Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Art - Graphic Design

Research Sponsor

David Szalay

First Reader

Anthony Samangy

Second Reader

John Morrison


As an artist as well as a developer, having the ability to think both creatively and critically has helped me become an excellent problem solver. This along with the experience in animation for which I long will transform me to become a great storyteller as well. There is beauty in a universal language that can bring others together, and I believe that is what animation and illustration can accomplish. This project has given me the opportunity to incorporate my illustration skills, practice the writing aspect of storytelling, and develop a small animated trailer for marketing the book. Nevertheless, bringing something to life, whether that be a story, a character, or an idea, is an excellent form of self-expression, and I enjoyed having the chance to create this story to share.