My name is Shauna Cunniffe and I am a mature student in Design, specifically the Animation and Game Design pathway. I have been interested in animation ever since I was kid. My biggest inspiration for pursuing a career in the animation industry, specifically storyboarding, was the cartoon animation Gravity Falls. The story, art-style and the artist motivated me to attend this course to help me achieve my dream. Previously, my art-style was heavily inspired by anime, which lead me to running an art stall selling my art at various conventions around the country. I then became an art director for the convention in Galway for a few years. My future goals after graduation is to be working in the animation industry full time, as well as various personal projects like game development throughout the years.