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Biography

Hello!

My name is Cheyenne. I am from Albany, NY. Ever since I was young, I have always been drawn to games and old 2D cartoons. While watching my brother play games one day, I realized that he was learning more from playing the game than from learning in school.

 

This got me thinking. What if I make games that are both fun to play and educational? This question is what drove me to learn more. I wanted to reach a new height in understanding my own goals and where my future might take me. After taking an interest in art, I got accepted into the University of Hartford in Connecticut. While in school, I began studying everything I could to get closer to the game industry. This includes anything to do with design and illustration. 

Then when I thought that those subjects were the closest that I could get, I ran into Animation. Animation opened up an entirely new field of learning for me. Igniting a new passion and drive in me as I felt a step closer to my goal. I am still striving for my goal with this spark of inspiration today, which is how I ended up taking classes online at the Academy of Art University!

Education

2015-2019

Bachelor's Degree

University of Hartford 

Graphic Design & Illustration

I graduated from the University of Hartford with a double major in Illustration and Graphic Design. I wanted to gear both my degrees toward designing covers and user interfaces for the gaming industry. While in school, I then found 3D Animation and fell in love with it. Still wanting to go into games, I decided to minor in Animation!

2020-2023

Master's Degree (In Progress)

Academy of Art University
3D Animation &

Texturing and Lighting

I am currently finishing my MFA Degree in 3D Animation & Visual effects. While also focusing on Texturing & Lighting for Look development. I chose to both of these degrees after finding my animation passion in undergrad, and now they are both areas of the entertainment industry that I love.

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