Animator Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Summary

A highly creative individual with a strong background in designing, drawing and enhancing two and three-dimensional figures; Knowledgeable in both traditional and advanced design techniques, tools and models; Highly advanced in utilizing principles involved in the production of precise and interactive technical plans, blueprints and drawings; Flexible and team-oriented; Can complete assigned tasks independently with little or no direct supervision; Results-oriented and dependable.

Professional Experience:

Creative Director, October 2006- Present

Studiometrix, Beverly Hills, California

Responsibilities:

  • Handled a team of graphics designers in charge of designing outsourced project-based graphics and animation jobs utilizing independent judgment, style, creativity, advanced software materials and computer equipment.
  • Created 2D and 3D images depicting objects in motion and process flow animation.
  • Manipulated figures, camera-ready art, film and printed proofs and static images to transform it to life-like images by adjusting light, color, texture, shadow and transparency gradients.
  • Mapped out key scenario story boards seamlessly to arrange a smooth flow of subsequent scenes, creating realistic fluidity in the character’s motions.
  • Aligned verbal scripts and sounds with the animated characters to make it appear more lifelike.
  • Developed artistic and high-impact visual representations and flash animations on the company’s main web site banners to entice customers to outsource their graphics requirements to the company.
  • Developed briefings, brochures, multimedia presentations, web pages, promotional products, technical illustrations, and computer artwork for use in products, etc.
  • Presented media storyboards for client appreciation.

Animator/Cartoonist, March 1999- 2006

Visual Sonic Corporation, Sacramento, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Designed movie sets, 3D and cartoon characters.
  • Integrated timing of character movements in alignment with soundtrack and cinematographical credits.
  • Used advanced modeling and optical scanning tools to convert real images and objects to animation or 2D entries.
  • Created standard templates, drawings and illustrations specifically to client’s requests for brand company labels, direct mailers, mascots and banner ads.
  • Planned project work plans to meet client deadlines without compromising quality and effects.

Senior Graphic ArtistJanuary 1997- 1999

The Spinner Magazine, San Jose CA

Responsibilities:

  • Handled a team of graphics designers in charge of designing outsourced project-based graphics and animation jobs utilizing independent judgment, style, creativity, advanced software materials and computer equipment.
  • Created 2D and 3D images depicting objects in motion and process flow animation.
  • Manipulated figures, camera-ready art, film and printed proofs and static images to transform it to life-like images by adjusting light, color, texture, shadow and transparency gradients.
  • Mapped out key scenario story boards seamlessly to arrange a smooth flow of subsequent scenes, creating realistic fluidity in the character’s motions.
  • Aligned verbal scripts and sounds with the animated characters to make it appear more lifelike.
  • Developed artistic and high-impact visual representations and flash animations on the company’s main web site banners to entice customers to outsource their graphics requirements to the company.
  • Developed briefings, brochures, multimedia presentations, web pages, promotional products, technical illustrations, and computer artwork for use in products, etc.
  • Presented media storyboards for client appreciation.

Animator/Cartoonist, March 1999- 2006

Visual Sonic Corporation, Sacramento, CA

Education

1995-1997Masters in Fine Arts, Major in Animation,

University of California-Irvine, CA

1990-1994Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts

University of California-Irvine, CA

Skills:

  • Proficiency in basic and advanced computer design soft wares including Flash, Maya, Lightwave, Adobe and others
  • Proficiency in both PC and MAC Operating systems
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Great eye for detail and strong planning and organizational skills
  • Graphic software integration
  • Basic photography

Associations/Organizations

ASIFA-San Francisco: The International Animated Film Society, Member

UNICEF and Animation World Network, Contributor