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At NAB 2018, MAXON hosted "Women in Motion Graphics", a panel session designed to shed light on the challenges female motion designers face every day and what changes could be adopted in the industry to close the gender gap.

Moderator Tuesday McGowan, a multi-award winning creative director and designer, engaged panelists Penelope Nederlander, Julia Siemón, Caitlin Cadieux, Robyn Haddow and Sarah Wickliffe, in frank conversation about their career experiences, some of the gains women have made to achieve recognition and gender parity, and further ways the industry can be more inclusive. 

meet the speakers
Caitlin Catieux is an animator, designer and illustrator based in upstate NY. Currently, she works as part of the Atlantic's in-house production team. She is also an admin for the Motion Graphics Slack group and a moderator for the weekly motion graphics Twitter chat, #mochat.
Robyn Haddow is a freelance motion graphics artist and designer based in Vancouver. Her Focus is FUI design for screen graphics and holograms. Credits include: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, several series in the DC Universe and motion graphics for FOX, CW, NBC, CBS and TNT.
Penelope Nederlander is a two time Emmy-nominated art director, motion graphics animator, and digital artist based in Austin, TX. She has worked on high profile visual effects and animation projects including the title sequences for Pitch Perfect, Temple Grandin and both Kung Fu Panda films, VFX on Aviator, Iron Man, and Superman.
Julia Siemón is an award-winning designer, director, animator and VR content creator working in New York City. She currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Her credits include Microsoft, Mucinex, Schick Hydro and Calvin Klein and network rebrands for Vice, The Weather Channel and Spike TV.
Sarah Wickliffe is a Motion Designer, Character Animator, and Fine Artist based in New York. She has worked on projects for HBO, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, The Onion, PBS and more. She most recently ran the graphics Department on BET's "The Rundown with Robin Thede", and is now pursuing new freelance opportunities.
Tuesday McGowan brings over 15 years’ experience in motion graphics. Her work has won numerous awards from most major design competitions including Communication Arts Design Annual, BDA Awards, One Show and the Tellys. Her clients include: Target, T-Mobile, Pepsi, Apple, MTV, Vh1, ESPN, Comedy Central, Twitter, Spotify, Xerox, AMC, Dodge, and Buick.