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Janee is an animator trained in both digital and traditional arts. Her artistic journey began at an early age of drawing characters and slowly grew into a passion for visuals. She honed her creative skills in sketching and acrylic painting throughout high school and later prided herself in being a self-taught digital painter as well. She was in many clubs in high school but the one that inspired her the most going into college was Graphic Design. She gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at her “Home by the Sea” Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
Ultimately her passion for visuals gravitated her towards animation where she discovered her love of storytelling through wordless motion and actions with characters. She decided to get her Master of Fine Art in Animation and VFX at Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she was taught under the animation industry's finest and even worked in the Academy’s collaborative production experience, Studio X. At Studio X, she worked as an animator on the up-incoming “Coyote’s Place” completing multiple finalize shots while continuing to work on the project.
Studio X | Coyote's Place
Sep 2020 - Present
Animated multiple high-quality animation shots with lip sync and sound ques.
Worked on collaboration shots with other animators on production.
Provided animation clean-up.
Problem-solved asset parenting and constraints.
Imported, exported and combined Maya files.
Aug 2016 - Present
Took commissions for Logos, ads and digital portraits.
Silence In Democracy
Designed and illustrated a book cover for a Hampton University alumnae, Dorothy R. Swygert.
Hampton University Summer Session
Selected to design the cover of Hampton University's 2016 Summer Session Catalog.
ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS
Academy of Art University; San Francisco, CA
Fall 2017 - Present; Expected Graduation: Fall 2020
Hampton University; Hampton, VA
Graduated: 2017; Fall 2014 - Spring 2017