Meet Our Instructor

Mr. Petz jumping in the air from a sand dune.

Marc Petz

Hello! I'm Mr. Petz, 3D Animation & Game Design Instructor. I was very excited to come to the Tech Center in the fall of 2016, after working in the field of 3D animation and visual effects for several years. I really like sharing my media knowledge and artistic passion with students. I love watching them grow and develop in this field that can do such incredible things.

Contact

Email: marcpetz@kentisd.org
Phone: 616-364-8421 ext. 2700

Industry Experience

My background industry experience includes:

  • Freelance artist
  • Adjunct Instructor at Ferris State University in digital animation and game design
  • 3D animation and VFX artist
  • Work with Yeti CGI
  • Owner of Kid Tales digital media company

Education

I also hold several degrees:

  • Master's in Business Administration from Cornerstone University
  • Bachelor's in Digital Animation and Game Design from Ferris State University
  • Associates from Grand Rapids Community College

About Information

There is often much excitement around 3D animation and game design, and it can be easy as a teacher to be passionate about helping the students discover their skill and potential. My true passion is guiding the students to use their newfound abilities to make a difference in the community.

Family

My wonderul wife, Amy 
Children: Ethan, Emma, Ava, and Samuel

Pets

Cats: Fuzz, Pedro, and Zoe.

Hobbies

Animation and Visual FX
Learning
Camping and traveling
Guitar and music
Running - Marathons and shorter distances
I play hockey!

Favorite Vacation

Our favorite family spot each year is in Pentwater at the State Park
Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany for my Master's study

Favorite sports team

As a family we enjoy University of Michigan because of our daughter Ava
who spent time at the hospital with her congenital heart defect (CHD).
Of course the Red Wings!

Interesting fact

2005 Pro Jetski 1200 stock national champion and a 6th place at the World Finals.