Ayana LaSalle | student
Ayana LaSalle is a 2-D Artist and Graphic Designer originating from the United States before moving to Vancouver, BC to join the MDM program. After completing an Honors with Distinction Bachelors of Science degree in Sustainable Food and Farming from the University of Massachusetts, she worked as Head Graphic Designer in press and label production at M & M Label Company. She earned an Honors AAS degree in Design for the Web from Norwalk Community College, Connecticut.
Ayana comes from a fluidly dynamic background serving a renaissance archetype with a wide array of interests and skills. Her passions began in the love of video games and graphic novels, prompting dedication to crafting necessary illustration and storytelling skills in order to apply them in each respected industry. She taught herself animation and Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator during high school while occasionally freelancing within her hometown. A driven focus to excel culminated in her first major accomplishment with a published children’s book called There’s a Mouse that is Haunting Our House, written by Diane K. Danielson. Her next achievement was directing an animated film called The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, based on research compiled during her university studies.
Ayana embodies a sense of pragmatism by setting goals to diversify skillsets to include that which future projects demand whilst leveraging synergies of all talents and opportunities. From large visionary productions to minute details, she seeks to perform at the highest caliber with equally ambitious teammates. While attending the MDM program, she strives to develop stronger coding skills, gain insights into production pipelines and perhaps learn a new language or two.