I am a Bay Area based artist, currently an MFA student at Academy of Art University in Visual Development for Animated Films. What I love most is to design characters, props, and environments to tell stories. I began my art journey in fine art, working mostly in figurative impressionism, graduating from UC Davis in 2017 with a BA in Studio Art. However, I eventually realized that animated films and storytelling are what inspire me the most. So, I decided to pursue visual development, and it has been very rewarding.
My influences include American, European, and Japanese style animation. All three have played important and specific roles in my artistic growth, in terms of both style and storytelling. I am so grateful that there is so much amazing and diverse art and animation in the world, that I get to enjoy.
My hobbies (other than visual art) are reading, music, photography, learning Japanese, and exploring the city around me. I also have a pet chicken, her name is Camilla. She pecks at my feet when I sketch in the backyard.