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SJSU Animation/Illustration Students Hired at Cartoon Network

SJSU Animation/Illustration (A/I) graduating seniors Cory Fuller and Lauren Brown have been hired at Cartoon Network. Fuller will be working as a background designer on the show Uncle Grandpa and Brown will be a Production Assistant on Ben 10: Omniverse. Both attribute their studies with SJSU’s A/I program to their successes.

Lauren Brown writes, “The Animation/Illustration program at SJSU prepared me for a job in the Animation industry. The faculty and the A/I program taught me to work hard and challenged me to go beyond what I thought was possible in terms of my own personal goals. Without the A/I Faculty’s support, I would never be where I am today.”

Cory Fuller adds “The thing about the program that prepared me most for this job was working on numerous animated short film projects. The majority of my graduation portfolio consisted of background layouts and designs from summer and student short films. These projects were perfect training for working on the show. They gave me not only insight into how to apply my work to the production pipeline, but more importantly they gave me the opportunity to learn about and get better at something that I love to do.  Everyone at Cartoon Network is just as silly too!”

Fuller stresses most importantly however, “My contract will extend through August, which is when the show airs. At which point the studio will see if gets picked up for more seasons. So tell everybody to watch it so I can keep working! ;)

Congratulations to another two of SJSU’s  great A/I students!