About me's are always a little awkward aren't they? Hello and thank you for visiting my portfolio. My name is Xochitl Thienes, and I am a visual development artist and character designer from California and I love to tell stories!
I didn't realize the power of storytelling until my junior year of high school when I struggled to battle and conquer an overwhelming depression. Storytelling, and more specifically, animation, was the only thing that seemed to ground me. It literally and figuratively made me feel alive.
That is when I decided I wanted to tell stories for a living: so that I could help those who went through something as daunting as I did.