Hello! My name is Alyssa Myers, and I am a third year student at The University of Akron in the Honors College studying graphic design and computer science. After graduation, I plan on continuing my education in animation school.
Unlike most, I have basically known my entire life what I wanted to do. When I was very young, around age 5 maybe, I developed a passion for animation. I have older cousins that are in the fields of graphic design and animation, and they would introduce me to exciting things that sparked this passion. I even would watch how these movies were animated at this young age.
Later down the road in high school, I was encouraged to take a programming class, so I starting learning java in computer science. I discovered that I also enjoyed this different kind of problem solving, and I love challenging myself through this as well as design. I excelled in the class and eventually passed the advanced placement exam earning credit for college.
I was unsure what to study; due to the number of jobs available in animation compared to programming. However, in the end, I have decided to pursue both in order to still go for my dream. Some of my hobbies would include character illustration and animation, baking, singing, programming, watching television and movies, learning the Spanish language, and I'm a fan of knitting and crocheting as well. I also love to laugh! It doesn't take much to make me laugh.
Alyssa N. Myers
Graduation: Spring 2016
The University of Akron
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design | Computer Science
- Honors Student and Dean's List
- Phi Sigma Alpha
- The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- The Student Design Society
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Dreamweaver
- Programming Languages: C++ | Java
- Web Design: HTML | CSS
May 2009 - present
Dunkin' Donuts Brands | Mar Stew Inc.
Salem, Ohio | West Store
- General duties, including cash management and customer service
- General store operations and personnel management