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Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted:
August 18, 2018

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DAMON O’KEEFE

ANIMATION DIRECTOR

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ac6p2w@r.postjobfree.com

WWW.DAMONOKEEFE.COM

www.linkedin.com/in/damonok

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Having worked in both broadcast television and gaming for the last 25+ years, I bring a unique understanding to managing both 2D and 3D animation pipelines. I enjoy working in the fast-paced environment of both tech and television and using my strong leadership skills to help produce exceptional results with my animation team.

SKILLS

PROFESSIONAL

Creativity

Communication

Leadership

Ability to Work Under Pressure

Time Management

Conflict Resolution

Teamwork

Decision Making

TECHNICAL

Adobe Creative Suite

(Animate/ Flash, After Effects,

Photoshop, Illustrator)

Agile Methodologies, such as

Scrum

Animatic and Cinematic Editing

Asset and Crew Tracking

Resource management

Outsourcing

WORK EXPERIENCE

ANIMATION DIRECTOR

TinyCo/ Jam City San Francisco 2011 – 2018

During my seven year tenure, I was responsible for developing and building the 2D and 3D animation departments from the ground up at TinyCo/Jam City.

I oversaw and managed animation for multiple games and their respective animation leads. I handled recruitment and hiring of new animators, while mentoring the junior, intermediate and senior animation staff through critique and feedback.

● Managed a team over 25+ 2D and 3D animators

● Developed animation styles for new and existing games

● Directed and oversaw animation outsourcing

● Created animation for high profile IPs and Celebrity appearances

● Directed and managed over 1000+ animation assets for over 11 various game titles

● Worked closely with Product Managers, Engineers and Game Artists to determine animation content for games DAMON O’KEEFE

EDUCATION

BFA // CHARACTER ANIMATION

California Institute of the Arts, CA

1996-1998

EXTRAS

Thorough knowledge of comic

book pop culture and action

figures

Exhibits as a lowbrow pop artist

in galleries nationwide

Expert in men’s fashion and style

Lover of old school Hip-Hop

Has travelled to over 12+

countries

Self described “geek”

EXPERIENCE C ONTINUED

ANIMATION DIRECTOR. ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Kirby Krackle Records Seattle 2010

Concepted, designed, directed and animated a music video

“Zombie Apocalypse” for the band Kirby Krackle.

● Worked closely with the band’s musicians to represent their creative vision

● Managed a small team of animators and artists to create assets and animation

● Storyboarded and designed all characters and animation 2D CHARACTER ANIMATOR HIGHLIGHTS

Various Studios Los Angeles 1996 – Present

Worked on a wide range of projects for broadcast television, online and commercial endeavors

● 2011 Network: Nickelodeon Studio: Stone & Co.

“Family Brainsurge!”

● 2010 Network: Bravo Studio: Oddbot, Inc

“Shep and Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010”

● 2009 Network: Cartoon Network Studio: Renegade

“The Mr Men Show”

● 2008 Network: Playhouse Disney Studio: Oddbot, Inc

“Tasty Time with Ze Fronk” (TD & Layout)

● 2007 Network: Nickelodeon Studio: 6 Point Harness

“El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera”

● 2006 Network: adult swim Studio: Titmouse Inc

“Metalocalypse”

● 2005 Network & Studio: Warner Bros. Animation

“Coconut Fred Fruit Salad Island”

● 1997 Network: Cartoon Network Studio: Spümcø

“Ranger Smith Show” “George Liquor” (PA)

REFERENCES

JORDYN GRACEY

SR Product Manager

WB Games

www.linkedin.com/in

/jordyn-gracey-b3124343

DOUG GRAY

Sr 2D Animator

Jam City/ TinyCo

https://www.linkedin.com/in

/mrgray/

JAYME DEDONA

Backend Engineer

Gremlin Inc

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayme

-dedona-69350b37/



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