I left Brazil in 2014 to pursue a degree at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond. In 2018, I graduated with a BFA in Digital Art and Animation and was awarded the Valedictorian medal for my cohort.
I started out as an animator and was ok at it. However I quickly figured out that finding a job as an animator was really challenging, especially when you are a Latina woman on a visa.
I made the shift to technical art to increase my chances of being hired.
Fortunately for me, I ended up liking it a lot. Not to mention the demand for this type of work is never short.
I like to teach and I post tech art tutorials on my blog, please check it out! :)
I have many different hobbies. I exercise a lot and love all things plant related. If I'm not out hiking or getting some gainz you will probably find me tending to my plants, drawing or playing video games.
I like going on solo trips every once in a while; I also make awesome raspberry jam.
The games I've been playing more recently include Star Wars: Squadrons, LoZ: Breath of the Wild, Civ 6, and Animal Crossing. Minecraft is a favorite.