Lizzy O'Donnell

BFA '17

Illustration (BFA)

At UArts, I found my passion for illustration, which has given me a purpose.

As a junior at UArts, Lizzy O'Donnell '17 was awarded the prestigious Zankel Scholarship from the Society of Illustrators. The recipient is chosen through a nationwide search for “an illustration student with a combination of talent, promise and scholastic excellence.” The prize of $10,000 is intended to help defray the costs of the student’s senior year of college.

Lizzy had the opportunity to work as teaching assistant for her mentor UArts professor Christian Patchell, with whom she had studied in Summer Institute, and to intern with Geisel Medal-winning children’s book author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli. After the internship, she worked as an animator on original video trailers promoting Pizzoli’s books for Disney-Hyperion.