We chatted with Rachel Wan, who has helped in many different ways with the creation of Bink! Rachel did the concept art for Bink, the character design for the mechanical hand, and the title design for Bink! Rachel currently lives in Malaysia and as we were thrilled to learn more about her and her experience.
Growing up, Rachel had no idea that she would end up working in animation. In fact, she originally wanted to be a human rights lawyer. But Rachel loved to draw and her love for animated films and television eventually led her to pursue animation as a career. She grew up watching Disney films, cartoons from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Sailor Moon.
Rachel Studied Digital Animation in The One Academy of Communication Design. Courses covered topics like 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, and Rendering. Rachel ‘s expertise falls into three different areas: Graphic Design, Concept Art, and Illustration. In Malaysia, most animation companies prefer to hire employees with multiple skillsets, although being specialized in one particular skill also prove advantageous
In Rachel’s free time she loves reading Manga and playing computer games. Her bucket list includes traveling, programming, and cooking. Rachel also hopes to one day be able to visit the US!
For more information on Rachel, check out her website here!