Michael Pekala

Michael Pekala

Los Angeles, CA, US



Hello my name is Michael Pekala and I am a Maya generalist with Key Art design experience.  I have been working on commercials and Key Art graphics for the past 4 years.  I have worked on many high profile projects such as The Amazing Spiderman IronMan 2 Star Trek 2 and many more. I can design animate and render in Maya and After Effects. I am experienced with particle systems including Realflow and Maya Fluid systems.  My portfolio site is


Petrol Advetising, Burbank, CA, US, Designer

Aug 2012 - current

BLT & Associates, Hollywood, CA, US, Designer

Work on many theatrical campaigns such as Iran Man 2 &3, The Amazing Spiderman and Star Trek 2 and many more. I started as a junior designer and worked my way up to motion graphics artist as a 3D Designer. With my combined skills I found myself designing and animating graphics in Maya and After Effects.

Feb 2009 - Aug 2012


Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Hollywood, CA, US, Design and animation

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, animation

Sep 1999 - May 2002