HARISA SHEIKH

Harisa Sheikh

2D & 3D Animator | Character Designer | Illustrator

Hello!

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. 

LANGUAGES

English

Urdu

Hindi

Spanish

Awards and Recognition

2018

X-Finity Design Challenge

Comcast - X-finity CLC challenge

2018

Character Design Challenge

Savannah College of Art and Design 

2015-2018

Dean's List

Savannah College of Art and Design 

2016

Beyond the Dot

Savannah College of Art and Design

Education

2015-2019

Savannah College of Art and Design

BFA Degree in Animation

Minor in Illustration

Contact Information

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