"I don't wanna to be the next anybody," Jack said,
"I wanna be the first Jumpin' Jack instead."

A good story is where entertainment and education meet. Whether I'm singing in a jazz band, teaching storytelling to art teachers, or making a mean cup of coffee, I do it all with passion and infectious optimism.

I obtained my BFA in Animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in June 2016, and currently work as a 2D Character Animator on [production TBA] at Copernicus Animation Studios in Halifax, Nova Scotia (previously fulfilling the roles of Storyboard Revisionist on “Care Bears” and 2D Character Animator on “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”). I get out of bed in the morning seeking inspired ideas, interesting people, and the wonderful collaborations that come from them. I am a team builder and motivator, an organized optimist, and an enthusiastically decisive thinker. I think that a project is only as fun to work on as the team is willing to make it, and I am dedicated to inspiring a lighthearted, encouraging environment. My optimism is infectious, especially during times of high stakes or production pressure. I never shy from offering constructive criticism so that I can bring to the table a ceaseless strive for only the very best in honest storytelling.

I was recently asked to be a part of the Hero’s Journey, a site dedicated to telling the stories of artists from all over the world. The questionnaire does a great job of getting to the heart of some things I’m passionate about, so I thought I’d drop it on this page: The Hero’s Journey of Grant Whitsitt.