Freelance Animator, Character Designer, and Illustrator
Although Maren loves every facet of animation, she especially loves creating dynamic and personality-filled character designs
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Maren developed her expansive imagination looking for lost cities in the forest behind her house and combing for buried treasure on the beach of Lake Michigan. There has never been any doubt in her mind she was put on this earth to tell stories, and has pursued her dream of writing and creating for TV animation since the days when her earliest story work was done in crayon on stapled computer paper.
In her spare time, she enjoys sugary cereals, as much comedy as she can get her hands on, and working on her original concepts.
Development Assistant / Animator & Concept Artist
Confidential Cartoons Studios
6/2018 – Present • Los Angeles, CA
Create short animations from start to finish including all animation, backgrounds, prop and character designs, draft concept art for clients and in-house development projects
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BFA Film, Video, Animation & New Genres
Rath Merit Scholarship for the Arts, Rath Foundation ($14,000 merit scholarship awarded)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude w/ Honors, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Straight Up Films, LLC.Artful Comics, Emerson CollegeGraduation NationMIRA/KIRA