Sahar Kausar

Sahar is an ETC graduate from Cohort Class of 2019. She is currently a technical artist in Walt Disney Imagineering's animation department in collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios. Her daily life consists of rigging, animation, and tool creation along with figure programming and installation to bring the animatronics to life!

Sahar is passionate about combining her love of technology, art, and storytelling to promote the social good and give back to others. Inspired by Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture, the wonderful faculty at Carnegie Mellon, and wanting to collaborate with talented peers on cross-interdisciplinary teams to create immersive worlds and projects, Sahar chose the ETC to pursue her childhood dreams. Ultimately, she hopes to use technology as her medium to share her stories and creativity to invoke a positive change in the world.

Role: Technical Artist | Animation TD

Internship: Walt Disney Imagineering, Apple, Immersed Games

Technical Artist

Past Projects

  • Simtopia

  • Studio Duat

Educational History

Master of Entertainment Technology | Technical Art, Carnegie Mellon University; Dual B.S. Computer Science Engineering & Art | University of Florida

Work History

Technical Artist Intern at Walt Disney Imagineering | WDI Animation; Creative Development and Production Design Intern at Walt Disney Imagineering | Play Disney Parks; Graduate Teaching Assistant at Carnegie Mellon University | Building Virtual Worlds; Design Intern at Apple Corporate | iOS Support; Technical Artist Intern at Immersed Games | Tyto Online and Tyto Ecology; Undergraduate Researcher at University of Florida | GatorTech Smart House