Tell us more about what you do.
I work as an animator at O+, where we make short animated videos about topics that are not really talked about much in society, like transgender issues or child abuse. Because these are topics that are difficult to film, we use animation to convey these stories.
What made you interested in animation?
I’ve always been interested in drawing, and when I was younger, cartoons were what really inspired me. Growing up, anime was a big part of my life. I really enjoyed Cardcaptor Sakura but Teen Titans probably had the biggest influence on me.
Other than animating, what do you usually do in your free time?
Recently, I’ve been into bouldering. I actually went yesterday and hit my face against the wall (laughs). I had a gash on my lip but it seems to be okay now!
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Hopefully still animating or writing comics. I’ve always seen myself as pursuing art, while creating stories.
What’s one thing you would have liked to learn about in school, but wasn’t taught?
I think an important thing that wasn’t taught in school is how to price your work and set up contracts to protect yourself when doing a job—there are so many fresh grads that underprice themselves because they don’t know the market rate. It’s definitely a class I would have loved to attend when I was in school!
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