Akimbo Studio Partners with JPCatholic for Student Internships and Jobs
February 08, 2024
JPCatholic is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Akimbo Studio, a motion design studio founded by alumnus Nate Sjogren ‘11. Based in Boise, ID, the studio has created motion graphics for clients such as Rocket League, TikTok, Vans, Ascension Press, Scott Hahn, The Bible Project, and Word on Fire.
Last year Akimbo launched an in-house Catholic animation counterpart Numa Creative, an initiative to bring the truth and beauty of Catholicism to life through animation. “This department is the fruit of the faith-filled talent from Akimbo's relationship with JPCatholic,” said Sjogren.
Sjogren also teaches motion design at JPCatholic, and over the years has used his classroom as a recruiting ground for talented students to work for his company. The new partnership formalizes the relationship, offering JPCatholic students first opportunity to apply for new openings.
“This partnership has been many years in the making,” he said. “We are proud to boast that currently over half of our full-time contractors and employees are JPCatholic alumni, all of whom I found in my Motion Graphics courses over the years. The raw talent and amazing people that are the result of this partnership is a gift that keeps on giving!”
Mia Schaller graduated from JPCatholic’s Illustration program in 2022, and her Akimbo internship senior year transitioned into full-time work after graduation. “I’ve been pushed far past where I thought the line of my creativity ended and I have learned so much,” she said. “I’ve made awesome projects with Akimbo and some pretty cool friends, so all around working here has been a huge blessing.”