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About Me...

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Ani Jamison (WaywardSunlight) is a comic artist and illustrator working out of the United States. They create sequential art for graphic novels and webcomics. They also create illustrations and do graphic design. Wayward focuses on the Young Adult and Children's genres with their work and is passionate about writing stories that will make a large impact on the audience that reads them.

Wayward is a member of the Cartoonist Cooperative.

Ani Jamison, 2022.

Experience

Industry Work

Scripting, inking, flatting, coloring, and posting webcomic Seathena University from September 2020- November 2021 on Webtoon Canvas
Illustrated cover and back cover of Beginner Chess from the Chess is Elementary series by Igor Rybakov and Benjamin H. Frisch, which is listed for Barnes and Noble

Parktacular: Splash Into Summer Button Designer 2019
Commission experience on Ko-fi and Fiverr

Four Seasons Zine, Calendar Artist / Pinch Hitter

 

Non-Industry Paid Work
Daycare teacher, Ridgedale YMCA, June 2018- August 2022, CPR and AED certified
MCAD Student Union, October 2021- Current
MCAD Tutor, August 2022- Current
MCAD Notetaker, January 2023- Current
MCAD Peer Mentor August 2021- May 2022

 

Unpaid/Volunteer Work

Volunteer Social Media Manager (Tumblr), Comics Cooperative, May 2023-

OutFront Minnesota Youth Council, artist, logo designer, June 2017- June 2020
Saint Louis Park Library, Hennepin County Library Systems Volunteer, 2016

Saint Louis Park High School Gender Sexuality Alliance; President 2017-2020
Saint Louis Park High School 36 Arts Magazine; President 2019-2020 


Awards

2023 Merit Scholarship Award for Liberal Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2020 Diversity Scholarship Award from Saint Louis Park School District for work as an LGBT+ advocate

Graduated with honors in the International Baccalaureate program from Saint Louis Park High School

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Dean’s List

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