Sarah Carmichael Animator

 

 

Software

Toon Boom Harmony • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe After Effects • Adobe Flash • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Premiere • Autodesk Maya

2D/3D Character Animation • Motion Graphics • Illustration • Previsualization • Critique Driven • Team Player • Eye for Detail •  Fluent Spanish Speaker

Skills

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

Optym                    

     Motion Graphics Artist

        

 

 

June 2017 - Present

  • Responsible for creating appealing motion graphics, software animation, and character animation

  • Assisted in Previsualization of videos by creating storyboards and animatics

  • Created Illustrations used throughout the company’s videos and software

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

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

UF Digital Worlds Institute                    

     2D Animator

        

 

 

January 2016-May 2017

  • Used Toon Boom Harmony to animate character puppets

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

  • Performed compositing, edited sound and video in preparation for final renders

Spindlehorse Toons                    

     Cleanup Artist

        

 

 

January 2021 - Present

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

  • Assisted in animating assets that changed during production 

  • Animated minor details on various characters such as freckles and highlights

Key Projects

 

 

  • Cleanup Artist

  • Responsible for inking and coloring all animated assets within assigned shots

  • Prepared and rendered shots for final compositing

Helluva Boss 

 

Convergence 2017

 

  • Created storyboard and animatic for conference opening video

  • Lead animator on logo animation

  • Assisted in animating 2D assets throughout all conference videos

  • Convergence campaign was the recipient of a Silver Addy

SkyCAST Marketing Video

 

  • Lead Rigger and Character Animator on project

  • Responsible for creation of storyboard, animatic, and production pipeline

  • Produced various props and environments

  • Assistant Animator on Mandala closing animation

  • Educational course for teachers in the state of Florida

  • Responsible for animation of text and graphics as well as editing and compositing

Early Learning Florida

 

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Animation

  • Cum Laude

  • Received Academic and Artistic Honors Scholarship throughout enrollment.

September 2011 - May 2015