another fellow dreamer...

Lauren Krieger is a 3rd year MFA candidate at the UCLA Animation Workshop and aspiring story artist in the animation industry.


Dog Prom

Life Drawing

Little Monster



University Of California - Los Angeles
School of Theater, Film and Television-Animation(MFA)

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 2012 – Present

Northwestern College
BS-Digital Media Art, BS-Studio Art

Roseville, MN, USA
Sep 2007 – May 2011


Freelance Animator, Character Designer, Illustrator

Projects I have worked on have ranged from concept images for music videos, illustrations/character design for iPhone games and the medical community.

Clients have included: DoVoCo, Cinopt, Back to 1 Media, Denver Medical School

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 2011

Freelance Production Artist, Animator

Responsible for both design and animation of various e-cards based off animatics sent through e-mail. Ability to be flexible with design changes and successfully created all e-cards within the 2 week deadline.

Projects worked on:

  • JibJab Birthday Wishes E-Card: “Eat What You Shouldn't”
  • JibJab Birthday Wishes E-Card: “Fun Medical Fact”

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Jul 2011 – Sep 2011

Machine Perception Laboratory
Character Design, Animator

Worked with Marian Stewart Bartlett on creating games for kids with autism to understand faces and emotion, through use of webcam, CERT software and Flash CS5.

I was responsible for 6 characters that kids could choose from ranging from inanimate objects to humans. I was also responsible for animating 6 different emotions for each character as well as creating an intro video for the game and game layout.

San Diego, CA, USA
Jun 2010 – Sep 2010

Northwestern College
Teacher's Assistant-Art History

Art History Teaching Assistant. Collected art history images, came up with quizzes, and graded tests.

Roseville, MN, USA
Aug 2009 – May 2011

Tom Richmond
Caricature Artist

Caricature artist at Valleyfair! Amusement Park

Shakopee, MN, USA
May 2008 – Aug 2008


Traditional Animation, Photoshop CS6, Flash CS6, AfterEffects CS6, TVPaint 10, ProTools 9


  • 2012-"Sweet Escape"-Solo Exhibition at Caribou Coffee
  • 2011-Northwestern College Studio Art Senior Exhibition “I’m Really Sorry”
  • 2011-Rick Love Gallery “Zoetrope”
  • 2011-Five16 Film Festival
  • 2011-Northwestern College DMA Showcase
  • 2010-Five16 Film Festival
  • 2010-Northwestern College DMA Character Design Competition, 2nd Place
  • 2010-Northwestern College DMA Showcase
  • 2010-Northwestern College-XVI Student Juried Show “Art Monster I”
  • 2010-Joint Show in the Rick Love Gallery “Art is A Monster”
  • 2010-Minneapolis Institue of the Arts, “Foot in the Door Show”
  • 2009-Northwestern College DMA Showcase
  • 2008-Northwestern College DMA Showcase


Five16 Film Festival
Best Animation

Apr 2011

Five16 Film Festival
Best Animation

Apr 2010