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Lynda Ward

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Animator

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Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Phone: +27734733713
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lyndaward
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LYNDA WARD CV

PROFILE
I originally trained as a fine artist studying painting, sculpture, drawing, art history, and perceptual studies. I trained in traditional cell animation as assistant animator at Tass Hesom Animations. During this time I also worked in educational publishing as a book designer, illustrator and production manager. I moved into working digitally at Digital Arts in 2000 and am now a highly experienced 2d and 3D animator and digital artist.

EDUCATION
1979 - 19811981 National Diploma Fine Art, Witwatersrand Technikon, Johannesburg

CAREER HISTORY
2001 – present
Monster Studios at Refinery Post – Animator/Illustrator
2d and 3d animation and illustration for commercials, short films, animatics and AV's.
3D modelling
Character design, storyboards, illustrations and pre-vizualization.

2000-2001
Digital Arts – Animator/Illustrator
Tic Tac Toon 2d artist.
Character design and illustration

1986-2000
Book designer/illustrator Sached Books
Publishing production manager Maskew Miller Longman
freelance illustrator, book designer and 2d animator
2d cell animation.
Design, production management and illustration of books.
Clients included: Jacana, Maskew Miller Longman, Heinemann, Penguin, Tass Hesom Animation, Johannesburg National Art Gallery.

1982-1985
Freelance animation services London
Clients included Bob Godfrey Animation, Wyatt Cattaneo, Animation City, Dragon Animation, Moo Movies

SOFTWARE
Maya
Toonboom
TV Paint
Flash
Painter
Photoshop
XSI

ANIMATION
Umemmo – 2d short for Tales of the World. Winner of Hiaff Special Jury Award
Takalani Sesame – 2d TV Series
Devolutionaries – 2d intro sequence for Luma Studios
Cuppycakes – Private 2d project. Chosen as an exhibit for The Sugarcraft Exhibition in Chicago, New York and Ohio 2008
Bratz – interactive 3d dvd's
Ruby and the Rescuers – 3d pilot for children's TV series
Various 2d commercials include CNA, Licorice Allsorts, Simba Chips, Tiger Wheel and Tyre, Kelloggs, FNB
Various 3d commercials include Biddy Margarine, Hippo Insurance, Cartrack
Animatics – include Coke, Mastercard, Omo, Castle Milk Stout, Vaseline Intensive Care, Sunlight