Mariana earned her BFA in Animation from Columbus College of Art & Design – all while coaching classmates, working as a TA with high school students in the Summer College Preview Program from CCAD, interning at Elevate Pictures LLC to work on Ultra Squad (published on Justice Studios Youtube channel), and modeling 3D props and environment assets for the Voyager VR game published by Littleseed.io. Likewise, she has been featured in Prizm Magazine and is the co-author of the short film “The Hunter”, created while at CCAD and screened at the Canzani Center’s Best of CCAD show, as well as at the Lincoln Theatre for CAPA Summer Movie Series Sunday Shorts. Currently, she works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for Effigy TCG, communicating with various clients to help them achieve their artistic aims. Check out her portfolio here!
Mariana has a broad and varied skill set, with experience in 3D modeling and prop-making, animation, environment art, graphic design, and more, in addition to programs and software such as Adobe Suite, Maya, Substance Painter, ZBrush, Marmoset Toolbag, Procreate, and HeavyPaint. In her free time, she enjoys musical theater, is an avid Super Smash Bros player, and recently took up roller skating.