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Alicia Reece

Foreign Fauna

Alicia Reece is an artist with an entrepreneurial spirit, driven by her love for education, mentorship and community. Recently she co-founded Foreign Fauna, a small and selective animation studio rooted in design. Previous to founding Foreign Fauna, she spent 5 years as co-founder and Creative Director at NEIGHBOR, a delightful animation studio in the heart of Minneapolis Over the years, her passion for community has inspired her to build systems to bring people together. For example, Alicia is a founding member of Nice Moves, a group of artists on a mission to grow an inspiring community in Minnesota, bringing together movers of all different backgrounds to exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaborate. To date- her proudest accomplishment with Nice Moves is the creation of the Mentorship Program with Mike Zugschwert. As such, she is now a very happy mentor to two talented up-and-coming animators.