Story Artist & Animator

Resume posted by kenziebates in Storyboard Artist.
Desired salary: $60,000.00
Desired position type: Storyboarding and animation
Location: San Diego California, United States

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currently a 2D artist at Amazon, Have been a freelance illustrator in past year, past storyboard/animatic workshop instructor at RIT, graduated Rochester Institute of Technology in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in 2D Animation, Filmmaker of Award-winning thesis film Warszawski Rudzik (The Warsaw Robin), Have created 3 independent films.


Bachelor’s degree in 2D Animation from Rochester Institute of technology, graduated magna cum laude
-qualifications include 2D animation, storyboarding, animatics, visual development, character design, concept art, layout


Current 2D Artist at Amazon, September 2019, Created and collaborated on 2D artwork to support multiple production teams ranging from Art, Tech, and R&D projects. Responsible for ensuring Quality of all 2D and 3D assets, and providing feedback to the team and project leads. Worked in tandem with 2D and 3D artists to ensure final deliverables reached deadlines and quality standards.

Freelance Illustrator, September 2018-June 2019, Creation of custom digital illustrations for clients. Duties included direct communication with clients via email and meeting hard delivery deadlines.

RIT Storyboard/Animatic Workshop Instructor, February 2017, Instructor of an animatic workshop for sophomore students of Rochester Institute of Technology. Discussing the art of storyboarding and transitioning boards into an animatic with timing. Feedback given for students in-production animatics for their first films.


  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, TV Paint Pro, Pro Tools, Excel worksheets, 2D Animation, Storyboarding, Composition, Animatics, Timing, Visual Development, Pre-production, Concept Art, Character Design, Digital painting


    Draftsmanship, Meeting deadlines, Perspective, Public Speaking, Quality assurance, Team communication

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