LIMA — Shiloh Shoemaker, a recent graduate of Lima Senior, is hoping for a career in the world of art.
She started seriously looking at a graphics career sometime in middle school.
“I just always liked movies and I liked art, and I just figured it would be fun to go into it,” she said.
She’ll start at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in the fall.
“I’m going for animation, character design,” said Shoemaker.
She’s hoping for a chance to show off her skills on a very high level.
“My goal is to eventually end up in TV or movies. Eventually, I’m hoping to get to Disney, but if not there, somewhere on TV would be nice,” she said.
Shoemaker was active in designing and drawing the City of Lima’s Park’s Department’s “Safety First” coloring book. The book was printed by the Lima Senior Graphics Communications program.
“Miss Lee had given me the original design, like the copy they had before, and she told me to change it. She gave me the list of things that needed to be done on it, quickly drawn on it showing what needed to be changed, who should be a different character, if the setting changed, that was on there and so I just kind of took it and I put it all into my sketchbook and I changed it and made the new one,” she said.
In appreciation for her work, Lima Mayor David Berger issued a proclamation making May 30 Shiloh Shoemaker Day.
“That was pretty cool. We went to the press conference and he called me up and then they gave me a proclamation, and it was just basically a fun day,” she said.
She said she appreciated her time at Lima Senior.
“I was in a lot of music and theater stuff so I was down there [at Lima Senior] a lot. There were a lot of positive people. It was fun,” Shoemaker added.
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