Harisa Sheikh

2D & 3D Animator | Character Designer | Illustrator


My name is Harisa Sheikh and I am a Character Animator, Character Designer, and Illustrator. 

What drew me to becoming an artist is that - from a young age I have Always  had such a passion for animated films and making my own illustrations and character designs. I want my work to impact people in the same way it has impacted me. Art is a voice of its own, and the way you express it can have multiple meanings. As an artist I am optimistic, and I enjoy collaborating. In the future I would love to have my own studio and produce/ direct my own films. Being from an asian background where most of my family's background runs in the field of medicine and engineering, I had it difficult introducing my passion to my family, but I've come so far with my work, and I want to prove and be an inspiration to others just like me.

Apart from art, I am an animal rights activist. I love nature and I have a strong background with animals as I wanted to be a vet from such a young age. I worked at a pet store for 4 years as a kennel technitian and studied oceanography. I enjoy volunteering and I have been a volunteer of many organizations such as- Books for Africa, the Atlanta Humane Society, ASIFA South, Siggraph, Foundation for Hospital Arts, and the Ronald McDonald House as well. I also enjoy traveling. Growing up, I moved around the states a lot, I've lived in California, Washington, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and Georgia. I have been to Canada, India, China, and Japan. 






Awards and Recognition


X-Finity Design Challenge

Comcast - X-finity CLC challenge


Character Design Challenge

Savannah College of Art and Design 


Dean's List

Savannah College of Art and Design 


Beyond the Dot

Savannah College of Art and Design



Savannah College of Art and Design

BFA Degree in Animation

Minor in Illustration

Contact Information

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