Tyler Welker

Assistant Professor of Animation


Joined the Huntington University faculty in 2023.

Tyler Welker is an assistant professor of animation in the Department of Digital Media Arts at Huntington University.  He joined the Huntington University faculty in 2023.  In addition to teaching, Tyler has spent over a decade in animation and multimedia production roles and has an impressive list of production experiences and achievements. 

From Wooster, Ohio, Tyler lives in Fort Wayne and enjoys spending quality time with his family, exploring the outdoors and all sports.  Tyler and his wife, Krist (2009 HU Grad), have two kids, Mackenzie and Logan, and attend and serve at Emmanuel Community Church.  

  • Master of Fine Arts degree in animation and visual effects; Academy of Art University
  • Bachelor of Science degree in digital media arts with animation concentration; Huntington University
Notable Experience
  • Instructor at George Fox University, Villa Maria College, Oklahoma Baptist University, and ITT Technical Institute
  • Freelance multimedia specialist creating media for companies including Fisher-Price, Hasbro, Buffalo Bills, American Greetings, Depuy Orthopaedics, Wargaming.net, Tree of Life Bookstores, and Sterling Publishing
  • Intern with famed animator Keith Lango
  • Creative Video Director at Grace Fellowship Church
  • Multimedia Specialist at BlastOne International
  • Visualization Designer at Fisher Price
  • Lead animator at Sound Ideas
  • Intern with famed animator Keith Lango
Publications and Awards
  • Production credits in short animated film "Poutnik," directed by Keith Lango; nominated for Best Animated Film for the FilmFest International - Berlin 2016 and accepted into 2015 San Jose International Short Film Festival
  • Animation showcased in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York
  • 3D graphics and animation showcased in Wargaming.net exhibition booth at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California
  • Won Gold ADDY®️ Award in the 2013 Fort Wayne American Advertising Awards for directing "Steel City" for Huntington University
  • Artwork and animation showcased in the Robert E. Wilson Art Gallery in Huntington, Indiana
  • Won Huntington University’s Department of Communication award, 2008
  • Short animated film won first place in the TV Entertainment Feature category of the 2007 College State Awards for the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters
  • Short Animated Film presented in Wheaton College’s "LEAST" Festival, 2006