Original narrative (used for pitch):
I have fallen in love with pursuing a creative career, ultimately because the experience of designing is intrinsically rewarding, such that the end goal is (to a degree) just an excuse for the process. The balance of challenge and opportunity present creates the optimal conditions for accessing a state of flow or hyperfocus into what im doing, in which I can lose myself in my work. There is so much unpredictable beauty that emerges throughout the duration of the design process, and life, as success comes not simply in the end result but in enjoying the ride as well. My animated short will use modern illustration techniques to create an engaging visual experience as well as emphasize the idea that often the success in pursuing a career in the arts lies in the act of working itself. It was from observing the passion and enjoyment for working that my creative peers had that pushed me to pursue a career in the arts (something I had previously viewed as unattainable), and I want to show others the same encouragement to try too.