ABOUT

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

While pursuing an interest in arts, Franklin is 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 publication or company in terms of illustration, animation, and writing while gaining more valuable experience.

EduCation

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

JUNE-AUG

2019

PRODUCTION INTERN

  • 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.

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AUG 2016-NOV 2018

GRAPHICS EDITOR

  • 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

MEDIA INTERN

  • 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

MARKETER

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

FOX Sports Arizona

OCT-DEC 2018

DESIGNER 

  • 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

DESIGNER/MARKETER

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

Pulse Inferno

MAY-NOV 2017

JUNE-AUG 2016

INTERN

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

Beverly Hills Times Magazine

Honors, Awards &Involvements

2015-2019

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

2015-2019

​New American University Scholar - Dean's Award

2017-2019

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

SPRING 2019

FALL 2018

2016-2017

2016-2017

2016-2019

2015

2015

2015

2015

2014

2013

​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 ​

Skills

ToonBoom

Rough Animator

Final Draft

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe Animate

Adobe After Effects

Microsoft Office

Procreate

Maya

Unity

These some mad skillz

Zuko loves a versatile  human

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