The Academy of Art Alumni Works as Animation Supervisor for Avengers: Infinity War

The Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the United States. It can boast an number of talented and accomplished Alumni, including Jan Philip Cramer. Recently, Cramer, who is head of animation at Digital Domain, had the opportunity to work on box office hit Avengers: Infinity War, as animation supervisor.

Cramer was both honored and in disbelief that he was chosen to work on such an important production, saying “I cannot believe they trust me to come up with ideas for something that so many people care for. These are moments you dream of.” Working on the huge blockbuster was a childhood dream come true, but Avengers: Infinity War is not his only impressive credit, although it is is his most impressive to date.

Cramer, who graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2004, with a degree from the School of Animation and Visual Effects, has racked up a number of credits since graduating. These credits include Spider Man: Homecoming, Deadpool, Avatar, and X-Men: Days of Future past among others. It is the skills and experience that he gained while studying for his BFA at the Academy of Art University that gave him the opportunity to work on these incredible Hollywood blockbusters.

At the Academy of Art University, Cramer studied computer animation techniques and VFX. He also worked with top-tier professionals in the fields of animation and visual effects. It was through these professionals that he was able to learn the state of the art techniques that lead to his success in the field of animation and visual effects today. He also learned about art throughout history and graduated with a well rounded perspective of contemporary art. This background gave him the foundation to be the dynamic artist and professional that he is today.

Cramer’s career is just getting started. His future projects include Ant Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel. With the foundation he received from The Academy of Art University which offers degree programs in more than 30 areas of study on its San Francisco campus, he is sure to have a long and illustrious career.



Robert Ivy was raised in California. He qualified for an undergraduate degree, B.A in English and later studied at the University of Tulane graduating with a masters in architecture. Robert was appointed the CEO for the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and recently was awarded for great leadership. In 2011, Robert was also the vice president of Hill Constructions that design buildings that are safe and environmentally friendly. Since he was appointed the Chief Executive for AIA, he has managed to implement new strategies and ideas that have led to recognition and receiving of awards. Robert work ethics consist of good work coordination, public outreach and quality service offered to clients.

Robert came up with a long-lasting solution among various construction companies that enable sharing of professional ideas among the workmates. The company has also set up a training facility for recruits to ensure they have proper knowledge and skills to deliver quality service. Robert Ivy leadership skills in construction have put the AIA among the top listed construction companies in the market. Mr. Robert is considered as a “Master Architect” a name that is given to worlds best-known architects, e.g., Buckminster F. & Ludwig Mies.

Robert Ivy achievements include construction of new advanced technology infrastructure, streamlining American Institute of Architects governance to initiate better decision making and creating campaigns awareness for award winnings. Roberts’s recent thoughts are based on climate change, public health and lastly coming up with sustainable designs that suit the client’s needs and wants. Before being the CEO of AIA, Robert was also the vice president and Chief Editor of Architectural Magazine since the year 1996. Due to his leadership in the editorial, the organization received many publishing awards. He is an advocate for vocation on various significant social and environmental factors that affect the construction industry.

In his newly elected position as the Chief Executive Officer at the construction company AIA, Robert Ivy will be in charge of the new offices in Washington worth 56 million dollars and with over 206 employees. He will conduct the company policies and regulations to ensure quality and professional work, general public understanding of building industry and collaborate with other Architects countrywide and globally to support AIA members. In 2010, the president of AIA Mr. George Miller said that he was excited to work with Robert and that having him on board would help shape and improve future of AIA.

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Desiree Perez Helps Jay-Z Empire Thrive

Desiree Perez has proven herself to be a very interesting person when it comes to making power moves in the music industry. She really has set the stage for the way that people look at business women in music. She has been working with Jay-Z extensively behind the scenes to create a plethora of different changes when it comes to music streaming, artist development and business deals for celebrity entertainers.

Desiree Perez has really been able to take alot in stride as she pushes forward to connect with a whole new wave of millennials that are riding the music streaming wave. Jay-Z decided that he needed to get into this business because he knew that the concept of the compact disc was over. Digital streaming has become the way of the world, and Desiree Perez has helped him focus on his goal. He has been able to really make a big difference when it comes to the way that people are acquiring exclusive music.

The fact that he has put so much time into giving people access to exclusive content has allowed the Tidal music streaming service to grow. Desiree Perez has been there right along the way with him, and she has made it possible for this company to excel. Billboard has recognized her efforts in the music streaming world and business in general. She has over the Jay-Z Empire, and she has continued to show herself to be worthy of these roles that she has taken on. She has never failed to come through when it comes to negotiating contracts, and that has become her strength for the circle of influence that Jay-Z has in his business life. Perez is the one that is entrusted with his Roc Nation company that was started with Dame Dash years ago.

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