Intern Takeover: Loise Sota

Over the summer, we’ve had a bunch of awesome interns helping out around the studio, so to highlight their contributions to our current projects, we figured we’d create a new blog feature. Welcome to the inaugural edition of Intern Takeover, where we talk to Loise Sota, a 3D artist who spent six weeks with us over the summer before starting the last year of her Animation degree.

You can check out more of her art over on her Instagram.

Tell us about your main takeaways from interning at Kickstart!
It feels like I learned a year's worth of info from y'all! But the main things are: 2D/3D pipeline specifically for this studio, efficiency is key and be a nice human to work with.

What was the highlight of your internship?
The rooftop annual bbq was a memorable one. I got to know the many interesting characters of Kickstart over drinks, bbq, nice weather and a beautiful view.

What was the biggest challenge of your internship?
The 3D animation project I worked on deviates from most of the animation principles I learned in school so that was an adventure.


What interests you most about working in this industry?
Most jobs in animation are temporary, which gives me anxiety, but also allows us to travel and/or travel while working, which is pretty dope!

What’s your favourite 2-3 colour combination?
Orange and teal

What are you trying to improve in your work?
I'd work towards an efficient workflow whilst producing quality content.

What’s your idea of the perfect Sunday?
Making Butterbeer with my mates and a Harry Potter marathon. Or any movie marathon really. Good times.

You’re stuck on a desert island with a laptop and a USB stick containing the entirety of one cartoon - what show is it?
Avatar: The Last Airbender <3


Pick 3 cartoon characters that describe your personality.

  • Spongebob - when I'm happy or in the mood to annoy people (which is most of the time).

  • Buttercup - she's such a tomboy and she's literally made from spice ;D

  • Gary from Final Space - he's weird, immature, obsessed with cookies.

What have you consumed lately that inspired you to create - podcast, tv, movie, music?
Hello From the Magic Tavern Podcast is giving me ideas of characters I'd like to draw.

What’s on your work playlist?
Mostly cyberpunk mixes on youtube or Hello From the Magic Tavern podcast.