plethora of high-end vfx and animated commercials. Rachelle has also worked for Sony Pictures Imageworks as a recruiting consultant, finding and placing animators and other digital character artists on feature films including Open Season, The Chronicles of Narnia, Surf's Up, Superman Returns, Monster House, and Ghost Rider . She also worked with DreamWorks Feature Animation as a recruiting consultant where she brought in artists for features including Shark Tale, Over the Hedge, and Flushed Away.
Rachelle started her career in the animation/vfx industry through television animation, where she worked for many years as Director of Artistic Recruitment and Development for Klasky Csupo, best known for it's Emmy Award winning TV series Rugrats and Wild Thornberrys.
Rachelle lectures at art schools, universities, festivals and industry events throughout North America and Europe. She acts in an advisory capacity developing the animation and vfx curriculum with numerous schools and works directly with professional artists in the area of career development.