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International Women’s Day – Discussion with Namyashree Rathnakar, Character Modeler

On this International Women’s Day, the Mikros Animation teams talk about what this day means to them and what inspires them.

8 March 2024
Namyashree Rathnakar, Character Modeler

Namya has over 6 years of experience in the field. She’s an avid reader who loves music and has a deep affection for Anime and Animated movies. 

  • What does International Women’s Day mean to you? 

IWD is an opportunity to celebrate and uplift the women who have broken barriers. A day for educating everyone to understand the issues related to women and discuss how to address the same. 

  • In your opinion, what could be improved in your professional daily life? 

Having a few panel discussions to talk about new things in the industry can boost the mindset according to me. It would be great to have a few seniors or mentors whose brain we can pick. These are very important for career growth in any industry. 

  • Do you consider yourself a feminist? 

Yes, I do consider myself a feminist. There should be equal cerebral opportunities for everybody, irrespective of their genders. 

  • Has any piece of art or artist inspired you as a woman? 

My inspiration comes from Maria Panfilova. I have been following her art from a very long time, and it is truly remarkable. 

  • What advice would you give to young women considering a career in animation? 

My advice for young women in animation is like what I would say to anybody who is considering a career in animation: Learn the basics. Art is the base for everything we do in our industry. Also never stop learning, be curious, and be true to your work.