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Derrick Canyon

Freelance Animator & Digital Artist

Location:Orlando, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Derrick Canyon Resume

2d animator/ illustrator/ character designer/ storyboard artist


Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design,
Savannah, GA. 2005

Professional Skills:
Drawing Skills:
Traditional Animation, Backgrounds, Animation Layout, Character Design, Concept Development, Storyboarding, Digital painting, and can work with Cintiq and/or Freehand (Traditional). I use/have a personal Wacom Screen Cintiq for my animation and artwork.
Computer Skills:
Flash CS3-CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS3-CS5, Adobe Premiere. Microsoft programs and can work with PC and/ or Mac.
Video/Film Skills:
Sony Mini DVCAM, Actor, Voice Actor and Production Designer, and Acting for Animators

Knowledge of:
Adobe Illustrator, Pro Tools, Maya 5.0, Adobe After Effects,

Work Experience:
2013-2014 Character Animator/ Character Design At Floyd County Studios, Atlanta, GA
Created animation, designs, and concepts for Chozen
An FX flash animated TV show

2012 Part time (2 month contract) at Colorbok
Illustrator/ Package / Concept Designer
(Work from Home)
Create designs for Coloring Books, Stickers, Gift Cards, and Packages for Major Retail Stores. (Target, Wal-mart,etc)

2008-2012 Web Animation/ Illustration/ Backgrounds/ Sound Design
(Work from Home)
Create online Dolls (Games) for
Work includes animations, Dress up Dolls, Avatar item creation, and supervision of other Artist.

2007-2008 Online Sequential Artist / Character Designer
Create online comics for and All original characters designed for weekly online comic for client.

2007-2008 Caricature Artist at Walt Disney World
Orlando, Florida
Draw Caricatures of guest within theme parks

2006 –2007 Animator/ Artist, Radical Axis Studio (Freelance Contract)
Create 2D Animations, Illustrations, Backgrounds for worldwide cliental including Cartoon Network, Comedy Central and Radical Axis Studio. Projects included Squidbillies, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Freakshow, Ben 10, and Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

2005 – 2006 Salesclerk/ Crafter/ Frontdesk, Quiksigns Graphic Shop
Create logos, t-shirts, print works for local large and small business.

2002 – 2005 Equipment Monitor, Savannah College of Art and Design,
Data entry, responsible for distributing equipment to students,
Helped maintained Animation Dept. equipment inventory.

2001 – 2004 Office Assistant manager, MBH Settlement Group
Assisted office manager with filing, copying correspondence,
Data entry, answering phone calls; running errands and sorting

2011 Cover Illustrations for Published book “Silent Scream” by James Huskins
2010 1st place contest winner for Flanimate Group. (Flash Animation Group)
2006 1st place contest winner for
2004 - 2005 Production Designer, Actor and Illustrator for student film
“Happy Birthday!”
2003 – 2005 Classical Animation Society (CAS) club member
2003 – 2004 Actor in student film “The Intern”, “Racing without a Cause”
2003 – 2004 Caribbean Society Association (CSA) club member

References available upon request *
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Digital Art