Lauren Rouse
I am a 25-year-old visual development artist, illustrator, and animator. Born in Essex, UK, in 1996. At 16 I studied Art & Design in college for a year, then afterward studied Animation for 2 years. I then took a gap year as I felt I was not ready for University during that time. During that gap year, I worked in a small convenience shop and got into a routine, as well as working on personal art and studies to learn more about colour theory, values etc that would be helpful in my University studies. It helped me become organised, developing a routine, and learn more about the creative industry. In 2017 I moved to Cambridge to start my BA Hons degree in Digital Media. Between university work and student life, I continued to grow my illustration and concept art and showcasing my work on social media platforms, in turn gaining a fairly large audience. During my time at University I had the amazing opportunity to do some work experience and work shadowing at Framestore INC in London for two weeks, as well as at the end of my degree where I was contacted and interviewed by Jade Cuttle, editor and arts commissioner of 'The Times', on innovative ways to showcase my work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My hobbies outside of art include volunteer education in natural history, travelling, wildlife photography, cooking, house plants, and playing guitar and ukulele.
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Skills:
 Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Traditional Mediums (Watercolour, Ink, Acrylic, Textiles), Taxidermy, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom.
Work Experience:
Framestore INC
5th August 2019 – 16th August 2019 • Chancery Ln, London.
2-week work experience at Framestore Inc London. Experiencing what goes on behind the scenes, attending Dailies, meeting artists and designers, helping out as a runner.
Education:
Anglia Ruskin University - Cambridge Campus
BA Hons Digital Media, 1st Class with Honours
Sept 2017 – Oct 2021 • UK

South Essex College
Level 3 Animation
2014 – 2016 • Southend-on-Sea, GB
Level 2 Art & Design
2013 – 2014 • Southend-on-Sea, GB
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