Recipients of the Win Mortimer Trust

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Casey Kirwan

Animation – Savannah College of Art and Design

Casey is a student at Savannah College of Art and Design in her senior year and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animation. She has a focus on 3D character animation and a love for storytelling. Casey grew up in the Pittsburgh area and graduated from Peters Township High School. She spent her childhood fascinated by animated films and the work that went into them. Casey spent most of her time writing stories and drawing. In high school, these interests developed into making comic books about her friends. She began teaching herself Photoshop which led her interest in digital art to soar. Drawing her characters with speech bubbles coming out of their mouths was just the beginning. She wanted very much to learn how to bring her drawings to life even further. Casey attended Point Park University studying 2D animation and storyboarding.  There, she got the opportunity to try a wide range of art mediums, different styles of animation, and even live-action film. After 2 years there, she found that she had a strong interest in more computer-oriented forms of animation and wanted to branch out. She made the difficult decision to transfer to SCAD and has been loving every minute of it ever since. In her time at SCAD, Casey has taken classes in gesture drawing, story concepts, and 3D software. She has also gained experience working on teams to create student short films. She has learned so much since starting college and is determined to work her hardest to make it into the industry. She hopes to see her name at the bottom of the credits in a feature film one day.