Anisa Ozalp is an American Artist who was born and raised in New York, USA, and has exposure to many cultures. She taught herself how to draw and paint at the age of three; her first drawing was "Elmo" from Sesame Street. Anisa was inspired by Walt Disney, Pixar, Studio Ghibli, DreamWorks, and Laika movies and books she read when she was little. She enjoyed animation and stop-motion films and was intrigued by how they were made behind the scenes.In addition, she loved reading imagination-provoking books, which allowed her to create art today. Those who love art in its entirety would be admirers of her work.
She created handmade dolls from imagination using her Singer sewing machine at a very young age. She also has experience assisting on art-related e-commerce projects which involve handmade products. Her artwork is a mix of handcrafted, digital, and fine art.
CERTIFICATES AND TRAINING: Anisa holds a Fashion Design Certificate, Adobe Certificate in Illustration, Photoshop, and InDesign, which she obtained in early 2021, and PCAE Art Experience at the Academy of Art University, an art, and design education program.
Courses Received (USA)
Adam Kreutinger, the Puppet Master,
Med's Map (Ahmed Aldoori),
Kesh Art Drawing Camp,
Animation Mentor, Character Animation
Courses Received (Taiwan)
Song Binghui on various Chinese fine art courses
Shih Chien University Adobe Certificate in Illustration, Photoshop, and InDesign
Shih Chien University Fashion Design Certificate
Courses Received (Turkey)
Anima Okul, Animation School in Istanbul
Gultekin Ruzgar on sculptor and ebru course,
Asuman Dokuzlu on perspective, still life, oil paint, and collage
Mehmet Cetin on human anatomy, still life courses,
Elif Ela on tezhip courses,
She is knowledgeable with Procreate software, where she creates her digital art. She actively references material from books like "The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams," "The Illusion of Life Disney Animation by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston." and various online resources.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Anisa has a social media following of individuals of various age groups. Everyone finds a piece of themselves within her work, regardless of age.
COMPETITIONS: Anisa completed several challenges, such as "Poet Sezai," "Inktober," "Continuous Line Challenge," "100 Days of Sketching" (2020 and 2021), "100 Heads Challenge", "Ten Hundred Shape Challenge," "Searching for Aydın Young Talents" in the painting category with great success and praise from her followers. She is determined, focused, and continuously evolving in her work. Anisa always pushes the boundaries and experiments with various verticals. She incorporates her artwork inter-culturally, representing different experiences of the globe. She is determined, focused, and continuously evolving in her work.
PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: Anisa was awarded a trophy for swimming in the Jersey Flyers Aquatic Club Team, which develops their swimmers to join the Olympics during her middle school years. She finished all levels of British Swim School ahead of schedule. Additionally, she has fulfilled intermediate-level piano lessons while in middle school. These accomplishments showcase her determination and desire to perform to the best of her ability.
She obtains vast knowledge in the creative industries and follows all relevant news in the field. She likes to research entertainment companies and their past/current projects in her free time. She attends art exhibits and expos such as One Art and Dangdai Taipei. She also visited numerous art museums in New York.
Anisa possesses a free soul with a passion for virtue and harmony and wants to do meaningful and beneficial work in the entertainment and fine art industry.
OBJECTIVE: Develop artistic and technical skills with the ability to organize the visual elements required to communicate concepts and experiences across various media.
Her artwork is a mix of handcrafted, digital, and fine art, and she is a versatile, multi-disciplinary artist. She has exposure to art-related e-commerce projects which involve handmade products.
Proficient and certified in Digital Art with CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, creating speedpaint videos, and Procreate Software.
Ability to explain and create various art processes, develop documents for creation processes
Handcrafted and Fashion items: Handcraft Dolls, Puppets, Embroidery, Cross Stitch Bags, Beaded Jewelry, Crochet, and Felt Toys
Creating unique artistic style Fine Arts: Oil Paint, Sculptures, Acrylic Paint, Western and Chinese Watercolor, Tezhip, Ebru, and Calligraphy
Ability to create Illustrations, Animations, Stop Motion Videos, Pixelation and Claymation Techniques, Children's Books, Sketching, Fashion Drawings, Animal Drawings, Portraits, and Still Life Drawings.
APPRECIATIONS AND MENTIONS:
Singer sewing machine company recognized for doll making
Song Binghui, a well-known Taiwanese Fine Artist for fine art creations
Shih Chien University Instructors for her Fashion Drawings and Clothing Designs
Coco Bubble Tea HQ team for fan art drawing
Halal Guys American food franchising company for fan art drawing
Team of Netflix’s Micheal Obama co-hosted Waffle and Mochi for fan art drawing
Adam Kreutinger, the Puppet Master, for making my character called "Monica The Puppet."
Aydin National Education awarded her for her Poet Karakoc drawing
Secaucus Middle School NJ, USA Award and media recognition for kindness and anti-bullying
Jersey Flyers Swim Team NJ, USA Awarded trophy as a professional swimmer for completing team competitions
British Swimming School, the Awarded certificate for completing all levels of training
CITIZENSHIPS & RESIDENCIES: USA, UK, Turkish Citizenship, and Taiwan ARC, obtaining Carte Sejour for France.
LANGUAGES: Fluent in English, Chinese, and Turkish, improving her French. Exposure to a fusion of backgrounds.
Taiwan - Freelance Designer January 2021 - Present
Sample Project: Pop-up Artistry
Assist in the design process of various projects. Created design illustrations for advertising
Anima Okul, Animation School in Istanbul, Turkey 2022, 2023
Animation Mentor, Character Animation Emeryville, California, 2022
Zubeyde Hanim Technical Girls Vocational High School, Aydin, Turkey
September 2021 - Present Attending 11th grade with a major in Graphic Design
Penn Foster High School, PA, USA High School Diploma GPA 3.5
Academy of Art University, Art and Design Education Program, CA, USA June 2021 - August 2021
PCAE (Pre-College Art Experience) Art Experience - Completed
Shih Chien University, Continuing Education Center, Taipei, TW March 2021 - July 2021
Certificate of Completion, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign
Shih Chien University, Chinese Language Center, Taipei, TW October 2020 - August 2021
Certificate of Completion - Successful Completion of Chinese Levels 5 - 6
Shih Chien University, Continuing Education Center, Taipei, TW October 2020 - January 2021
Certificate of Completion - Fashion Design
National Taipei University of Education, Chinese Language Center, Taipei, TW December 2019 - November 2020
Certificate of Completion - Successful Completion of Chinese Levels 1 - 4
Secaucus Middle School, NJ, USA September 2018 - May 2021 Graduated GPA 3.5
Completed early education in various private and public institutions.