Meet one of ArtWorks’ newest interns, Quincy Collins!
Hello! My name is Quincy Collins.
I am a 20-year-old, Third-Year Fine Arts student pursuing certificates in both Game Design and Animation at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP.
My future career goal is to work in either the video game or animation industry as an animator, concept artist, or storyboard artist. I am interested in the fields of game design and animation because I believe art is best enjoyed in a format that engages the viewer. As someone who adores both kinds of entertainment, I understand their power, value, and influence to their audience. Whatever I end up doing, I want to be able to weave an engaging narrative, aided by the art that brings it to life.
I picked this opportunity because I feel that being a part of the ArtWorks team will help in my narrative and creative processes. I am confident that it will allow me to meet new people and connect with those whose stories can inspire my work.
I am excited for this co-op as I will be utilizing my animation skills to help create videos for future ArtWorks team members. I am also looking forward to my new role in how it will give me the opportunity to gain experience in the administrative side of the arts.
ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,750 youth and 3,300 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.