The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has announced that this year’s recipient of the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is Derek Desierto of Sheridan College in Ontario where he studies animation. Derek will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award Weekend in Washington DC in May.
??Derek was a product designer who decided to shift gears and follow his dream of working in animation. In addition to his studies, Derek and a group of fellow first-year students created the art collective WÜNDERKID. They produced two animated shorts, one of which, ?Leggo my Preggo,? was accepted into the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
You can see a few more samples of Derek’s work on the NCS’s website.