Francesca Parise
Freelance Art Director

Cultural Artists Spotlight: January 15 – January 28, 2020

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?

I’m a freelance art director, animator, video editor, artist, and occasional voice actor, depending on my clients’ needs. Sometimes I do all of these things in one video!

How did you first become interested in art?

I’ve been interested in art, particularly illustration, for as long as I can remember. By the time I was about 9, I’d been exposed to a solid range of classical painters, comic books, illustrated trading cards, and Japanese video games, and I wanted to learn to make all of these things myself.

How can art enrich a community, and what are some ways people can become engaged with art in Burbank?

Art is a great way to connect people—both from artist to viewer, and among viewers. Most of my experiences with this have been online, but the LA area has a huge range of opportunities for in-person engagement. The Getty Museum has a gorgeous collection, Giant Robot Store 2 is always exhibiting something cool, Santa Monica College offers excellent courses, and there are a bunch of great figure drawing groups to be found.

If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?

A lot of people seem to think that artistic ability is innate and special – but really, art is mainly about iteration. If you can find a medium that’s fun for you to play with, then play and just keep playing!


To find out more about Frankie’s work, follow her on Twitter @goblinodds