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Emily Plassenthal Animation
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 20

About Me

My name is Emily Plassenthal and I am a freshman Animation and Drawing Double Major at Bradley University. I was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Vandalia, Ohio. I graduated from Vandalia Butler High School last May, and found my way to Bradley University.

My love of art has always existed, but through the help and support of my teachers in high school, my love for art blossomed and grew to the passion and respect I now have today. From a young age, I was enraptured with animated movies, impressed with the multitude of work the artists could portray. I enjoyed spending time and watching how the movies were created, from the classic 2D animation, to the more modernized 3D computer animation we have today. Art is about expression, and the best part about it is that several people can see differently through one piece of work. Art can inspire the imagination, and I would love to be able to offer others the same kind of inspiration I had.

While at Bradley, I have pushed myself to improve the skills I have, while also learning new skills along the way. My passion for creating art has only grown, and continues to grow along with my skills and experiences.

Featured Projects


For the Black Pearl

For the Black Pearl

This stippling portrait of Captain Jack Sparrow was created in May of 2016. I entered it into my high school's senior art show, as well as a community art show, where it placed 2nd overall. This portrait was created over the span of several months using black ink and graphite.

"Miran's Great Escape" Gameplay

"Miran's Great Escape" Gameplay

This is an online flash player game I had created in Stencyl during my first semester at Bradley. This project took just over four weeks from start to finish, making adjustments throughout the duration. I have reworked some minor bugs in the game since completion, improving the overall playability of the game.