Lauren Swintek is an animator, graphic designer and illustrator working out of Los Angeles. She is a class of 2020 graduate from Whittier College and was recently accepted into the John C. Hench School of Animation and Digital Arts MFA at USC. Having worked on multiple animation and motion graphics projects, she welcomes creative challenges and the chance to grow as an artist. Storytelling, particularly the animated kind, is her passion and she loves the unique possibilities that animation affords narrative. She has done freelance work for production companies like Spin More Gold Productions and Cheeky Monkey Productions, and has also worked at Trailer Park in Hollywood. Her student short film, Memoriam, is currently being submitted to festivals, and has been accepted to the HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series. In her free time, she reads fantasy books, watches cartoons, makes art, and writes screenplays for animated projects she hopes to one day be a part of.