Tess-Marie White earned her BFA from the Laguna College of Art & Design in 2006. She has studied art and art history in Italy, and has interned in Exhibitions and European Painting at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She studied at the Golden Gate Atelier in Oakland, CA, from 2011 to 2015, and was honored to receive a scholarship from the Art Renewal Center in 2013.
Tess is currently pursuing a career in visual development for feature animation. She recently participated in a mentorship program hosted by Women in Animation at Pixar, worked as a concept artist and production coordinator on the animated short Let's Eat, and is now working as a background artist on an independent animated short directed by Pixar story artist Matthias de Clercq.