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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Konrad Lightner

Konrad Lightner

Konrad Lightner

Assistant Professor of Practice


College of Arts and Sciences


Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Animation, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
B.A., Studio Art - University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, 2009


Office Location: Tunheim Classroom Building
Phone: (605) 256-5270

Konrad's teaching interest is in Introductory to advanced 3D animation creation.

  • Burbank Citizen Award, City of Burbank
  • The Disney Heroes Award, honoring employees who save lives, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Films Worked On

  • Look Development Artist
    • Strange World
    • Encanto
    • Raya and the Last Dragon
    • Frozen
    • Frozen II
    • Ralph Breaks the Internet
    • Moana
    • Zootopia
    • Big Hero 6
  • Modeler
    • Wreck-it Ralph