Stephanie Ward

ARTFORMS: Animation , Visual Arts

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Born and brought up in Greenock, Stephanie exhibited a self-portrait in the McLean Museum, Greenock while still at high school. She went on to study digital art at the University of West of Scotland. Her degree show was exhibited in Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts.
Stephanie is aiming for a career as an animator. She had an internship as a comic book inker in Glasgow and, unpaid, for Picasso Pictures in London, both of which inspired her to develop her skills in dynamic figure drawing and character development. 

More unpaid work followed as she designed a comic for an independent writer in the USA and then carried out a concept design for a small games company also in the USA. 

The hard work paid off and she won a place on the MA in Character Animation course at Central St Martins, London, one of the leading art schools in Europe. She was the only Scot to have gained a place on the course this year.

How the Awards Helped

The Dewar Arts Award will help support Stephanie through the first year of her postgraduate studies.

Ariel and from Stephanie Ward on Vimeo.

Final animation from Stephanie's studies at Central Saint Martins

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for such an honourable award. I am sure this award will help me develop myself as an animator and will allow me to pursue the career I desire.