Jeff Nelson was always interested in the arts, but it wasn’t until he started classes at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia that he found his focus in stop-motion and 3-D animation. Nelson’s animations are created from original ink drawings. After he had studied animation for less than a year, one of his works was selected as a trailer for an award at the Philadelphia Film Festival. He recently received an Award of Excellence in the VSA/Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., exhibition Accelerate. Nelson, who has a learning disability, still attends the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.