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About me 


Hello, and welcome to my website! My name is Molly McGrane and I am a passionate artist for 2D animation and Illustration.  I am aiming to peruse working in animation as a full time job and I am currently working as an Etsy shop owner, freelance Background Artist for 2D animation, and caregiver for an animal rescue.    

I absolutely love the natural world and all its inhabitants. If I am not drawing I am most likely talking to my bird, taking a walk with my dog/bird, or preforming maintenance on my fish tank, or climbing a mountain! 

My Story

Growing up in Palmdale California I had plenty of long drives as a child to day dream and draw.  From a young age I had a passion for creating and drawing  (especially the natural world around me). Having been fascinated with digital art since I was a pre teen, I knew I wanted to pursue digital art as a career at a very young age.  In high school I was a member of the Knight High School digital design and engineering  academy within my high school practicing photoshop, Maya, and Z brush. 


I graduated with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation/ Illustration from California State University in  May of 2019 with the amazing experience of directing a short film as my senior project. I fell in love with animation and how much that went into the process while I was making my film. My film "coop'd" can be found on my projects page. 

In December of 2019 I was selected into a concept art internship within the original studio that created the hit cartoon Cocomelon!  I learned many lessons there, but most importantly I learned how adaptable and team oriented I could be. During my time there they were making the unprecedented switch from youtube to various streaming services as well as creating the typical videos their audience expected.

I enjoyed concept art for 3D animation, however I knew deep down that 2D animation had my heart. So when offered a opportunity to draw backgrounds for Freelance projects with Trilllina Mai in October 2020 I was delighted to take the offer. since then we have been busy with multiple projects and even competed in the Korean 17th independent animated film festival's relay animation competition.  


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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