Hello!

I'm Steff and I am an animator/illustrator from Boston, Massachusetts. Ever since I was little I have always had an interest in animation and the illusion of life it creates. The main focus of my work is character animation and storytelling. I love to create different beings and provide them with a thoughtful and imaginative world. 

 

 

Résumé

Technical Skills

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Dragonframe
  • Final Cut
  • Maya Basics
  • Cinema 4D Basics
  • Paint Tool Sai
  • Clip Studio Paint

 

Employment History

 

  • Jayson Angove / Lead Animator / September-2017

I was the lead animator for Jayson Angoves music video, Bury You. Its about a teen who has an undying crush on a boy popstar and as the song goes on, the story gets dark along with the lyrics. I created the storyboard, character designs, and animation. 

  • Good-Hello/ Freelance Animator and Character Designer/ July-2017

Had the opportunity to create a 3 minute short for a website called Amaze. The site deals with daily problems that teens and young adults face. The short I created was based on the theme 'Rejection'. Along with the guidance of the folks from studio Good-Hello, I created an animation explaining rejection and how to handle it. As well as the storyboard and character designs.

  • Food Network / Illustrator / June-2017

I have created dozens of food illustrations to be used on multiple pilots that have not been released yet.

  • Food Network - Cake Wars & Halloween Wars / Illustrator / May-2017

I was responsible for creating dozens of illustrations to be used on some of Food Networks top shows, Cake Wars and Halloween Wars. I created the before image that showed the ideal cake before revealing what the contestants created. 

  • Markiplier 'You're Welcome Tour' / Lead Animator / May-2017

I was asked to make an animated opening for Markiplier's traveling comedy show. The animation was played in multiple venues across North America to an audience of 6,000+ people.

  • Cinemassacre / Freelance Animator / March-2017

I was commissioned to make a 1 minute animated short for Mike and James channel. The animation was made with already existing sound and I had to piece together a story from it. I created all of the character designs, storyboards, and animation. 

  • CrankGamePlays / Freelance Animator / February-2017

I was commissioned to make a 1 minute animated short for Ethan's channel. The animation was made with already existing sound and I had to piece together a story from it. I created all of the character designs, storyboards, and animation. 

  • ToonGrin / Lead Animator / February-2017

Created a 1 minute ad to be used on their website, promoting their business.

  • CoryxKenshin / Freelance Animator / January-2017

I was commissioned to make a 1 minute animated short for Cory's channel. The animation was made with already existing sound and I had to piece together a story from it. I created all of the character designs, storyboards, and animation. 

  • TheZRhino / Freelance Animator / October-2016

I was commissioned to make a 1 minute animated short for Ryan's channell. The animation was made with already existing sound and I had to piece together a story from it. I created all of the character designs, storyboards, and animation. 

    • Scare to Care / Character design, Freelance Animator /  July-2016

    Created the black cat mascot to be used in this years Scare to Care charity livestream event. I also made a animated loop to be used as an alert on Scare to Care's stream. 

    • Game Grumps /  Freelance Animator/ July-2016

    I was commissioned to make a 1 minute animated short for the Grumps channel. The animation was made with already existing sound and I had to piece together a story from it. I created all of the character designs, storyboards, and animation. 

    • JackSepticEye /  Freelance Animator / 2015.2016.2017

    I've been commissioned to create multiple animated shorts for Jack's channel. The animation was made with already existing sound and I had to piece together a story from it. I created all of the character designs, storyboards, and animation.  I’ve made numerous shorts based off of such videos game like; Undertale, Reigns, Papers Please, and Night in the Woods.

    • Markiplier /  Freelance Animator / 2015.2016

    I was commissioned to make multiple 2 minute animated shorts for Mark's channel. The animation was made with already existing sound and I had to piece together a story from it. I created all of the character designs, storyboards, and animation. I’ve made numerous shorts based off of such videos game like; Five Night at Freddys, Fatal Frame 2, and Yandere Simulator.

    • North Eastern University / Illustrator /  2015-2016

    I produced numerous illustrations and small animations to be used as an interactive classroom exercise. I had to use Photoshop to give them a hand drawn feel while keep them professional..

    • Clambake /  Freelance Animator, Lead Storyboard Artist / 2015. 2016

    The first job consisted of myself and a partner that were in charge of making a storyboard about how a certain piece of machinery was made for a company. The second job I was lead storyboard artist for a pilot cartoon.

    • Cartoon Corner / Lead Animator / January -2016

    I created a short animation to be used as an intro for their Youtube. I was in charge of character designs, storyboard, and all of the animation.

    • Pyxis /  Illustrator / November-2015

    Created multiple logo designs for the client. 

    • Dion McGregor / Lead animator/  June-2015

    I was in charge of making two animated shorts for a documentary that followed the irregular sleep patterns of Dion McGregor.

    • Raining Soup /Character Animator/  2013-2015

    I was the head animator of a 2D animation project that involves a comedic story about the planets and their careers. My job consists of creating facial expressions and lip syncing while doing small clean-ups in After Effects. 

    • Blue Spark Collaborative / Freelance Animator/ Jan-2015

    Helped animate scenes for a documentary for Hennessy, that consisted of graphics designs and helped touched up/edit photos. 

    • Hero 4 Hire / Freelance Animator/ Oct to Dec 2014

    Worked on various projects and programs from rigging/animation in Cinema 4D to motion graphics, 2D animation, and editing. My worked consisted mostly of educational videos to be used by schools.

     

    Education

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2010 - 2014

       - Bachelors in Animation

     

    Internships

    • Half A Deer (Black Math) 2012

    I was in charge of editing/tracking footage in After Effects, and created logos/illustrations in Illustrator.

    • Teachers Assistant 2014 

    Helped students understand the basics of various editing programs such as Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and Premiere.