Hello! My name is Alyssa Myers, and I am a fourth 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 a 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 my lifelong dream. Some of my hobbies would include character illustration and animation, baking, singing, 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