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Isaac Ekstrand Animation
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2020

About Me

I'm an undergraduate student at Bradley University studying in the Interactive Media department. I come from the city of Carbondale where I also attended high school. I started my interest in animation at a very young age. At age nine I was producing my own stop motion films which eventually led to my excitement of 3d animation in high school. I have always loved art and had keen skills when it came to spatial reasoning. For this reason, 3D modeling and using 3D software came so easy to me. In fact, geometry is one of my favorite subjects, because I truly excel at it. Though I had few traditional drawing classes I still manage to produce acceptable artwork in college. When I graduate from Bradley my dream job would be to work in either the 3D printing industry or find a way to Pixar. I'm very enthusiastic about the future of 3D printing as it allows digital are to become physical objects that you can hold. Aside from the realm of digital art, I have a passion for dance and singing. This passion gives me a greater knowledge of how the body works thus allowing me to produce more realistic animations.

Featured Projects


Tri-Elemental Man

Tri-Elemental Man

Tri-Elemental Man is an endless runner flash game I created as an in-class project. For this game, I created all the art in photoshop and did all of the programmings in Stencyl. This is also the first game I have made with flash. I feel it demonstrates my skills not only as an artist but as a designer as well.

"Dark Side of the Moon"

"Dark Side of the Moon"

This is an oil pastel piece that I made in the summer of 2016. It is based off the Pink Floyd band cover. The challenge of this piece was trying to not "dirty" the colors with the dark background. I feel the texturing of the piece gives it an extra layer of depth.

Hippo man

Hippo man

In this project, I used the charcoal medium to create a realistic self-portrait of myself If I were a hippo. The challenge with this project was to find a balance between the features of myself and a hippo. I made this drawing in class fall semester 2016. Don't I look pretty?