Animator and Graphic Artist

Resume posted by Liz in 2D Animator.
Desired salary: $50,000.00
Desired position type: 2D Animator
Location: Northville Michigan, United States

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Summary

Animator, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer

Education

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI Graduated May 2013
Entertainment Arts – Character Animation BFA

Gabriel Richard Catholic High School, Riverview MI Graduated May 2009

Experience

Graphic Artist
September 2017– Present
Advanced Safety Graphics
Artist who works in CorelDraw to create safety lockout/tagout placards for assembly lines, primarily for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Creates images based on CAD drawings, written and drawn descriptions, and reviews performed by colleagues. Works closely with clients to ensure accuracy of all and the proper ways to safely isolate hazardous energy.

Freelance Photographer/Videographer
August 2016 – Present
Fedor’s Vintage Fotos
Assistant photographer who aides in capturing candid and posed pictures during special events such as weddings. Listens to instructions given by main photographer and uses design skills to capture images that are centered and well lit, while being aware of background scenery and how it frames the subject.

Graphic Artist August 2015 – March 2017
Embroidme
Artist who works in CorelDraw to create logos and designs to be digitized for embroidery, screen printed, or printed onto garments. Communicates with clients to ensure designs are accurate. Assists in running embroidery machines.

Bear Builder
December 2014 – February 2018
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Employee who assists with customer service, greeting guests and explaining the process, helping guests, register and cash out, and restocking as needed. Worked well with other associates to create a fun and productive environment. Assisted in training new employees on the fundamentals of the job and company, guest services, product information, and attitude.

Freelance Animator
November 2013 – March 2014
Quack! Media
Animator who worked with a small team in Toon Boom Harmony to assist in creating assets, rigging puppets, creating effects, and creating key poses based upon the storyboards. File sharing programs such as Drop Box were used to allow us to seamlessly work on the same file, share files, and keep the files organized, as well as used e-mail and phones for consistent communication.
Freelance Illustrator
April 2013 – June 2013

Pixo Entertainment
Illustrator who worked in Photoshop to separate flat characters, backgrounds, and create other assets to be animated in After Effects.

Artist in Education
September 2012 – August 2015
Community Arts Partnership – College for Creative Studies
After school teacher who reached out to Detroit schools to teach the importance of art and animation as a career, community, and the importance of their role in the future of Detroit. Worked with students in iStopMotion and compiled all animations using Adobe After Effects.

Freelance Animator
uly 2011 – September 2011
Thunderbean Animation and Vito’s Pizza
Worked on a short commercial for Vito’s Pizza of Toledo, OH. Worked with a team of 10 other animators in the span of 2-3 months. Quick and easy communication was used outside of a studio environment to get the job done.

Skills

  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • iStop Motion
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • CorelDraw
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Adobe Flash
  • Microsoft Office

Specialties

    client communication, organization, Teaching, Team leading, teamwork, training

Spoken Languages

    English

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