I have the stereotypical youth of an artist. I was drawing from the moment I left the womb and everyone knew I would be going to art school. What I didn’t expect, however, was becoming an animator. Now I wouldn’t imagine it any other way.
My first short was heavily inspired by the Mirror’s Edge game series. I wanted to show that I could animate realistic movements as the characters ran across an empty city. The color palate was purposely kept simple to put emphasis on the backgrounds and moments.
My second short is meant to be more emotional and to deal with my own issues of losing half of my hearing. In the animation, two deaf girls (one pink and the other blue) are arguing about how the blue girl refuses to accept that she is deaf even though the pink girl wants to support her. The entire short is silent with the girls communicating in American Sign Language. The use of subtitles helps the watcher understand how it feels for deaf or Hard of Hearing people navigating the hearing world.
I was born in Springfield, Ohio on December 17, 1997. My father, Kevin was in the military so we moved around quite often. I went to almost six different elementary schools so when it was time to pick a college, I had no qualms with living across the country at LaGrange College. My father retired from the military the year before I started college, and moved to Texas. Now I am about to graduate with a BFA in Fine Art, a minor in museum studies/art history, and a minor in English/Creative Writing.