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Maureen Fan Artist Interview

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Maureen Fan

Maureen Fan


If you haven’t already heard of the powerhouse CEO that is Maureen Fan, this is an interview you won’t want to miss! Maureen is CEO & Co-Founder of 9-time Emmy-award winning and leading independent interactive animation studio Baobab Studios. Previously she was vice president of games at Zynga, and she worked on Pixar's "Toy Story 3" film and at eBay in product management and UI design. Her collaboration, The Dam Keeper, directed by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, was nominated for the 2015 Oscar Best Animated Short. Maureen was also named an exec to watch by Variety. In this interview, Maureen talks about how her intense love and passion for animation motivated her to work her way up in the industry, her analytical and research-based approach to how she conducts herself in business, the process of starting Baobab Studios, advice for those looking for a mentor, and why you should never be afraid to "ask for more."

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