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Skye Manhaffie

Designer, and Visual Story Teller

Originally from Washington, D.C., Skye Mahaffie (she/her) moved west to Colorado and California before settling in Brooklyn, NY. Her early love of Legos, model trains, and stop-motion sparked a career in design and visual storytelling. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in theatrical and event design, filmmaking, animation, web and graphic design. She majored in Film & Media Studies at Colorado College with a minor in Performance Design.

Skye’s short and feature films have won awards at festivals like Sonoma International and Santa Fe International. Her interest in immersion and interactivity led her to design escape rooms, blending her theatrical design experience with a passion for studying how humans interact with the physical and visual world.

Since 2019, she has been a Visiting Lecturer at Colorado College, teaching Advanced Filmmaking and Visual Effects & Animation. Recently, she has focused on creating digital landscapes in graphic design, animation, and visual effects, aiming to tell engaging visual stories across a multitude of mediums.

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