Shaun Kessler
Shaun Kessler
Born into Vector, Living in 3D
Drexel Hill, United States of America

About

Originally a Vector Artist and Flash Animator for titles such as TY Girlz, BUFU, and Creature Park; I decided to convert over to 3D when the job market shifted. While my past experience is mostly Vector-Based games & Television, my attempt now is to pursue the same within the 3D realm.

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Skills

Character AnimationVector Illustration3D Animation2D Animation3D ModelingDigital Sculpting

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
3ds Max
3ds Max
ZBrush
ZBrush
Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere
Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver
Flash
Flash
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag

Reel

Experience

  • Contract Artist at Self Employed
    Drexel Hill, PA, United States of America
    January 2010 - Present

    Provided Vector Illustration & Character Animation to select clients

    Switched from 2D to 3D Character Animation and Sculpting

  • Contract Artist at W!ldbrain Animation
    West Hollywood, CA, United States of America
    October 2009 - November 2009

    Cleaned up existing designs

    Took characters from bitmap designs and into vector to be animated.

    Provided various iterations of each design for the client

    Projects: Polly Pocket

  • Vector Artist at Ingeeni Studios
    Cambridge, MA, United States of America
    January 2008 - January 2009

    Animated characters and all assets.

    Illustrated and designed characters, items, and UI for virtual worlds.

    Implemented assets into game via XML.

    Projects: Happy Hippos, Creature Park, Smurfs

  • Vector Artist at Animax Entertainment
    Culver City, United States of America
    January 2007 - December 2007

    Designed and shaded key asset props in flash for online game.

    Stuck to a rigid deadline schedule with the studio while working remotely.

    Built Character Libraries for television series currently in production.

    Took characters from design to finished build: fully colored, inked, setup, and ready to be animated.

    Projects: BUFU, TY Girlz

  • Intern at Curious Pictures
    New York, NY, United States of America
    August 2005 - December 2005

    Assisted Storyboarding & Design Departments

    Completed duties such as copying, Storyboard ID-ing, Paste-ups, and assembling Episode Design Packets.

    Assembled paste-up's and made sure that all pages were labeled properly and also that all needed elements were in each packet.

    Made sure that storyboards had the proper ID's for all elements.

    Attended both weekly storyboarding and design meetings as well as script meetings.

    Project: Codename: Kids Next Door