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AJ Weiland

I’m AJ Weiland, initially a self-taught illustrator, now also a 2D animator who’s been studying under Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Animation program for the past few years. My particular strengths lie in character design/art, comics, and storyboarding. As a child, I always held a strong affinity for all forms of storytelling, and as I’ve come into adulthood, that affinity has only grown with me. Creative inspiration always triggers my imagination so vividly; each and every time that it does, my hand itches to grab my pen so I can bring that idea out of my mind’s eye and into reality.

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MATC’s unique facilities and the program’s innovative curriculum offer a comprehensive background in animation. Students have opportunities to learn about 2D animation and 3D animation. Portfolio reviews in several courses are designed to assist you in compiling work samples to show employers.

From visualization of architectural spaces to video games to effects in movies, animation is expanding.

The Animation associate degree features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


  • Animator 2D/3D
  • Background Designer
  • 3D Modeling Specialist
  • Character Rigger
  • Commercial Animator
  • Medical Animation Specialist
  • Legal Animation Simulation Specialist
  • Texture Artist