Sarah LaPenna Onheiber

Sarah LaPenna Onheiber is an Associate Animation Director for Face at Rockstar San Diego. A graduate of Laguna College of Art and Design with a bachelors in Feature Animation, Sarah worked on feature films and commercials before accepting a position at Image Metrics, a subcontractor of Rockstar Games. Sarah spent four years working on facial animation for Rockstar Games titles including Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, Midnight Club Los Angeles and Max Payne 3 before transitioning to a new full time role at Rockstar Games as Senior Face Animator.  


While working at Rockstar, Sarah married her husband Matt and had her daughter Siena, all while growing her career from Senior, to Lead and then Associate Animation Director. Sarah has worked for Rockstar for over eight of her 15 years in the industry, specialising in facial animation for the majority of her career. Sarah enjoys working with the team globally and collaborating with all areas of animation to bring faces to life in Rockstar’s games.