Toon Boom Blog, by Philip Mak
MAGIC made the cut!
A career in animation has never been more desirable to young people. Consider these socio-economic trends: Generation Z, the adolescent cohort preparing for post-secondary education and the workforce, have distinct values and viewpoints. Born between 1995 and 2010, they are the first true digital natives, having never known a world without the Internet. This connected upbringing gives them a diversified, global perspective and a taste for travel and experiences. One study says 72 percent of them want to be entrepreneurs as adults. That’s huge.
Animation offers Gen Z a career where they can work anywhere in the world, thanks to a translatable skill set and technology. The market is also increasingly inclusive of and reliant on freelancers, meaning it has never been easier for them to be their own bosses early in their careers. Pair that with the fulfilling benefits of working in a creative, celebrity-filled industry and animation becomes decidedly more appealing.