Resume

About Me:
Hello! I'm an animator with 7+ years of experience using Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, and Adobe products. My passion is working closely with different teams, styles, and mediums to tell great animated stories. That passion has motivated me to collaborate, animate, and create assets on multiple productions for Warner Bros. Discovery, Rooster Teeth Productions, and Webtoon.

Skills:

2D Character / FX Animation, 2D Modeling / Rigging, Character Design, Storyboarding, Shot Layout, Compositing, Graphic Design


Software Experience:
Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Adobe Animate, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Clip Studio Paint, Procreate, Shotgun/Shotgrid, Slack, Discord, Google Suite, Windows and MacOS


Work Experience:

Warner Bros. Discovery: Rooster Teeth Productions                                                                                                                                                         February 2016 - current
2D Character and Effects Animator

    - Toon Boom Harmony animator on multiple VOD/AVOD series: RWBY Fairy Tales, Camp Camp (Seasons 1-4), Nomad of Nowhere, Death Battle, Sex Swing, and Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures.

    - Collaborated with Webtoon on "The Monster Under My Bed" and "The Ladder" shorts.

    - Handled retake animation, compositing, and QC duties with input from the director and the animation team

    - Animated 1000-1200 frames a week during peak production periods with input from the director and the animation team

    - Assisted with character/prop modeling and rigging under guidance of the Lead Technical Artist

Storyboard Artist

    - Boarded and wrote gags for episodes of Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, Achievement Hunter Animated, and Face Jam Animated in collaboration with the directors.

    - Software used: Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

 

Ex Libris Bookstore                                                                                                                                                                                                                  December 2013 - January 2016

Computer Sales Associate and Customer Service
   - Job responsibilities: Fulfilling Online Orders, Sales, Stocking, Ordering, Customer Service

    - Apple Product Professional Certified
    - Teamwork Award 2014 Winner

    - Extra Mile Award 2015 Winner

Freelance Graphic Designer / Illustrator                                                                                                                                                                                                     2011 - current

- Worked with multiple clients on a variety of projects including logo design, packaging design, avatars, concepts, traditional and digital illustration

- Software used: Adobe Creative, Clip Studio Paint, Procreate

 

Harris Teeter: Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy                                                                                                                                              August 2002 - December 2012
Grocery/Stock Clerk
   - Job responsibilities: Loading and Unloading Trucks, Receiving, Ordering, Stocking, Cashiering, and Customer Service

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.


Accomplishments & Awards:

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

Short Film Involvement:

"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.

"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

IMDb Page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8211828/