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Jacob D. Taylor
Call/Text: (630) 995-0777 / Email: talemsplash@gmail.com

Animation Reel: https://vimeo.com/137717535

Objective
To obtain a challenging position in which I am able to contribute to computer animation, video editing, and visual design. I will achieve this by utilizing my strong educational background, work experience, and motivated personality. Previous coursework includes heavy use of Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and ToonBoom Harmony.

Education
DePaul University             Chicago, IL
M.A. Animation                 Expected Graduation: Winter 2018
B.S. Animation                  Graduated: June 2015

Experience and Technical Skills
Work Experience

  • IFANCA: Animation / Graphic Design Associate (2015-present)

Animation and Video Editing

  • Autodesk Maya: Experience in modeling, Character rigging and animation, lighting, UV mapping and texturing
  • Created animations in Adobe Animate CC, After Effects CC, and Toon Boom Harmony 14
  • Co-directed the short film Breaking into the Industry (available at https://vimeo.com/131048047)
  • Created several experimental sound-based animations
  • Edited and published hundreds of gaming/entertainment-related videos posted to YouTube (Available at http://www.youtube.com/talemsplash) and heavily experienced in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Computer Software Experience

  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Including but not limited to Photoshop, After Effects, Audition, Animate, Premiere, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and MAXON Cinema 4D
  • ToonBoom Harmony
  • Microsoft Office
  • Sony Vegas Pro

Social Media

  • Built a name presence through YouTube and Twitter focused on entertainment involving various video games
  • Managed the Twitter account for the Japanese Media Appreciation Club at DePaul University for a year
  • Managed social media temporarily for the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America on both Facebook and Twitter

Leadership Experience

  • Organized and led video game marathons for charity, in which thousands of dollars were raised. Connected with TSG.tv’s Charity Video Game Marathon Community
  • Traveled abroad to Tokyo, Japan to meet with various animation and game companies and learn about their design processes first-hand
  • Former Vice President of the Japanese Media Appreciation Club at DePaul University