Stephanie is an animation graduate (BFA) from the Art Institute of Tampa specializing in character concept and design, with experience in television animation (Axe Cop, ChoZen, Golan the Insatiable, Highschool USA).

Currently working at Multimedia Games! She loves all things retro and vintage and enjoys good conversation with complete strangers. Don't be afraid to drop a line!

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Hi everyone! 

Steph thought it might be a good idea to do these progress journals as I kind of learn more about the whole process of starting an animation project from the ground up. 

So?! Let’s start from the beginning….

Around 2009, I started Aut Animus Caput with a friend as an open collaborative project… and uh. I guess that’s really it. That’s how AAC began, not really with big plans of animation or long term storylines and ideas. It was just kind of a world that I built for people to put their characters in and kind of adapt them to the setting. Even Capulet didn’t really begin as anything more than a caricature of a spoiled prince. He, like the rest of the story, just developed and got more refined as it went on. ( Image 1: 2009 Capulet vs 2014 Capulet. )

It stuck like that for a while! Though I really liked my idea, there wasn’t a lot of enthusiasm for it and it teetered off after the first few months. I didn’t think anyone really got into it. I kind of developed more of the story on my own for a long while, along with some friends in highschool here and there. Just something we poked at between classes.

Mid-2011 I decided to start it up again with Kiwi and Steph, throwing the entire series into a veritable renaissance. We’ve scrapped so many things and remade so many characters, and even the story has been polished with symbolism and subtleties and just plain TLC. AAC was a lot like a neglected puppy. 

Come 2014, we started real production on an actual project?! 


But yeah you can see up there some of my different early sketches.

That’s all! Hopefully I can do more of these in the future.

— Krystal


Some production backgrounds for AAC from Krystal and Stephanie.

Journal 2 - From layouts to keyframes

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Journal update and some backgrounds for our project.


The princess in all her glory! Another page from our animation bible from Kiwi!

Princess Calpurnia

The Princess is charming, friendly, and outgoing. She’s a people person and always seems to be there for her subjects.. Although shed much rather be partying or sleeping rather than working.

More updates for our project!


Sharing a new page from our animation bible! This is next character to appear in episode 1. Kiwi did some great work on these designs!

Shylock Rush

Shylock is the leader of the Heart revolutionary group called Vis Vitae. Seeing how the kingdom is divided over who will take the throne, Shylock seeks a resolution that both sides can agree on to quell what he believes is an unrest that will break out into war.

Being a slum kid himself, he sympathizes with the plight of the lower class in Cordia, and hopes that political reform will mend the disparity between the classes, Heads, and Hearts. Shylock is disinterested in intimate relationships and instead claims his heart belongs to Cordia.

He is also the only Heart in law school (a predominantly Head profession), and is obsessed with both work and proving his worth in the realm of politics. 

New sheets posted up! 


My character sheet for an oct. Look at that ugly nerd. I got kinda lazy with the last bit but I’ll fix it laterrrrererer

Whoops, slight edit.

Anonymous asked
for the oct is your audition going to be an animation or a comic :0 ?

It’s going to be animated! =)


My character sheet for an oct. Look at that ugly nerd. I got kinda lazy with the last bit but I’ll fix it laterrrrererer

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today we’re going to share one of the tracks from our project - a simple version of the main theme song by the awesome Joe Stacey. Maybe next week we’ll upload the elaborate version..

For now, Enjoy! :)

Give it a listen chickadees!