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Microsoft Office Graphic Designer

Springfield, Virginia, United States
February 04, 2018

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Animation Software Character Concept & Development Storyboarding & Script Writing Award-winning character animator with creative experience leading and completing projects on time. Proficient in 3D, Adobe Animate (Flash), Toon Boom – Harmony and After Effects animation. Extensive knowledge of Autodesk Maya and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Premier, Bridge, Acrobat Professional), Rendering, Lighting, Texturing and Lip Sync. Experienced problem solver, capable of effectively switching between either large-scale or detail-oriented approaches to achieve success. Articulate communicator, cultivating excellent long-term relationships with clients.

Technical Animation Skills

Digital Design

Adobe Creative Suite

Character Concept

Animation Software

Character Development

Character Animation


Script Writing

3D Modeling


Social Media


BRUM PRODUCTIONS, Henderson, KY December 2017

Animator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Created a short 2D cartoon puppet animation sample, providing character movement and a change in emotion, using the Toon Boom – Harmony animation software. B’ARTFUL STUDIO AND THE LITERACY ART AND MIND FOUNDATION, McLean, VA November 2017 Animator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Commissioned by the B’Artful Studio and the Literacy Art and Mind Foundation to create two new 3-D animations for Featuring and Showcasing during the Fall Seasonal Art Show November 5, 2017. Autodesk Maya animation software was used.

THE CREATIVE GROUP, Washington, DC July 2017

Animator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Requested by The Creative Group of Washington to create two 2-D animated shorts, with movement and emotions for client presentation. The shorts were created using Adobe Animate (Flash) and After Effects. DJC ART & ANIMATION, Springfield, VA Feb 2017 - May 2017 Animator (Special Project)

Created two 3-D animated shorts, with Rendering and Lighting, to a provided 11 second audio dialogue file. The shorts were created using Autodesk Maya, and Adobe After Effects. SPECTRUMCAREERS, Vienna, VA Dec 2016

Animator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Requested by SpectrumCareers to create two new 2-D animation samples. The animations were Adobe Animate creations with Adobe Illustrator used to craft the characters. DAVID J. COX (703) ***-**** NEVAEH INTERIOR DESIGNS, Woodbridge, VA Oct 2016 – Nov 2016 Animator/Graphic Designer (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Logo creation and Business Card art design for NEVAEH.

Developed, designed, produced and delivered a creative, artistic visual product for NEVAEH’s mission, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop applications. TIM FRUIT PROJECT, Centreville, VA June 2016 – Sep 2016 Animator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

In collaboration with three other animators, created a 3-D animated short film based on an alien character. Developed the character, including weight, personality, mood, and believability, using Autodesk Maya and Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop). UNISEX HAIRSTYLING AND BARBERING, Springfield, VA Dec 2015; Jun 2016 Animator/Illustrator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Developed print illustration for “haircutbully” instagram account (Jun 2016).

Created hand stamp for marketing purposes, transforming “haircutbully” illustration to black and white outline image using Adobe Illustrator (Dec 2015).


Animator/Illustrator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Designed and developed digital portrait of rapper Sol’ Le using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. CHRIS WILLIAMS PROJECT, Burke, VA Feb 2015

Animator/Illustrator (Freelance – DJC Art & Animation)

Created compact disk (CD) cover for new rap artists Footprint on the Moon, using Adobe Illustrator. THE ART INSTITUTE, Dulles, VA Dec 2013 – Dec 2014


Spearheaded animation team, serving as Lead Animator for three 3-D animated shorts with three different teams of animators.

Used Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Animate Flash, and After Effects to create shorts ranging in length from 80 to 180 seconds.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts and Animation, with Honors, Art Institute of Washington, Dulles, VA, Dec 2015

Awards and Honors

Monthly Character Animation Contest Top 16% (33 of 190) 11 Second Club ( Mar 2017; Top 11% (33 of 290), Apr 2016, audio dialogue provided by Samuel L. Jackson, Actor Cowardly Jedi Animation Shot Breakdown Process, Auditions and Lost in Space character animations, Boutique 23 website, Animation Showcase, May, July, Aug 2016 ( DAVID J. COX (703) ***-**** Technical Skills

Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Bridge, InDesign, Acrobat Professional), Adobe Animate (Flash), Toon Boom Harmony, Pixar’s RenderMan, Handbrake, Flipbook, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Wacom Cintiq Tablet, Mac OS Platform, Windows PC Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

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