I was born and raised in St. Peters, Missouri, where I grew up with my mother and two cats. When I was around 4, I excitedly told my mom and dad that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up and that dream has never diminished.
My grandmother would often pick me up from elementary school, and I would pick out a movie from her VHS collection while she got dinner ready. I was completely mesmerized by the classic animated films such as Snow White and Bambi. When I was younger I was captivated by them, but I was overjoyed to learn that someday my job could be working on these kinds of movies.
It was during this time that I resolved to pursue a career in animation. Currently, I am a senior Animation & Visual Effects major with a Studio Art minor at Bradley University. After graduating, I plan on moving to California to start a career in what I love to do most and help create animated films that inspires people of all ages.
I wanted to get a feel for the environmental design for my senior film as well as the color schemes I would be using while I focused on developing the main beats of the story. This was created using Photoshop.
This was a doodle I did in my spare time, in which a mermaid babysits twin turtles. This was created using Photoshop.