Lauren Rouse
I am a 24-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 on freelance illustration for individual clients, drawing and designing characters. It helped me become organised, developing a routine, and learn more about the creative industry, especially in freelance. 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, working freelance to earn that extra little bit of cash on the side 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
Sept 2017 – Aug 2020 • 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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