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I started drawing when I was a little girl, and have always been interested in art and stories and creating my own worlds. I would sit outside and daydream about being the size of an ant and thinking of the physics that went along with that world. As I got older, seven or so, I remember seeing a 'Popeye' cartoon with a green witch and how it haunted me. How did they do that (make cartoons)? It wasn't until I was 9 that I made the decision to become an animator.
Like any kid who was into cartoons, I began video taping as much from television as I could. I then asked, rather fearfully I recall, if I could start a video collection of cartoons. My mother said, 'sure'. When I began my VHS cartoon library, and I was in heaven. She added a lot of Disney films, and began copying the covers using using colored pencils and acrylic paints. I did a pretty good job at it too.
I got my Bachelor of Arts in children's book illustration, and my Masters of Fine Arts in animation. Hand drawn, or 2D as the kids call it. That is what always moved me, so that is what I do. The way the masters did it. From there I went on to work at an online division of American Greetings creating various emoticons, Flash Animations, vector images and storyboarding ideas for pitch meetings.
My social networking experience includes multiple blogs, many websites, multiple Facebook pages, and social networking platform accounts. I have worked on many collaborative projects over the years, and headed an animation (Flash) team of five years for the company Viva Cards where we produced educational videos for medical employees using a series of animated characters who worked in a dental office.
My current project is working with animators for an upcoming live action film, and Flash Animation rigging and asset creation for many animated series.
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