This month, we have the pleasure of catching up with Andrea Gerstmann, the talented art director of Pipeline Studios for the new PBS KIDS series Work It Out Wombats! (The GBH Kids and Pipeline original show created by Marcy Gunther, Robby Hoffman, Kathy Waugh and Marisa Wolsky and produced by Gunther and Wolsky) follows three creative marsupial siblings who live with their grandma in a treehouse apartment complex!
9 a.m.Arriving at the studio with my amazing crew. It’s a typical frigid Canadian winter morning — brrrr!
10 a.m. Our weekly creative meeting on Zoom where we join our amazing partners at GBH Kids.
10:15 a.m. Bringing the scripted assets to life with the design team, Kyi and Melissa.
11 a.m. Pipeline Studios has a ping pong table for break time, but unfortunately I am terrible at it.
12 p.m. Today our lunch was catered, and we’re all clearly very excited about that!
1:45 p.m. Cody and I making notes on the picture with our editor, Nigel, ensuring it’s top quality before it goes to our teams at GBH & PBS KIDS.
3:20 p.m. Sometimes I get paid to do arts and crafts! Our Wombats stop-motion style thought bubbles are always fun to work on.
4:30 p.m. Occasionally, we need to make updates to the backgrounds after we discover complications in animation.
7 p.m. Back at home! I’ve been trying to teach the dog how to knit for weeks, but he just isn’t getting it.