recruitment and talent development

With over 20 professional credits in the field, Jamie Bolio has worked as an artist on small European animated films and major studio releases in LA. Through travel, networking, outreach and a trusted aesthetic, Jamie has helped vastly expand industry-access to include more visually, narratively and culturally diverse independent films from across the globe. On August 29, 2021 she unexpectedly passed away leaving a difficult to fill gap in the industry. She will always be remembered for her legacy as a fierce advocate for the independent animation community.

She was the founder of the Amsterdam-based company 62 GEORGE STREET and specialized in independent animated films. Her broad reach encompassed international outreach, content & talent acquisition: finding, championing, showcasing, and consulting on projects of merit / unique appeal.

She acted as a liaison between (participating) European and North American animation studios, artists, distributors, schools, training guilds, film festivals as well as spearheading promotional and award campaigns. In addition, she was curator of programs and portfolio reviews to help bridge the pipeline / technology gap.


Jamie worked as Submarine Animation’s Head of Recruitment, Talent Outreach & Artist Development. Additional clients included: Cartoon Saloon, the National Film Board of Canada and GKIDS.

At the hybrid edition of The Art Department 2020 Jamie had a talk about building up your portfolio, which is now available via our ON DEMAND platform.