Ruth Chang is an incredibly talented animator, and fairly recent graduate from the Biomedical Communications program. Her stunning work can be found at https://www.ruthchangvisuals.com/.
Where do you currently work? What is your current position?
3D Artist at AXS Studio.
What did you study before BMC?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A scientist. I got pretty close!
Can you share a nice/funny/weird/wonderful moment you remember from your days as a student at BMC?
There were a lot of late nights at McCaul working on our MRPs and singing aloud to Youtube music videos. Sometimes 90s hits, mostly the Hamilton soundtrack.
What was your MRP about?
The intersection between obesity and mental health! How the two are interlinked and influence one another cyclically.
What is something you would really love to learn? (Can be a skill/creative thing, technical thing, software-related, research-related, BMC/industry-related or not... anything!)
How to build a bicycle from scratch! I cycle to work everyday and eventually I'll want to upgrade my ride...
What (if anything) surprised you the most when you started working in the field, post-grad? What (if anything) has surprised you recently (in terms of where the industry is headed, etc)?
The diversity of the jobs available to us as BMC grads. My classmates ended up in all sorts of different roles coming out of the same program.
Can you share a bit about what you’re working on right now? (This can be vague/general if confidential)
We create a lot of of educational and promotional materials/experiences for pharmaceutical clients.
What has been one of the most exciting projects to work on? Can you tell us a bit about it? What were some of the challenges? And/or can you tell us about your favourite type of project to work on?
Combining technologies such as motion capture, AR, and VR with the 3D workflow has been really challenging and exciting!
If you had to go back and do an MRP now, what would your topic be (this can also be vague/general - such as a type of technology you would like to explore, a topic, etc)?
I was pretty happy with my MRP topic - it was a topic I was passionate about and I learnt a lot from doing it. Maybe I would have liked to learn more about interactivity and UI/UX design if I had the chance!
What are some of your hobbies? And/or something people might not know about you?
I'm a birder, a baker, and a plant mom! I'm also an avid learner of fun new skills. Right now, I'm working on my knitting, my dancehall moves, and my Spanish!