Tessa Sherk is an animator who specializes in two-dimensional pre-production. Using a combination of digital tools, ink, and watercolors, she is drawn to the visual storytelling aspect of children’s books. Often finding inspiration in the natural world, Sherk’s work blends the whimsy of cartoons with darker imagery found in older children’s books in order to create an experience that is both modern yet familiar. Her senior thesis project is a two- and three-dimensional short film about what happens on a snowy day when imagination gets out of hand. During her time at PCA&D, Sherk received the PCA&D Presidential Merit Scholarship.