After spending most of her life studying, performing, directing and choreographing for theatre, she decided to explore other creative avenues with the hope of one day being able to explore her love for animation and puppets. 

Since graduating with her BA in Creative Advertising, Graphic Design & Digital Design from Curtin University, she has spent the last decade working as a Senior Graphic Designer, Multimedia Artist and Creative Producer across live events, in-house and ad agencies. Over the past six years, she has been Lecturing in Digital Media, Games & Design. 

She recently completed her Master's in Animation, Game Design and Interactivity at RMIT University and has enjoyed exploring her love of storytelling by combining her passion and skills from theatre and interactive or animated mediums. 

Most recently, she was award the Vice Chancellor's List Award at RMIT University, the 'John Bird Award for Outstanding Achievement' and became a Dean's List Award Winner for the School of Design, for her work within the Masters program. 
Amber also enjoys the art of needle felting, where she has enjoyed combining her 3D modelling skills with craft to create memorable characters and handmade puppets for animation through a new little small business 'Pickle and Husk' in partnership with author Denise Stacey  ( 

Amber continues to perform in her spare time, loves film scores, all things animation/film, playing the piano, games and adventuring out into the wilderness with camera in hand. 
To view Amber's animation website, please visit:
2023 Vice Chancellor's List Award 
Masters of Animation, Games and Interactivity 
RMIT University

2021 Dean's List Award 

Masters of Animation, Games and Interactivity 
RMIT University

The John Bird Award for Outstanding Achievement
Masters of Animation, Games and Interactivity 
RMIT University

Top 10 Finalist - The Rookies
Kombi Van - Substance Painter, Texturing Challenge

IGDA Foundation Scholar
Diverse Game Developer's Exchange Program 

'Of Coconuts and Flowers' - Animation
Director: Yee Hui Wong
Animator: Yee Hui Wong
Sound Designer/ Music Score Designer: Fynn Michlin
Narrator: Amber Stacey
Supervisors: Matthew Riley, Jadd Zayed

This film has been screened in festivals in multiple countries
and an online festival in 2021.
2023 - San Diego Comic-Con Panelist 
San Diego International Children's Film Festival
Project: Stan & Sven

Melbourne International Games Week Panelist

Project: Skit

2.5D Adevnture Platformer
2021 - Current

Tjanpi Desert Weavers: All the Animals project

Artist: Credits 
The University of South Australia: AR Research Project
Casual Research Assistant 
3D Artist 

Playable City Melbourne
Game Designers: Amber Stacey, Harry Hughes, Holland Kerr

Volunteer Experience

Level Her Up
Leadership Team & Mentor
2023 - Current

(Western Australia Animation Society) 
Committee Member

WA Games Week
Committee Member

Women in Games
Women Game Jam - Australia
Online Mentor

MAGI 3D Club
2020 - Current

The 3D club is an extracurricular activity throughout MAGI, allowing
3D artists in the course to come together and develop their 3D skills
through monthly drills, live feedback and discussion sessions and guest
speakers from VFX and Games.
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