Alyssa Myers
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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.

my résumé

Alyssa N. Myers

anm89@zips.uakron.edu

Education

Graduation: Spring 2016

The University of Akron

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design | Computer Science

GPA: 3.88

  • Honors Student and Dean's List
  • Phi Sigma Alpha
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • The Student Design Society

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Dreamweaver
  • Programming Languages: C++ | Java
  • Web Design: HTML | CSS

Work Experience

May 2009 - present

Dunkin' Donuts Brands | Mar Stew Inc.

Shift Manager

Salem, Ohio | West Store

330-332-8632

  • General duties, including cash management and customer service
  • General store operations and personnel management