Beth Hicks

Freelance 3D Animator & Photo Editor

Location:Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2 Skills
LinkedIn Profile:

I am a strong character animation professional looking for a position where I can utilize my skillset to create awesome animations! I am very strong with Max and Maya, including hand to hand battle sequences/hand key animation as well as understanding the importance of proper pipelining. I also have experience in Quality Assurance. I have experience teaching both Animation and Game Design programs.

WEAPONS OF CHOICE: Maya, Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Composite


Education B.S. in Media Arts and Animation, Dec. 2005 The Art Institute of Las Vegas

Henderson, NV


Jason Zirpolo, Sr. Animator, Blizzard Ent.
Casey Dockendorf, Asst. Art Director, EA Mobile
Ken Cioe, Former Artist at Fox Studios

References available upon request.


Character Animation

Character Modeling and Texturing

Game Design and Production Pipeline

Traditional and 3D animation.

Digital Photography

Basic Graphic Design

Intermediate Korean

QA testing*

*In addition to my experience at VMC through Volt Workforce Solutions, Blizzard Ent. has chosen me to Beta test Mists of Pandaria, and Hearthstone, as well as Alpha and Beta test Heroes of the Storm and Warlords of Draenor.


Adjunct Instructor at ITT Tech Las Vegas, NV

2011 - 2013

Taught classes in 3D Modeling, Animation and Game Design

Game Tester at VMC via Volt Workforce Solutions
Redmond, WA

2010 – 2011

Tested Xbox 360 games and hardware. Boot tests, interoperability tests, diversity tests, functional and compatability.

English Teacher at Herald School English Academy Songtan, S. Korea

2006 – 2009

Helped students from 4 years old to Adult learn English through interaction and humor.

Junior Animator at Sigma Game Inc. Henderson, NV


Assisted the Senior Animator in creating animations for slot machines that were widely distributed.

Student Worker – Service Bureau at The Art Institute of Las Vegas Henderson, NV

2002 – 2003

Assisted with basic graphic design projects, edited video projects, printed student projects, general service for students and staff.
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
Photo Editing