a self-guided q & a

  1. Who are you and what do you do?

    I'm Marcie. I'm 22, and I work in New York as a freelance animator and illustrator. I also make games and websites (both infrequently and not very well). Sometimes I like to write and do photography.
  2. What do you want to do?

    I want to be an independent animator/filmmaker. But I also really like working with people. A tough nut to crack. I'll figure it out someday. ~The world is my oyster!~
  3. What’s your background?

    I graduated in December 2016 with a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where I studied animation for two and a half years. Prior to that, I studied psychology at UCLA for 2 years. I moved to the east coast a few months after graduating. I grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, but I was born in Vancouver, Canada. My mom is Chinese and my dad is French Canadian. I also have a brother. He's the only person who likes my tweets.
  4. What themes do you pursue?

    I prefer forming a story prior to expressing a theme. But things that tend to pop up over and over again: absurd humor, bright colors, existential loneliness, fun/obscure music, relationships, the weirdness of people.
  5. Where do you want to be in 4 years?

    Gainfully employed, living in New York City, with a few short films under my belt, not dead.
  6. What/who are your favorite movies/books/artists?

    • Raise the Red Lantern
    • My Own Private Idaho
    • Pan's Labyrinth
    • It's Such A Beautiful Day
    • Pulp Fiction
    • To Live
    • Spirited Away
    • Farewell My Concubine
    • Mommy
    • American Beauty
    • Fanny and Alexander
    • Fiddler on the Roof
    • Harold and Maud
    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    • Fantasia
    • Napoleon Dynamite
    • Shrek 2
    • There Will Be Blood
    • Little Shop of Horrors
    • City of God

    • Lolita
    • Ada, or Ardor
    • The Hearing Trumpet
    • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
    • Syllabus
    • Everything is Illuminated
    • Watchmen
    • Duino Elegies
    • The Waves
    • Blankets
    • Labyrinths
    • A Good Man is Hard to Find
    • Norwegian Wood

    • Sean Pecknold
    • Don Hertzfeldt
    • Kristen Lepore
    • David O'Reilly
    • Nate Milton
    • Oskar Fischinger
    • Lotte Reiniger
    • Adam Elliot
    • Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
    • Julia Pott
    • Caleb Wood
    • Caroline Leaf
    • Tom Schroeder

    Artists and Illustrators:
    • Leonora Carrington
    • Florine Stettheimer
    • Carson Ellis
    • Jillian Tamaki
    • Vivian Maier
    • William Eggleston
    • Aubrey Beardsley
    • Hieronymous Bosch
    • Egon Schiele
    • John Baldessari
    • Oskar Kokoschka
    • Picasso
    • Medieval illuminated manuscripts
    • Prehistoric cave paintings

  7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

    Trust your instincts.
  8. When you're not doing what you're usually doing, what do you do?

    I watch a lot of TV, movies, and short films. Podcasts are my entertainment bread and butter. I like reading graphic novels and regular novels. I try to draw or paint in my sketchbook every day. I also like to cook and eat, especially freshly baked bread. Sometimes I play music (piano, melodica, ukulele). Recently, I've taken up embroidery. But despite all these wildly interesting hobbies, most of my time is actually spent on the Internet, mindlessly sifting through YouTube or Reddit.
  9. Why did you write all this??

    Someone (a professional adult) told me they wanted be able to find out more about me from my website. So this whole thing isn't purely narcissism, I promise! (Though it was fun to write.)
  10. What do you look like?