Buffalo, New York
Specializing in Flash and After Effects
Lori Schkufza, or Gutter Rabbit, is an award winning* 2D Animator and Illustrator. She has worked both in the freelance world and for social network gaming. As a Flash specialist she uses mostly puppet based systems for character animation, designing and building all of her own puppets. The majority of her work is produced entirely on her own where she is responsible for all aspects and stages of the production pipeline from writing, designing, storyboarding, and animation to editing and post production.
Her work is greatly inspired by the modern animation style and especially the work of Ward Kimball, using flatter elements with limited animation. The subject matter stems mostly from the people in her life (see Hammer Down, Homebrewers!), past travels (see Yugoslavia), and her Balkan background (see Milan & Zlatorog). Animation also features prominent themes of love, loss, and everyday relationships between people.
She spends her non animating and illustrating time embarking on long distance hikes, baking scones, keeping up with hockey and the Habs, and watching endless old movies.