My name is Edward Davies, and I would like to introduce myself and the skills I have. I am an Animator and Digital Painter seeking a new entry-level opportunity.
Born with high-functioning autism, I have had a huge passion for animation since I was very young. As I didn't speak until the age of 6, I often watched animated films to help me with my speaking, such as repeating phrases from them to help me when I was talking or to help me convey a feeling or emotion.
I am drawn to animation by how the different styles of animation make characters and objects come to life and tell the story in different genres, like comedy and drama. I am also attracted by the strong morals that can be taught by animated films and how they help me relate to the world. I love drawing and my special abilities make working repetitively to polish concepts and details a lot of fun.
Bellevue Youth Theater has also been a huge help to me while I have been looking for permanent work. Through acting, creating animations for projections and scenery, and working as a team with the other crew members, directors, and cast members, it helped me become a great, communicative team player. It also helped me understand how an audience reacts to scene projections and from this, I can develop new animation ideas for their entertainment, sometimes on short notice, therefore helping me improve my resourcefulness.