Lori Beck

Senior Recruiter at Industrial Light & Magic

Brigham Young University
California State University at Long Beach

Lori Beck is a Senior Recruiter with Industrial Light & Magic. She has been with the Lucas companies since 1992, beginning her tenure at LucasArts and transitioning to Industrial Light & Magic five years later, where she worked closely with various artist groups. In 2005, Lori’s role moved from supporting artists to hiring artists. She recruits for Animation, FX, Creature Development, Modeling and Texturing, Lighting, and the Art Department.

Lori was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Brigham Young University and California State University at Long Beach and currently resides in Marin County, California.


What are you most proud of in your work or life?

Opportunities where I have made a difference. Things like sharing information to students about how to navigate getting a job in the entertainment industry, hiring 5 female animators these past two months (never hired so many female animators in my 20+ years at ILM), finding creative solutions to recruiting processes, finding exceptional talent for difficult vfx work.

What are your passions and hobbies?

I enjoy physical activity like working out (cross training, Baila/dance exercise), walking, hiking, dance. I do at least one form of exercise daily. I also enjoy mindfulness and meditation, and have found it extremely helpful during these challenging times.

Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

We have all experienced challenges in our lives that we have been able to overcome. Knowing that I have been able to get thru those difficulties helps me feel confident and unafraid to face challenges that come up. I have done this before and I can do it again!

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