ABOUT ME

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Hello I'm Natalie Priest.

I am an Animator, Illustrator and Artist, starting my journey in 2018 as a Freelancer. I am a Neurodiverse Creative with Aspergers Syndrome who lives in Frimley, Surrey.

I am a recent graduate of MA Animation at The University For The Creative Arts in Farnham, UK (2017).

I love to create animation and art work which is all about character and bold, lively design. My MA graduation film titled ‘Zack And The Rainbow Making Friends’ Is about Zack, a 6 year old with ADHD who struggles to make friends at school. I aim to raise awareness of neurodiversity In my animation and Illustration work, as well as other topics with compelling stories. 

As an animator I want to create films and animations which brighten up people’s lives and make them smile. I like to create bright, bold and lively designs for characters and movement which entertain the viewer. My intention is to Inform an audience about important themes such as mental health, disability and animation films with a message to tell. 

I displayed a love for creating characters and cartoons from a young age and wanted to pursue animation as a career from age 10. I have always found art and animation a fantastic way to express myself through a visual medium with strong character design and story. 

 

 

I AM AN AWARD WINNER

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This year in March 2019,  i attend the Oxford International Short Film Festival where i was awarded Best Children's Film for my animation short film, 'Zack And The Rainbow: Making Friends!'I was very excited and overjoyed to win this award.

You can view my animation trailer at: https://vimeo.com/251339689

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I SELL MY ART AND VOLUNTEER AT POLLY'S PLACE

Since April 2013, I have been selling my art work and having It displayed at The Autism Trust UK, the shop is Polly's Place, In Camberley, Surrey. 

I also volunteer in  the shop on a regular basis. And I highly recommend visiting their website at- https://www.theautismtrust.org.uk

If you live in the local area, visit their shop in Camberley.

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