Graduate Teaching AssociateGraduate StudentsUsing experimental animation that engages with current events, my work seeks to rally my peers into creating waves of change. Exploring design trends that are popular amongst the millennial demographic, I create work that speaks to activist efforts while remaining palatable to its audience. ‘User-friendliness’ is a key factor in the production of my time-based pieces. My 2D animations use common materials like ink pens and watercolor, whereas my stop motion shorts involve items that can be found in general stores. I use everyday supplies to convey ideas economically with items that viewers can relate to. My goal as an artist is to critique the current socio-political climate using visual trends that resonate with a diverse audience.