Tory Patterson is an Illustrator/Character Designer from South Carolina. She 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 hers ever since she can remember. When it comes to her experiences, she has interned at American Greetings, freelanced for Penguin Random House and has worked at Powerhouse Animation for four years. While off work, she enjoys: cooking, hitting up local music venues and watching cheesy bad flicks.