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Brandon Waltman

Freelance Animator & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 405-834-2469
2 Skills
Brandon Waltman
1007 E. Maple St, Los Angeles, CA 91106


To work in an animation studio as an animator, storyboard artist or character designer and ultimately write and direct animated films or produce animated television programs.


Major- Animation Aug 2006 - May 2010
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Diploma acquired

Norman North High School Aug 2002 - May 2006 Diploma acquired

Employment History

Production Assistant June 2008 - August 2008
“The Downwinders” independent film, Norman OK
• Lighting/grip
• Worked in costume department
• Acted as an extra
• Carried equipment, lunch pick up, answered to director and producer

Illustrator Dec 2006 - August 2007
“Sinclair and his Excellent Plaid Paws” By Fred Shook
• Interpreted written story into images
• Kept up correspondence with author

Host/Food runner July 2009 - June 2010
Baja 600, Kansas City, MO
• Interacted with customers
• Ran food to tables
• Various cleaning jobs
• Have knowledge of restaurant workings such as menu items, table numbers, etc.

Animator/Illustrator July 2010
Justin, Wichita, KS
• Added hand drawn elements into a commercial spot for a community college
• Interacted with other animators to make everything unified

Flash animator July 2011
“Avatar’d”, Brownstone Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
• Built Flash objects and symbols from drawings.
• Animated to candid audio tracks.
• Animated pilot for VH1

Animator/Illustrator Oct 2010 - present
Whatnot Entertainment?! Los Angeles, CA
• Work closely with director
• Character design
• Clean up artist
• Color design
• Writer


Volunteer Work
• Safety Town Summers June 2005 - June 2008
o Managed groups of kids learning road safety as a pedestrian and a driver
• Thank You Walt Disney Group May 2009
o Painted the outside of Walt Disney’s original studio in Kansas City, MO with a group aiming to restore the building


• 2006 Video fest winner. Best sports package
• Short film (“Transient”) viewed at 2008 KCAI Animation Festival
• Short film (“Typhon’s Wake”) viewed at 2010 KCAI Animation Festival

Skills Profile

• Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
• Strong Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, and Adobe After Effects skills
• Strong traditional animation skills
• Strong illustration skills
• Communication skills: oral and written forms
• Organizational skills