Hannah Bearden has been working in the creative industry for 10 years. She has shown work and participate in residencies both nationally and internationally. Bearden is one of the founding members of Portland’s art collective True North Studios, a branch of Magnetic North Studios, where she has been a member since 2017. Bearden is also an active member of the OMPA, as well as IATSE Local 28. Bearden was awarded a full scholarship to Penland School of Craft where she participated in a glass casting workshop in the summer of 2019. She has been practicing animation for several years and has volunteered work for several short films, as well as creating a variety of her own film and animation projects.
She believes in environmental preservation, and dedicates her time to creating work in a sustainable fashion by using quality, recycled, and low waste materials whenever possible. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, riding motorcycles, and driving her 1979 Chevy LUV.