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.
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
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.
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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
Presented a campaign directed toward gaining broadcast viewership of the 18-24 demographic. Campaign was chosen and executed.
FOX Sports Arizona
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
Designed logo and website while developing a brand via social media marketing.
Composed and edited magazine cover photo and dominant story photography as well as page designs and layouts.
Beverly Hills Times Magazine
Honors, Awards &Involvements
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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
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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