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.
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!~
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.
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.
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.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Trust your instincts.
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.
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.)