Amy Gohal

Amy Gohal-Stephan

+1 503 869 5890

Work History


Academy of Art University San Francisco
Feb 2021- CurrentTook Medical leave for health issues from 2020-2021

Academy of Art University San Francisco
Sept 2019 - May 2020California College of the Arts - Oakland 
Sept 2017 - Sept 2019Avametrics - Character TD Consultations 
March 2018 
Faculty-Art Instructor
Making Waves Academy
Sept 2016 - May 2017
Academy of Art University San Francisco
Sept 2013 - May 2016
"Grounded" by Thomas de Maleingreau - Short Film June - Dec 2014 
"Tuff Stuff" by Mario Grilli -Short Film -Sept - Dec 2014
"Ninja Turtles: Veterans of the Night" by Miguel Diaz Rivera - Teaser Trailer - Sept- Dec 2014
"Muscle Beach" by Corey Rosen - Short Film Summer 2014 - Sept - Dec 2014
"Foodie Cats" by Jr Giants of San Francisco Giants baseball team - Sept - Dec 2014
"Cact I" by Ye Won Cho - Short Film June - Dec 2014
"Art School of Horrors" by Thijs Bazelmans -Feature Film  June-Aug 2014
"The Knight" by Mary Kate Dangoia - Short Film June-Aug 2014
June 2015 - Sept 2016
Dec 2014-Jan 2015
"La Casa De Colores" - Short film by Nicolas Villarreal
Jan 2014
"Nieta" - Short film by Nicolas Villarreal
Sept 2013-Nov 2013
Magic Mirror Project
Intel Corporation
Jan 2013 - July 2013

"The Boxtrolls" (Full Length Feature Film) 
June 2012- Dec 2012
"Barbie: Princess and the Popstar" (Feature Film)
Rainmaker Entertainment
March 2012 to May 2012 "Escape From Planet Earth" (Full Length Feature Film)
Rainmaker Entertainment
Nov 2011 to March 2012 "Barbie: A Mermaids Tale 2" (feature film)
Rainmaker Entertainment
Oct 2011 to Nov 2011 "Natures Fix" (Arrowhead Water Commercial)
A52 Visual Effects -Elastic
June 2011 - July 2011
Disney Animation Studios Apprentice
March 2011- June 2011 "Call of Juarez: The Cartel" (Video Game Trailer)
January 2011 - Feb 2011 "Monkey and Robot" (Short Film)
September 2010 - November 2010
Directed Study Advisor
Academy of Art University
June 2010 - Dec 2010 "Lord of the Rings: War in the North" (Video Game Trailer)
Dilated Pixels
May 2010 - June 2010 "Target- A Better Bullseye" (Commercial)
Motion Theory
April 2010 - May 2010 Directed Study Advisor
Academy of Art University
Feb 2010 to May 2010 "DCU MMO" Rigging for Cinematics (Commercial)
Lightstream Animation Studios
Nov 09 - Dec 09 "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel" (full length feature film)
Rhythm and Hues
June 09 - Oct 09 "As Seen on TV" (Independent Short Film) "What A Dodo" (Student Short Film) "Bohemibot" (Short Film-Student Academy Award winner 2009)





Amy Gohal is a creature/character TD full of ambition and creativity. She currently lives in San Francisco and has worked at the Academy of Art University where she has taught Visual Effects, CFX , Rigging as well as a variety of other courses. Amy is proud of the recent release of "La Casa De Colores" a short film where she worked with Nicolas Villareal. Prior she finished projects at WhiskyTree as a Character TD and Intel in the Research and Development Department as a Lead VFX Artist. Prior to this she has worked at an array of animation and film houses in LA, Oregon and in Canada.  Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation and Visual Effects from the Academy of Art University where she studied hard and focused on rigging. Regardless that Amy received her BFA from the Academy, she has been called back off and on to teach MFA students as well. She enjoys working closely with animators, modelers and concept artists to make sure everything fits together to their liking. Amy works well with others and loves being involved with group projects. She has a great willingness to learn everything and anything new and due to this she often finds herself in the center of something amazing.

While Amy is teaching she is also working on her Masters Degree in Visual Development. She wants to round out her production and post production degree by adding a pre production aspect to it.   Since she loves comics and cosplay her cats are named after supervillains but are very friendly. Amy loves getting lost in story. She has an addiction to watching movies and reading mystery novels. She is an open person up for any challenge placed in front of her. 
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Amy's Art

In her spare time, when she is not working on Character/Creature Rigs, Amy loves doing conceptual drawings and paintings. She keeps art flowing through her veins by painting things that pop into her imagination. She loves sharing her work with the world, and you can find her on the networks below. Please "like" and "follow", and you might just catch her at an artist convention near you.