Elsa Chang’s Experience as a Mentee
Congratulations to Elsa Chang for making it into the Walt Disney Feature Animation training program! Elsa was a mentee under Lorelay Bove and really enjoyed her experience. Here’s a few words she has to say:
I’m very happy to say that I’ve been accepted into the Talent Development program at Disney Feature Animation this Fall where I will be a visual development trainee!! I look forward to learning and growing as much as I can. I don’t know who will be my mentor(s) yet but I am super ecstatic and can’t wait to begin!
Speaking of mentors, I was fortunate enough to be mentored by Lorelay Bove through Motivarti earlier this year. My goal within the mentorship program was to build a new portfolio and to expand my knowledge on design and visual development. We worked together one on one to make the project like a class assignment where I would bring something in each week to be critiqued. I received great suggestions from Lorelay and I used them to improve my work each week. By the end of my 8 week mentorship I had a better understanding of design and portfolio layout. What made this portfolio different from all the ones I did in the past was that I chose to do my project in a medium I used a lot as a kid so that gave my book a more personal touch. Bringing something that’s YOU into your portfolio will make it stand out and not look repetitive when looking at it amongst other people’s portfolios. I’ve had positive experiences with Motivarti through their guest lecturers and classes and I’m happy to see that they’ve expanded their program to mentorships as well.