Sydney Pukal

Sydney Pukal

Adjunct Instructor

B.S. in Animation & Illustration at University of Northwestern – St. Paul


Sydney Pukal holds a Bachelor of Science in Animation & Illustration from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul.

Working full-time as a CG generalist at NEIGHBOR Animation in Minneapolis, she has helped develop animated advertising, social content, and educational videos for clients such as Nike, Securian Financial, The Mall of America, The Hoover Institution, and others. As a CG generalist, she uses a broad range of programs on a regular basis such as Maya, the Adobe Suite, Houdini, Substance Painter, and Zbrush. Her repertoire includes skills such as illustration, motion graphics, character design, modeling, texturing, animation, rigging, hair grooming and simulation, cloth simulation, and compositing.

Sydney attends Conquering King Fellowship with her husband Jordan and volunteers there as a pianist and vocalist for worship along with her two sisters who play the cello, guitar, and vocals.