1998 Centenary Prize recipient
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Desiree Cross was the dux of her year and received the Brian Frecker Outstanding Senior Student award in 1997. She received awards for her outstanding achievement in art and was heavily involved in the life of the College, from sporting activities to musical productions.
The prize will go towards helping Desiree complete a Bachelor of Arts in Multi Media at Victoria University.
Studied at: Victoria University
I am an animator, illustrator and graphic designer with over 15 years of experience.
I am extremely proficient with Adobe Illustrator which is my preferred software for graphic design and illustration and I have been animating with Toon Boom's Harmony for 7 years, specialising in character construction and rigging.
In 2001 I graduated from the Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts (Multimedia). While still at University I started working for Tantamount Productions, a creative new media production company in St Kilda, soaking up everything like a sponge for two years before starting my career as a freelancer.
Since working for myself I have won awards for my work, and have had animated films accepted into major film festivals such as the Melbourne International Film Festival, Flickerfest and the ATOM Awards. The most recent film I co-directed and animated won Best Primary School Production at this year’s Flickerfest and was a finalist at the ATOM awards last year.