Melissa is an artist at heart living in the beautiful state of Colorado. She will be graduating from the University of Colorado Denver in Fall 2021 with a Bachelor in 3D animation and a Minor in Illustration. Mainly focusing on character design and animation, she also has experience in hard surface modeling, texturing, rigging, and lighting inside of Maya. She also loves to work traditionally with gouache and watercolor and digitally in Procreate and Photoshop. Her hope after graduation is to bring her characters to life through the 3D production industry and contribute to creative projects. Her work is inspired mostly by her close experiences with people as well as influences from anime and video game concepts.