Hannah Franklin is a multimedia illustrator and animator with a BFA in Intermedia Art from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

While pursuing an interest in arts, Franklin also earned a concurrent BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. Journalism has helped her reach a much higher level in communication, editing, and production, which coincides well with the animation production pipeline. She has gained advanced writing skills and stretched her ability to tell compelling stories through this combination of interests.

Franklin is currently working on many 2D animation projects as well as long form visual narratives and character designs. She is reaching for her dream of taking the technological aspects of journalism and combining them with her artistic talents to work for a high-profile animation company.

Franklin utilizes her education, communication skills, and artistic talents to contribute creatively to the success of any company in terms of illustration, animation, and writing while gaining more valuable experience.


DEC 2019

DEC 2019

BFA, Intermedia Art: Emphasis in Animation

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Arizona State University

BA, Sports Journalism

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Arizona State University

GPA: 3.75

Work Experience




  • Learned software and built technical skills while working on an animation production team.

  • Devolved an understanding of the animation industry and production pipeline.

  • Assisted with animation, character, color, backgrounds, layout and clean-up of an animation production.

  • Checked finalized scripts and tracked character dialogue pick-ups

Titmouse Inc.

Check out dis resumé yo

Zuko is big mad about how long this resumé is

AUG 2016-NOV 2018


  • Lead a desk of 20+ designers and illustrators while editing and collaborating on graphics, comics, animations, and visual narratives that ran along with feature, editorial and opinion articles. 

The State Press


  • Managed and created a social media strategy as well as content that resulted in organic growth and engagement.

  • Analyzed and reported on social media channels and identified paths to optimize engagement across a variety of platforms. 

Times Media Group

JAN-MAY 2019


  • Presented campaign directed toward gaining broadcast viewership of the 18-24 demographic. Campaign was chosen and executed.

FOX Sports Arizona

OCT-DEC 2018


  • Created cutting-edge digital media products including AR, VR, Game Design, and 3D Modeling/Rigging.

  • Built software and technical skills.

The Cronkite New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab

JAN-MAY 2018


  • Designed new logo and website while developing a brand via social media marketing.

Pulse Inferno

MAY-NOV 2017



  • Composed and edited magazine cover photo and dominant story photography as well as page designs and layouts.

Beverly Hills Times Magazine

Honors, Awards &Involvements


Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Dean’s List


​New American University Scholar - Dean's Award


Herberger School for Design and the Arts Dean’s List

FALL 2019

Top Innovator Award- Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

FALL 2019

It Was No Dream-BFA Intermedia group exhibition

FALL 2019

​Experimental Video Art screening at ASU's Herberger School

​Old and New-Class exhibition at ASU's Library Map and Geospatial Hub

Documentary screening at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

​Mike Ritter Memorial Award

National Press Photographers Association—ASU Chapter Officer​

​The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

​American Sign Language Club​

FALL 2019


FALL 2018










​Storytelling Award, for a dominant photo spread-The Iditarod student yearbook

Photography Award- Herff Jones Yearbooks

Quill and Scroll Journalism Honor Society

Leadership Award, across three states-Allstar Legacy Cheer and Dance

Photography Award, Penn State University Pre-college Program

Leadership Award-Tuscarora High School Cheerleading ​


These some mad skillz

ToonBoom Harmony, ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, Rough Animator, Final Draft, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Office, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Procreate, Communication, Collaboration, Illustration, Character Design, Character Background Development, Story Layouts, Organization, Working on Deadlines, Adaptability

Zuko loves a versatile  human

  • Black LinkedIn Icon

© Hannah Franklin. All Rights Reserved.