Karen Chesney

Motion media design professor


  • B.A., studio art, University of Georgia
  • M.F.A., visual effects, Savannah College of Art and Design


  • Dean’s list as an M.F.A. student at SCAD
  • Skilled in matte painting, color correction, modeling, animation (2-D, 3-D), texturing, scripting, composition, lighting, look development and storyboarding
  • Instructor, SCAD Summer Sessions, Summer 2016
  • Art instructor, Kudzu Art Zone, 2015 to present
  • Student teacher, SCAD Atlanta, Winter 2015
  • Freelance visual effects artist, Awesome Incorporated, 2014
  • SIGGRAPH student volunteer, 2014
  • Director, modeling, texturing, student film "Vita Magus," 2013
  • Art instructor, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008–2012
  • Marketing specialist, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2005–2008