Mari Kivi works as a project coordinator and a distributor at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Animation Department. She has been working as a guest coordinator in Animated Dreams International Animation Film Festival and Baltic Preview at PÖFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival. She has a BA degree in painting and is currently studying animation at the EAA. She has two short animations in progress, one drawn animation and one puppet animation. She has been working as a freelance illustrator for 8 years. She tries to combine her career between two sides, organizing and creation.