From being a freelancer, entrepreneur, producer and an artist, to being Head of Animation and launching my own company, my journey has been anything but ordinary. My goal is to reach my full potential, to engage with the world around me and to share my knowledge. At an early age, I was quite fascinated with motion in general, I didn’t know what it was then but I knew it was something special. So, I would spend hours admiring the traditional hand-drawn animations from Disney, Dream works animation, Fleischer Studios, Warner Bros- the pioneers in Animation. At the age of 21, 2014 I decided to leave everything that I knew behind, and moved to Newcastle, England. There I did BA in Animation and Games art at Sunderland University. The degree gave me a strong foundation in traditional animation principles, while also teaching me key digital skills in both 2D, 3D, cut out and stop motion animation. I also worked on live briefs, accessed placements, studios, workshops, game jams and festivals. In 2017, I started my MA in Animation at Northumbria University, where I studied animation criticism and aesthetics and animation production methods. My study provided me with an opportunity to work in a studio-based environment, while having access to the latest technology and industry standard software. I also engaged with live and research-led briefs and gained insights from industry professionals, visiting animation studios and attending industry talks. In September 2017, I created my own production collective of young artists called ‘The Animators’. And for the past two years, I have been working as Head of Animation at Concision- a writing company based in Durham, and at Parent Scheme- an online coaching platform for working parents.