Hello! My name is Lori Damiano. I am an illustrator, animator, & educator based in Portland, Oregon. I earned a BFA in Media Studies: Film / Video from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts. I served as the Animation Department Chair for the California State Summer School for the Arts for 9 years. I currently teach in the Animated Arts Program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. I'm also a member of the Resource Council for Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center. I love making things by hand. Some of the things I like to make with my hands are paintings, animations, zines, comics, films, embroidery, quilts, gardens, miniature sweaters, and pies. I am thankful to have been given opportunities to share my films and artwork all over the US and internationally. Most recently I have been touring with a traveling experimental animation screening I programmed called Time Farmers. Please let me know if you are interested in bringing Time Farmers to your community!