Lacie Kraich on Monday, 26 June 2017. Posted in Student Life


My name is Lacie Kraich, and I am a second-year Film and Animation student concentrating in 2D and 3D animation, though I would really like to take a stab at Stop-Motion animation as well. This past semester, I began the process of making my first animated short film as part of my studies and I could not be more excited! In addition, I am working towards my minor in Advertising and Public Relations. When I graduate, I would like to work for animation studios that produce adult comedy television shows (think Adult Swim or Comedy Central), or for a studio that specializes in creating animated commercials for advertising agencies.

A little about me: I am from Uxbridge, Massachusetts, a small town in Worcester County. RIT is a six-hour drive from there, but I don't mind at all- that just gives me more time to sing along to the radio! I love dogs, burritos, standup comedy, and horror movies. My favorite color is turquoise, my favorite movie is Donnie Darko, and my favorite band is Fall Out Boy. I love drawing, painting, filmmaking, you name it- I am passionate about creating art that inspires, educates, and entertains people. My goal has always been to connect with my audience through my work.

Why did I choose RIT? When I was searching for a college, I was primarily looking for a school where I would be able to pursue my dream job; somewhere with a great curriculum that would help me create a portfolio that stands out when it comes time to head into the "real world". Out of the 6 other schools that I applied to, RIT ended up being my top choice. There is an awesome animation program with a quirky atmosphere that makes me feel like I really fit in. RIT has a very welcoming and fun environment that stuck out to me. The student/faculty body is generally super open-minded, accepting, and understanding, which was an important factor in my search. I also loved the fact that RIT was not just an art school like other colleges I had visited; it combines technology with art, which makes it a unique place to learn.

Why am I still here? RIT has become my home away from home. I've met some of the most fantastic, creative, and entertaining people I have ever come across in my 20 years of existence. I am surrounded by a network of people who not only love and support me, but also share my excitement and dedication when it comes to animation and making art. I love my classes, my friends, and the multiple opportunities that RIT has provided me to help me succeed.