I am Tory Patterson, an Illustrator/Character Designer from South Carolina. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with an emphasis in Animation from The Cleveland Institute of Art. Storytelling and character creating has always been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. When it comes to my experiences, I've interned at American Greetings, freelanced for Penguin Random House and have worked at Powerhouse Animation Studios for almost 5 years. While off work, I enjoy: cooking, hitting up local music venues and watching cheesy bad flicks.