Kelsey G. Ross

Illustrator Connecticut

Artist/Illustrator/Animator

I am an illustrator and animator from Connecticut. After studying academics at Connecticut College and foundation courses at Rhode Island School of Design, I received a BFA with honors in Illustration from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2014. Influenced by a strong background in traditional and figurative studies, my artistic process combines traditional and digital mediums. My work has circulated in regional exhibitions and film festivals. Recognitions include the Wardlaw Prize for Excellence in Illustration, entrance into the Women and Girls Fund 10th Anniversary Film Festival, the Connecticut Association of Schools Outstanding Award in Visual Arts and Leadership, Shoreline Art Alliance Awards, and a Scholastic Art Award. I have had the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects, including the creation of a mural for the City Canvases initiative in New London, Connecticut. Finding inspiration in the innovativeness and aesthetic of Eastern European and British stop-motion traditions, I self-published an animation process book for my adaptation of Baba Yaga and Vasilisa The Beautiful. I enjoy sharing art with children; I have led several animation workshops and participated in after school programs, supervising photography and art clubs for students. I am currently working on a short, nautical film inspired by the silhouette animations of Lotte Reiniger.

Education

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

B.F.A. Illustration

Rhode Island School of Design

Foundation Studies; Film/Animation/Video

Connecticut College

Film Studies

Specialties

Animation Concept Ideation Illustration Design

Skills

Traditional Art Mac and PC Platforms Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Flash Adobe InDesign Adobe After Effects Adobe Acrobat