VMPA Senior Thesis


Julianna Padilla



Hey guys! My name is Julianna, and I was born and raised in Camden, NJ. I grew up with a loving family that encouraged me to do what I love the most. I started drawing when I was in middle school just for fun. I would see cool illustrations and cartoons, so I would recreate them. My art teachers throughout the years encouraged me to pursue a career within art. I was skeptical at first until I decided to stop overthinking and give it a shot. I obtained my associate in applied science degree in Computer Graphics at Camden County College. I transferred and did one year at New Jersey City University for Illustration, then decided to finish My bachelor’s degree at Rutgers Camden in Animation. During those times, I managed to maintain a 3.9 GPA, was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, Tri Alpha, and Honors.

I worked two retail jobs at one point, so I wouldn’t have to ask anybody for financial help. I strongly do not recommend doing that. I remember watching a bunch of anime and cartoons like Adventure Time, Naruto, Chowder, and SpongeBob. I played video games like Call of Duty, and I get drawn into their animations and graphics. It would be a dream to work for Treyarch, Cartoon Network or any other big animation studio. I can go into my own world of animation and it’s what I enjoy doing the most.