Susan Taaffe - Columbia College Chicago

Susan Taaffe

Adjunct Professor of Instruction


I am currently an Adjunct Instructor in both the Animation and Game Arts Departments at Columbia college Chicago.

I am a highly accomplished modeler and animator using a wide variety of software.   My experience has covered a lot of bases in the CG industry.  I have done work in broadcast, children’s animated video, short film, product demos and industrials.  I recently spent four months doing pre-viz work for the Warner Brothers film “Man of Steel” which was filmed here in Chicago.    I also taught  3D animation classes for many years at NYU and The School of Visual Arts in New York

Instructional Areas

3D Animation, Computer Animation, 3D Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting


B.F.A., Drawing-Painting-Printmaking Ohio State University 1980
M.F.A., Art Ohio State University 1984