Craig Clark

Freelance Animator & Album Designer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills


Fluent in UNIX, Softimage, Maya, Parallax, Elastic Reality, Eddie, Composer, Photoshop, After FX, Lightwave, Flash, Illustrator, Mocha, Rotation, Fusion, Shake, Combustion, Final Cut, and Renderman.


Cheeky Pictures, Los Angeles, CA 2004 - Present
Director, Manager, Producer, Writer, Animator (Multiple Projects listed)
- THE KUSTOMONSTERS AND FRIENDS creator, writer, director and producer of the TV series for AMGTV! Presently airing Saturday nights nationwide since April 2011.
- Solo animated theatrical Flash animated short ASTROTHRILL premieres at the San Diego Comicon Independent Film Festival in 2005.
- Client extremely pleased with the title design and animated sequences for the feature film
- The four minute animated PSA for Hoipolloi Productions called GREY MATTER progresses from online cartoon to DVD product.
- Three minute viral animation for Didi Pop called COOL ALPHABET SONG achieves 2 million views online. Two more live-action Didi Pop videos are produced for the web!
- All Cheeky Productions were on schedule and on budget through effective management
- Directed the development efforts from concept to final product release and provided or maintained the product’s "creative vision.”
- Identified and resolved conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
- Tracked projects against schedule, budget and milestone objectives.
- Conducted risk assessment and mitigation plan development on GREY MATTER and
- A TAXI ODDYSEY productions.
- Collaborated with Technology, Art, and Design directors and Marketing managers to ensure the product receives proper and adequate scrutiny and support in those disciplines throughout the project life cycle for all of the Cheeky Pictures projects.
Grab Games, Social Games 2010 to 2012
- Succesfully designed Flash graphics and animation for the Facebook games; Modern Mom, Gold Miner World, Survivor, Belles Beauty Boutique and many others.

Tealab, Woodland Hills, CA 2009
Flash Animator
- Successfully animated and designed all characters/backgrounds in Flash for the feature film online game SHORTS for the Warner Bros Home Video website.
- Provided key voiceover on short notice for an internal corporate educational video for Twentieth Century Fox Home Video and Fox Online.

Dixie Dyn LLC, Burbank, CA 2009
Flash Animator
- Animated characters and revised several scenes in Flash for the feature film DIXIE DYNAMITE to insure budget and schedule objectives.

Snoot Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA 2009
Digital Artist
- Extremely accurate and swift Digital Roto and Paint using the tools Fusion, Rotation, Mocha and Combustion for the live- action feature film BUNRAKU for Lionsgate Pictures.
- Learned and mastered four new digital tools on the job- Fusion, Rotation, Mocha and Combustion, and delivered elements to the compositing department in a timely manner.

Zula International, Encino, CA 2008
Comic Book Artist
- Swift and expert Completion all of the art in Flash for two 32 page ZULA PATROL comic books.
- Completed the tasks on time and on budget to meet tight publishing schedule.

Cartoon Logic, Woodland Hills, CA 2008
- Expertly Animated characters in Flash for the DVD SING AND READ
- Completed all animation on time and on budget to meet tight publishing schedule.

Fantasy Prone, Los Angeles, CA 2008
- Extremely efficient and entertaining animation of characters in Flash for the TV show SPACEBALLS: THE ANIMATED SEIRES
- Completed all animation on time and on budget to meet airdate schedule.

Animax Entertainment, Culver City, CA 2007 - 2008
Artist, Animator, Storyboard Artist
- Wrote, Directed and designed a Flash animation viral short for TYGIRLZ.COM
- Supervised a crew of two for the TyGirlz cartoon which received over 140k views.
- Designed Flash assets and animation for TYGIRLZ.COM, and BEANIES.COM
- Successfully animated characters in Flash for the TV show SLACKER CATS
- Efficiently Storyboarded and animated for the online show THE OFF MIKE’S
- Expertly designed storyboards for the TV show BUFU setting the look for the show.

Wit Animation, Venice, CA 2006
Flash Animator
- Successfully integrated Flash animation for a 2D/3D FLINSTONES FRUITY PEBBLES TV Commercial
- Completed all animation on time and on budget to meet airdate schedule.
One Red Room, Toluca Lake, CA 2005
Animation Layout
- Designed key Flash animation layouts for the TV show CHICO AND GUAPO
- Completed layout tasks on time and on budget to expedite tasks for a crew of 15 animators

Renegade Animation, Glendale, CA 2004
- Designed key Flash assets for the TV show PUFFY AMI YUMI
- Completed all design tasks on time and on budget to expedite work flow for a crew of 12 animators

Porchlight Entertainment, Burbank, CA 2004
Storyboard artist
- Designed storyboards for educational DVD LEAP FROG using traditional and digital tools

Camp Chaos, Burbank, CA 2004
Character Designer
- Successfully designed characters in Flash for the TV show, VHI ILLUSTRATED
- Completed all design tasks on time and on budget on the west coast to expedite work flow for a crew east coast animators .
Bill Melendez Productions, Sherman Oaks, CA 2003
Character Layout
- Designed character layout and animation for my fifth Peanuts TV special, I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLEY BROWN
- Previously served as an animator on the following Peanuts TV specials, NASA SPACE STATION, THE GREAT INVENTORS, THE MUSIC AND HEREOS OF AMERICA, THE MAYFLOWER VOYAGERS

Revolution Studios, Santa Monica, CA 2002
Storyboard Artist/ Designer
- Effectively designed Flash animation elements and storyboard for the 1st Flash feature film LIL ****

Talking Laser Company, Marina Del Rey, CA 2001 – 2002
- Designed animation for the LOS ANGELES LAKERS for use at the Staples Center using After FX
- Designed Laser Animation for the award winning KATE THE LASER GHOST attraction

Film Roman, North Hollywood, CA 1999 – 2000
Prop Design Supervisor
- Supervised a crew of 3 and designed props for the TV shows, THE OBLONGS and
- Prepared prop models using Photoshop and Illustrator to expedite the work flow
- Completed all design tasks on time and on budget to insure the schedule for off shore animators

Centropolis FX, Santa Monica, CA 1998
Technical Director
- Succesfully completed lighting, animation and rendering duties for the feature film GODZILLA
- Prepared and rendered digital elements using the tools Softimage, Mental Ray and Renderman and delivered said elements to the compositing department in a very timely manner.

California State University, Long Beach - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art
Richard Williams Animation Master Class – featuring Oscar winning Richard Wiliams
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Hollywood, -Maya Modeling, Lighting, VFX, Flash
UCLA Extension - Lightwave 3D, Feature Screenwriting, TV Comedy Writing, Indy Music Business
Duck Soup Productions, Animation mentoring with Duane Crowther, Amby Palawoda, & Corny Cole
Skills (2) Rating
Album Design