Hi, my name is Heidi, I'm a freelance character designer, illustrator, and visual development artist who graduated from the character animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. I was the character designer and conceptual designer for ParaNorman, and I won an Annie award for my designs in 2013. In 2017, I illustrated my very first picture book, Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth, which won the Bull-Bransom Award in 2019 for excellence in the field of children's book illustration with a focus on nature and wildlife. I have also worked as a character designer for Henry Selick at Cinderbiter, The Jim Henson Company, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Brothers Animation, and Sony Pictures Animation. I'm obsessed with music, I love just about everything (except contemporary country music!!!) You'll usually find me either drawing, sleeping, or singing obnoxiously while showering at 3 am, that sums me up quite nicely!
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