mjb circa 1980

mari jaye is an independent animator hailing from New England and currently living further north than she knew New York could go.  After receiving her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania, she jumped ship and traded her brushes for a drawing tablet.   Along with several of her own shorts, she has produced animations for Sesame Workshop, MTV Other, Comedy Central and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).  She is a NYFA Fellow, an avid fan of special effects makeup, and a co-founder of the NYC animation collective Family Camp.

While she continues her own independent work, mari jaye is excited to have joined the faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology as Assistant Professor in the School of Film and Animation.


mari jaye’s CV