The Basics

Name: Ashley Erin Russell
Age: 22
Education: Bachelor of Media Arts with a Major in Animation from the Emily Carr Institute
Location: Canada


Who is this Person?

So you want to know a bit about me, eh?

brave soul.

I'm the kinda of person who loves to wear my cowboy boots as I tromp around the big city I live in now. Having spent most of my life in places that are barely dots on a map, I find myself constantly amused at this strange organism we call a city. Though I've been told Vancouver isn't big in comparison to some places, it's mighty big to me sometimes. But it grows on you and I love it anyways! Probably largely due to the wonderful wonderful people I've met here. I'll always have a special place in my heart for the country though, and it'll always be a part of who I am.

My sanity or lack there of is almost always in question. After all, I chose animation as a career, and I'm particularly interested in hand drawn and classical animation, you gotta be crazy to do that! Or at least that's what everyone who isn't in animation keeps telling me. Drawing thousands if not millions of drawings to make an image on a screen move? yup, sounds crazy to me. But I love it! I've recenlty finished making my first short film and have graduated from the Emily Carr Institute with a Bachelor of Media Arts.

I'm a Christian. I collect sunglasses, toy voltswagon beetles, scarves and any book I can lay my hands on. I'm a shutter bug and love photography, especially black and white photography. I enjoy a wide variety of music, including country, classical, contemporary, alternative, jazz, some rock and the occastional punk and ska that is recommended to me by friends. I could tell you about my favorite books and movies, but we really don't have all day. I'm a romantic, a day dreamer and am quite likely a few skittles short of a bag! I'm easily amused and easily distracted. I love hats. I love classic movies, books and just about anything classic. Audrey Hepburn will forever be my favorite actress. I'm practical and flamboyant and shy and opinionated and numerous other contradictions all rolled into one.

That's me in a nutshell!

Contact Information

Email: ash (dot) russell (at) gmail (dot) com