Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Zerica Griffin 

BA [Hons] Character MakeUp Design

Zerica Griffin is a creative artist. She has worked extensively as an SFX makeup artist in Europe's best scare attraction, The NMR. Her passion for creativity and art dates back to her childhood, and her expertise in makeup artistry has led her to work on numerous projects over the past four years and allowed her to travel abroad on makeup jobs. She has excellent knowledge in Script/Character breakdown, Designing, Sculpting, and Prosthetics. She is well-versed in Beauty, Digital/technical work, Fantasy, Facial hair/bald caps, etc. She is highly motivated and dedicated to advancing her professional career.

The Far Away Tree

The Faraway Tree, a tale of three children named Jo, Beth, and Frannie discovering a land filled with ever-changing goodness and challenges, captivated me as a child with its boundless creativity and magic. The book's characters provided vivid inspiration for various make-up ideas and possibilities with their unique backgrounds and personalities. A cherished memory from my youth involved my foster mom reading a chapter of the book each night before bed, fueling my imagination to visualize the lands and characters as I drifted off to sleep. Now years later, I dissected each character's psyche and added my Adaptation, fully immersing myself in their world to spark and inspire creatively as an artist

Gendered and racial stereotypes in Disney animation during the 1930s and 1940s.

In this thesis, They will discuss what America was like during the 1930s and 1940s. They will introduce critical theorists who help understand the racial and gender stereotypes that specific groups of people were exposed to. Then, they will focus on three Disney movies (Snow White (1937), Fantasia (1940), and Dumbo(1941), and examine the gender and racial stereotypes present in them, The Representation of nonwhite femininity in Disney animated films,
The perpetuation of racist and sexist stereotypes in these Disney animated films and how The portrayal of femininity in Disney differs by race.
And Finally, they will conclude by discussing how these stereotypes affected different groups of people at that time.