Julie Cunningham is a mixed media artist, illustrator and animator working with both digital and traditional media. Julie’s stylistic approach to illustrating is flexible, responding to the needs and feel of the story or concept. Julie’s early career animation projects involved her in research, script writing, animation and direction and were screened in international festivals, attracting international prizes, commissions and government support. Her work continues to span still and moving image. Julie has complemented her creative practice with teaching in TAFE in the subject areas of illustration, digital media, screen and design, plus community arts engagement, commissioned illustration and digital media projects. She has a Masters of Fine Arts from COFA UNSW and has staged a number of mixed media exhibitions and presented papers in animation and art & wellbeing conferences. For five years Julie has been illustrating, animating and designing for First Nation organisations in educational and corporate fields.