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Objective:
An animator with a passion for working with fellow creatives in the art of animated storytelling. Armed with a strong eye for character, acting, and the twelve principles of animation, my skills include: traditional and rig-based (puppeted) character animation, effects animation, storyboarding, and character design.


Software Experience:
Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Animate Pro, Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects


Education:

Savannah College of Art and Design                                                                                                                                                                            January 2013 - November 2015

• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation (School of Digital Media)
    - My courses of study focused on character animation and storyboarding using traditional and digital production methods; with a strong focus on acting,                storytelling, and working with a team in a professional setting.


Guilford Technical Community College                                                                                                                                                                        August 2006 - December 2012
• Associate’s Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design

     - My courses of study involved logo design, package design, digital/web design, typography, as well as digital and traditional illustration.


Work Experience:

Camp Camp - Seasons One through Three, Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.                                                                                                     February 2016 - current
• 2D Character and Effects Animator: Toon Boom Harmony

    - Job responsibilites: Character Animation, Effects Animation, Character Rigging, and Prop Modeling

Sex Swing - Season One, Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.                                                                                                                                   October 2016 - January 2017
• 2D Character and Effects Animator: Toon Boom Harmony

    - Job responsibilites: Character Animation, Effects Animation, Character Rigging, and Prop Modeling

"Monster Mayhem" Anthology, Beyond the Threshold Studios                                                                                                                                                            July 2015
• Digital Illustrator: Photoshop and Manga Studio 5
    - I was commissioned to illustrate a piece for the anthology project. Monster Mayhem focuses on bringing twenty-six mythological creatures to life 
       through visual storytelling, including illustrations and short stories by various creators.

 

"The Lowdown Showdown" - 2D Short Animated Film                                                                                                                                             September 2014 - July 2017
• Director, Storyboard Artist, Character and Effects Animation: Toon Boom Harmony
    - Two lifelong enemies duke it out over the woman of their dreams in this Space Western-inspired short. The Lowdown Showdown channels the zaniness 
       of classic cartoons and adds a modern style to the timeless pursuit of love.

 

Ex Libris Bookstore                                                                                                                                                                                                                  December 2013 - January 2016

• Computer Sales Associate and Customer Service
    - Job responsibilities: Cashier, Bagging, Stocking, Ordering, and Customer Service

    - Apple Product Professional Certified
    - Teamwork Award 2014 Winner

    - Extra Mile Award 2015 Winner

 

Harris Teeter: Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy                                                                                                                                              August 2002 - December 2012
• Grocery/Stock Clerk
    - Job responsibilities: Cashier, Bagging, Stocking, Receiving, and Customer Service


Accomplishments & Awards:

Achieved Dean’s Honor List at Savannah College of Art and Design                                                                                                  Winter 2013, Spring 2014 - Spring 2015

Student Film Involvement:

"Zodiac Run"

• Harmony Animator: Key Animation and In-Between Animation

    - Official Selection of the 2015 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

    - Official Selection of the 2015 Big Mini Media Film Festival

    - Official Selection of the 2015 Fargo Fantastic Film Festival

    - Official Selection of the 2015 Orlando Film Festival

 

"Bygone"

• Harmony Animator: In-Between Animation, Cleanup, Ink and Color

    - “Best in Show” Winner, Animation/Experimental of the 2015 Speechless Film Festival

    - Official Selection of the 2015 Cleveland International Film Festival

 

"Sweet Revenge"

• Harmony Animator: Key Animation and In-Between Animation

    - First Place Animation Winner at the 2014 MovingMedia Student Film Festival

    - Official Selection of the 2015 NYC Independant Film Festival

    - Official Selection of the Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games 2015


Demo Reel/Portfolio:

www.willbanimating.com