Samantha (Pedregon) Wilkins has worked in the VFX industry for almost a decade. After graduating from the Animation Program at The L.A. Film School, Samantha bounced around smaller studios and worked as an intern in Los Angeles. Samantha’s breakthrough happened when she accepted a runner position at The Mill. As a runner, Samantha interacted with many departments and eventually joined the CGI team to help with Super Bowl ads.
“If you stay in a bubble, you forget how to look outside of it. Through social media, I see what others are shouting about. Everyone is willing to share knowledge either in person or via YouTube demos for new software. I can then dive deeper into things, and before I know it, I’m the one championing something and being an advocate.”
Samantha’s modeling and texturing work includes a broad range of impressive credits from commercials to video game cinematics. Her artistic talents have been used in many projects including Apex Legends season-opening trailers, the Tide Super Bowl ad campaigns Super Bowl Now, Laundry Later, and League of Legends ad campaigns. Samantha’s past work experience includes Modeling/Texture Artist and Asset Lead at The Mill, a media and digital brand activation agency. She is currently an Art Outsource Supervisor at Riot Games in Los Angeles.