Monique Wray is a Miami-born animator, illustrator, and animation director living in San Francisco. Her work is typically character-driven with a touch of whimsy — all with a pop of color, bold lines, and even bolder subjects — always informed by her roots. She runs her creative practice, Small, where she creates commercial animation and illustrations for all sorts of clients.
(01:36) - Getting to know Monique Wray: the cartoons and books that inspired her to start a career as an artist, as well as her current studio elements, and the digital art technology that she uses in her work.
(9:45) - Monique Wray’s career journey: the challenges she faced as a part of a minority, and the start of her creative business.
(17:32) - Monique’s art style: a glimpse of her Jamaican heritage.
(19:40) - The people and events that encourage her to embrace her work's art and style while always having fun in the process.
(22:08) - Monique's favorite part of her job: the ability to work with a wide variety of clients and content.
(27:41) - Having a goal, while remaining flexible, and being open to discovering and trying new things are the elements that will lead to success.