Sarah Carmichael Animator

 

 

Software

• Toon Boom Harmony - 7 years
• Adobe Photoshop  - 8 years
• Adobe After Effects - 7 years
• Adobe Animate  -6 years
• Adobe Illustrator - 6 years
• Adobe Premiere  - 7 years 

• Autodesk Maya - 4 years
• DuIK Bassel - 4 years
• Body Movin - 2 years
• Lottie - 2 years

•2D Animation •  Clean Up Animation • Motion Graphics  •Rigging • Illustration • Creature Animation • Previsualization • Quick Learner • Critique Driven • Team Player • Eye for Detail • Gamer • Horror lover •Theme Park Aficionado • Animal lover • 

Spanish Speaker

Skills

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

Apartment D                    

     Character Rigger and Animator

        

 

 

July 2021 - Present

  • Character Rigger and Animator on Unannounced Project

  • Rigged and tested various bipedal and quadrupedal characters

  • Animated various humans, animals, and props to music

Mighty Animation Studio                  

     2D Cutout Animator 

        

 

 

July 2021 - Present

  • Animator on Unannounced Project

Spindlehorse Toons                    

     Cleanup Artist

        

 

 

January 2021 - Present

  • Responsible for taking animator’s rough animation, cleaning it up, and ensuring it’s on model

  • Reanimated assets that changed during production

  • Animated fine details such as clothing patterns and freckles during the cleanup process

  • Rendered, organized, and packaged files for compositing

  •  Collaborated with a remote team of artists across several time zones and countries

Helluva Boss

Optym                    

     Motion Graphics Artist

        

 

 

June 2017 - July 2021

  • Created appealing Motion Graphics, UI Animation, Character Animation, Logo Animation, and Illustration to enhance Optym's diverse software catalog

  • Lead the previsualization of countless videos, creating storyboards, animatics, and leading brainstorming sessions to help bring our scripts and engineer's visions to life

  • Streamlined the marketing department’s character animation potential by creating detailed, easy to use rigs within After Effects

  • Assisted in companywide rebranding, focusing mainly on animated assets and illustrations

  • Marketing team was the recipient of several regional Gold and Silver Addy Awards

Freelance                   

    Generalist

        

 

 

October 2019 - Present

  • Used After Effects to animate client logos for use in online videos

  • Illustrated custom signage used inside a local business

  •  Designed new logo design for local company, to be used on store signage, website, and other collateral

  • Created various works featuring clients’ personal characters in many different styles

UF Digital Worlds Institute                    

     2D Animator

        

 

 

January 2016-May 2017

  •  Used Toon Boom Harmony to animate character puppets for an interactive educational video

  •  Animated Spanish and English graphics and subtitles for Early Learning Florida educational courses

  •  Performed compositing, green screen keying, sound, and video editing in preparation for final render

  • Tasked with keeping project files strictly organized so they could be worked on by multiple team members

  • Proofread Spanish scripts along with other Spanish speaking team mates to ensure translations were correct

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Animation, with a focus in 2D Animation

  • Cum Laude

  • Received Academic and Artistic Honors Scholarship throughout enrollment.

September 2011 - May 2015