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Jacob Taylor

Animation Reel:


  • DePaul University - Chicago, IL
    • MA Animation: Expected Graduation November 2018
    • BS Animation: Graduated June 2015

Work Experience

  • Animation Show of Shows at Acme Filmworks - Los Angeles, CA
    • Intern (Summer 2018)
      • Assisted in the planning stages for The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows
  • Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) - Chicago, IL
    • Animation / Graphic Design Associate (2015-present) 
      • Co-directed and edited Halal on Campus, an documentary video on halal food at campus dining halls
      • Edited a promotional video for the 19th International Halal Food Conference
      • Developed numerous motion graphic videos and short animations for IFANCA’s social media page
      • Ran IFANCA’s social media networks in 2017


  • Co-directed the short animated film Fluke / Lovemarine at DePaul University
  • Co-directed the short animated film Breaking into the Industry at DePaul University
  • Animated for Chris Kalis in his Project Bluelight (in progress, real name of project currently confidential) at DePaul University
  • Conceptualized and edited together analytical video essays and reviews on personal YouTube channel
    • Recorded and edited the video essay Abzû and Journey are Not the Same


  • Vice President of DePaul University’s Japanese Media Appreciation Club (2014-2015)
    • Created and presented audio-visual presentations each week to the club and school community
    • Organized and conducted executive board meetings
    • Collaborated with board members and DePaul to fund and host an annual Visiting Voice Actor information panel
  • Raised over $2000 organizing online gaming marathons for charity as a community ambassador of


  • TVPaint Animation
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, with extensive experience in:
    • Photoshop CC
    • Premiere Pro CC
    • After Effects CC
    • Animate CC
  • Autodesk Maya and MAXON Cinema 4D
  • Microsoft Office