My name is Lauren Budreau and I am a senior at the University of Virginia studying Studio Art and American Studies with an Art History minor. I decided to concentrate in New Media in college because the concept of animation was very exciting and challenging to me. I have gained many skills in the Adobe Suite, specifically in Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. Through this I have created multiple short animations, where I utilize my painting experience to create digital painted scenery. I have also continued to paint as a hobby, and during my third year, one of my rotunda paintings was printed as the official class gift for the UVA Third Year Ring Ceremony. After college, my dream is to find a career in the graphic design/motion graphics field where I can continue using my creativity in a practical way.