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

While pursuing her love for animation, Franklin also earned a concurrent BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. Journalism has elevated her communication, production, and editing skills, while raising her confidence when handling strict deadlines and an actively changing environment. It’s also advanced her writing skills and stretched her ability to tell compelling stories.

Franklin is currently working on many 2D animation projects as well as long form visual narratives and designs. The possibilities of animation fill her with curiosity and fervor for storytelling. One's that not only entertain, but teach and touch on our world’s abundant diversity, history, and complexity.

Franklin utilizes her innovation, 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. She driven to contribute to the creation of an animation as impactful as the animations she loves.


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




  • Optimized filing for scripts and pick-up tracking.

  • Finalized As Broadcast Scripts and tracked character dialogue pick-ups in animatics

  • Built technical & software skills on an animation production team. 

  • Developed an understanding of the animation production pipeline.

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

Titmouse Inc.

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AUG 2016-NOV 2018


  • Initiated innovative growth of the desk and transformed it into an integral part of the newsroom's daily production.

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

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 a 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.

JAN-MAY 2018

The Cronkite New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab


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

MAY-NOV 2017

Pulse Inferno



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

Beverly Hills Times Magazine

Honors, Awards &Involvements


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

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

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

It Was No Dream-BFA Intermedia group exhibition

​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​

​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 ​




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