Amber is a stop motion animator, director, puppet fabricator and performer based in Perth, Western Australia,
with a critical focus on storytelling and exploring unique methods throughout her animation.  

After spending most of her life studying, performing, directing and choreographing for theatre, she decided to explore other creative avenues with the hope of one day being able to explore her love for animation and puppets. 

Since graduating with her BA in Creative Advertising, Graphic Design & Digital Design from Curtin University, she has spent the last decade working as a Senior Graphic Designer, Multimedia Artist and Creative Producer across live events, in-house and ad agencies. Over the past six years, she has been Lecturing in Digital Media, Games & Design. 

She recently completed her Master's in Animation, Game Design and Interactivity at RMIT University and has enjoyed exploring her love of storytelling by combining her passion and skills from theatre and interactive or animated mediums. 


Most recently, she was award the Vice Chancellor's List Award at RMIT University, the 'John Bird Award for Outstanding Achievement' and became a Dean's List Award Winner for the School of Design, for her work within the Masters program. 
Amber also enjoys the art of needle felting, where she has enjoyed combining her 3D modelling skills with craft to create memorable characters and handmade puppets for animation through a new little small business 'Pickle and Husk' in partnership with author Denise Stacey  (www.pickleandhusk.com). 

Amber continues to perform in her spare time, loves film scores, all things animation/film, playing the piano, games and adventuring out into the wilderness with camera in hand. 


Organisations

WAnimate - The West Australian Animation Association
Committee Member 2023 - Current

Level Her Up
Leadership Team & Mentor 2023 - Current

Society for Animation Studies
(SAS)

Member 2023 - Current 

British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies
(BAFTSS)

Member 2023 - Current 

Panels / Interviews
​​​​​​San Diego Comic-Con Panel QnA
San Diego International Children's Film Festival
'Stan and Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' 

Funky Kids Hour - Radio Show: Live from San Diego Comic-Con

Sunday 2nd July 3-5pm 2023


Funky Kids Hour - Radio Show
(on Music Matters National) 
94.1fm Melbourne


SWIFF - Student Impact World Film Festival
Film Sessions Podcast: Amber Stacey

Inspirational Interview

Spotify, Apple, Google
Behind the scenes animating 'Sultan T. Sloth' 
Behind the scenes animating 'Stan & Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' with co-animator Yee Hui Wong 
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