WHO I AM: I Am a 25 years old self taught 2D animator / Graphic Designer attempting to chase his dream from the slums of Jamaica. I Am living in an inner city community called Old Braeton where I grew up, My family has always been very poor, we live in a dilapidated old house that I help my parents pay rent. I always had love for the arts and animation but growing up poor my parents never encouraged my talents or dreams because it was more practical in their eyes that I study hard and get a regular job where I could at least have an income to contribute to the household. I was pretty Smart academically but we could only afford one year of college and I could not get a loan to further my studies because no one wanted to be my family's guarantor, as such I had to drop out and start working at 19 years old. The cooperate world of Jamaica isn't very kind the under qualified people, If you have less than a degree the pay was just enough to survive. I eventually got a job as a pharmacy assistant making forty thousand Jamaican dollars a month which is less than $300 USD per month. I saved for schooling but never left my passion of wanting to be an animator behind so i taught myself and even purchased online courses to assist me. I eventually finished my second year at community college and got a job as a inventory clerk making only slightly more than my previous job. It was the worst experience I had ever endured, I was ridiculed, disrespected, called stupid, and harassed, simply because I was from the inner city working in the storage and pushing boxes on a trolley to peoples cars, I was looked down on. policies to protect employees were non existent as a large portion of the employees higher up were either friends, family or previous acquaintances so any complaints I made to HR always back fired. I'm not ashamed to say i cried in private on multiple occasions but never once frowned in my household because we are poor and we needed the money so how could I let my family down by admitting hate for my job? It continued for 2 years where the stress of the job was literally making me sick, my body was breaking down and i was falling apart, more and more I started to cling to my dreams and my passion, climbing the cooperate ladder was very cruel to me.. thoughts of being an animator was now my happy place.. It was how i was coping. An opportunity presented itself in the company and I was more than qualified for it, so i applied, Only to have my resume thrown out and the manager hired his friend's son for the position. That was the Last straw. I resigned 2 weeks after dedicated to becoming and animator. Now I'm at home most people In my community don't aspire for much, livelihood for the majority of my peers in the area are loitering, odd jobs, drugs or micro farming and raising small animals such as chickens . People laugh at me and my dream because it seems so far fetched to them. I live most my days as a recluse, locked inside, toiling away at my animations and chasing my dreams.
WHAT I NEED: in a Nutshell "sound proofing". I had purchased all I thought i needed to do animation I almost completely depleted my savings in this endeavor. My home walls are very thin, a single sheet of ply board separates us form the outside elements.. and unfortunately our walls offer little to no noise dampening I'd Like to be able to sound proof my room properly as I believe with that completed very little should hinder me. I Had started an Animated series on YouTube called Anime Bunseki with my little sister to keep her preoccupied this summer (You can see my work HERE). It has been a struggle! I write the scripts and we stay up until 2 am - 5am trying to record because our environment is so noisy and our walls are so thin... this is the 5th night in a row that we have stayed up and the noise never stopped for us to record. I am at the lowest position possible in my life right now, broke with a dream and being laughed at for It. Now I am doing something, that I often find so hard to do...asking for help.
I Desperately need to sound proof my room, so I can continue working on my animations.
So I humbly ask if you can, to offer any little amount to go towards this venture.
I offer not only My eternal gratitude...BUT I am also a graphic designer so I can do custom shirt designs or if you'd like i can put any of my previous designs on a shirt, for Donations of $125 or more
NOTE: I SHOULD be able to have these shirts Printed, Fulfilled and Shipped worldwide but i am at the mercy of the best provider i can find that offers this fulfillment service so please forgive me if i can not ship to you. however, I am certain that i can offer this to USA and Canada! anywhere else please ask beforehand
So once again:
My Humble Thanks . Big up, Nuff love, Respect!
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