How do you stay connected to Parsons?
As a teacher! After I graduated from the BFA Illustration program in 2005, I had an opportunity
to teach an animation class at the Parsons
Pre-College Academy, and I loved it. When I see my
students get excited about animation, it thrills me!
Also, I participate in Career Services alumni panels
and speak to students about entrepreneurship,
freelancing, and choosing a major.
How do you maintain your creative voice and still meet clients' requests?
I had teachers at
Parsons who encouraged us to focus on the artistic
side and develop our voices. I decided to become
the creative director of a company to have maximum
input into projects. Now I run Tiny Inventions with
my husband, which allows me to express my artistic
vision. Having a company also gives us the flexibility
to take time off to concentrate on our own art.
Can you describe a project that you have done for a client?
One of our first projects was
a music video for They Might Be Giants. They gave us
a song, and we developed style frames—illustrations
showing how we wanted to approach the video.
After the band reviewed the style frames, we made
revisions and created a storyboard. Working with
They Might Be Giants allowed us to develop our own
style; since they’re also artists, they gave us