About

Bio

Marissa Pruett is a freelance illustrator and animator living in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area. She holds a bachelor of science in Digital Media Arts Animation, and has been freelancing for three years. Marissa loves bringing clients’ ideas to life, and has created three short films, produced logo animations, story and card illustrations, and more. To tell stories with her art is her greatest aspiration. If you’re curious about Marissa’s freelance work process, please click “The Animation Process” in the menu above, on the far right. Thanks!

Education

Huntington University

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts Animation

Previous Clients/Experience

  • Collision Works, OKC, Oklahoma
  • Sonset Solutions, Elkhart, Indiana
  • 2 Chicks Flicks film production, Oklahoma
  • Studio 852, Ohio
  • Master Threads LLC, OKC and Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana
  • Private Individuals, Indiana, Oklahoma, Canada

Awards/Achievements

-Three awards for animation from the American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne, 2015

-Published in Ictus, 2015 and 2016

-Published in Manuscripts, 2016

-Film “Parachute” accepted into Hobnobben Film Fest and Jalloo Festival of Animation and Games, 2016

-Awarded 1st place in the animation category of the BEA Festival of Media Arts Student Video Competition, 2017

– Film “Parachute” accepted into Purgatory Film Exhibition and Clean Shorts Film Festival, 2017

-Film “Parachute” awarded Best Animated Short, and declared a finalist for Best Varsity Short, at Clean Shorts Film Festival, 2017

-Contributed to the film “Henry Blue and the Crypto Crew”, which was awarded Producers’ Choice at the Oklahoma City 48 Hour Film Project competition, 2018

Recommendations

Marissa always brought quality work to her comics, and turned them in in a timely fashion so that I could organize it with the others long before the layout was due for printing. Her style and sense of humor is very charming and I always looked forward to what she would make next.

Kayla Mitchell, Freelance Animator/Illustrator

Marissa Pruett is a thoughtful professional illustrator with specific skills in animation. She excels at balancing the necessary details with captivating consistent character development. She has the team member traits to tell compelling stories, communication, honesty, collaboration, and time management. Having a self-starter on the team made our project progress smoothly. Marissa also was beneficial for our team when we were indecisive and needed guidance. I would highly recommend Marissa for any project.

Jack Kinney, Consultant at SonSet Solutions

Marissa is a talented and hardworking young artist/animator. She is great at observing life’s small moments which show up in here work in the most delightful ways.

Marissa also has the tenacity to keep pushing forward , whether it be her personal film (which is stunning) or her artistic abilities. As an instructor, it’s been so cool to watch Marissa’s talents, work ethic, and personal vision emerge these past four years. I’m looking forward to seeing where they take her!

Steve Leeper, Director of Animation at Huntington University

I was one of Marissa professors in our Digital Media Arts program and she has been one of my favorite students. Her artwork is touching and wonderful, she takes direction really really well, and she is an all around team player. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Bryan Ballinger, Professor of Digital Media Arts at Huntington University

 

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