2D/3D Character animator with solid understanding of human/animal anatomy, body movement, proportions, form and volume. I also do stop motion and modeling in Maya or Mudbox. Innovative, self-driven, with a positive learning mindset.


Flash Animator, June 2015 – Present
“Cartoon Network”, Burbank, CA

– Animated on various shows: “Mighty Magiswords”, Apple and Onion”, “We Bare Bears”,   “Ben 10”, “The Powerpuff Girls”
– Worked as an animator on multiple pilots and shorts

Freelance Animator, January – Present 2015
“TinyCo”, San Francisco, CA

– Working on Family Guy Game

Flash Animator, January – March 2015
“ShadowMachine”, North Hollywood, CA

– animated commercials and pilots

Contract Animator, October -December 2014
“TinyCo”, San Francisco, CA

– Character animation
– VFX animation
– Vector Illustration
– Game working on: Family Guy

Summer Intern at Soup2Nuts, Summer 2013
“Soup2Nuts”, Watertown, MA

– Collaborated with Hanna Bliss (2D Flash Animator and Storyboarder) to create storyboars
– Worked as animator with Alex Berry (2D Flash Animator)

Selected for a mentorship program at Tippett Studio, Spring 2013
“Tippett Studio”, Berkeley, CA

– Mentor – Nate Frdenburg ( Visual Effects | Art Director )

Student Volunteer, 2013

Adobe Software Teacher for children from 14-15 years old, Academic Year 2009-2008
Computer Academy “Chag”

– Created curriculum and innovative solutions for kids’ projects
– Expanded the student’s knowledge on computers and Adobe Software


Autodesk Maya 2013 (animation, modeling)
Adobe Flash Professional (hand drawn animation)
ToonBoom Studio 7.0 (hand drawn animation)
TVP Animation 9 Pro
Mudbox (modeling)
Adobe CS5 Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro


Bachelors in Animation, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
expected 2014

Associate degree in Graphic Design (concentration: Web Design)
Computer Academy STEP, Odessa Ukraine
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