Eric Cerda

Animator

San Francisco, USA | 803-292-1258 | eric.cerda@gmail.com  

www.ericcerda.com | IMDB Eric Cerda | PDF resume available here

Professional Summary

  • Passionate, multi-disciplined 2D/ 3D Animator with 14+ years of experience in Television, Film, and Games Animation, in lead and individual contributor roles.

  • Well-developed skill set grounded in drawing, traditional animation principles, honest acting and performance, believable weight and mechanics.

  • Expertise in collaborating with directors, leads, engineers and other key team members to build pipelines and establish production processes.

  • Comfortable leading, training and mentoring animators and artists.

  • Strong time management skills with a consistent track record of successful task completion without compromising artistic integrity.

Experience

3D Animator | Anamon Studios

February 2019 - Present

  • Created character animation in Maya for 2019 short animated film, Let’s Eat.

Full-Time Student | The Animation Collaborative

January 2018 – December 2018                                              

  • Attended Tips/Tricks in Maya, Intermediate, Intro to Acting, and Advanced Acting classes

Lead Animator | Jam City

February 2016 – January 2018                                                                                             

  • Developed and documented animation style as well as creating various character and special effects animations in Spine and Unity for iOS video game, Snoopy Pop.

  • Collaborated with the creative and engineering teams to help build and revamp pipeline and production processes for Snoopy Pop, and the studio at large.

  • Proactive in identifying and addressing winning solutions and issues in production, the animation and art department, and the studio.

  • Influenced and managed a fair and timely animation schedule without sacrificing artistic integrity or missing important deadlines.

  • Worked with and managed external vendors to produce quality animation assets.

  • Mentored animators and artists.

Lead Freelance Animator | Fun Plus

 November 2015 – January 2016                                                                       

  • Created 2D UI asset and effects animations in Adobe Flash and Unity for unreleased iOS game.

Freelance Animator | DreamWorks Animation

September 2015 – December 2015                                                 

Freelance Animator | DUCK Studios

July 2015 – August 2015                                                                        

  • Created 2D animations in Adobe Flash for two commercial spots directed by Eric Goldberg, for EPCOT Food and Wine Festival.

Freelance Animator | Pocket Gems

April 2015 – June 2015                                                                        

Mean Girls: Senior Year and Demi Lovato: Path To Fame properties in Episode iOS mobile game — Spine — 2015 release.

  • Animated a variety of action, idle and acting clips for main characters and extras.

  • Gave significant critique in story reviews with regards to camera, shot sequence, character actions and story revisions.

Freelance Animator | Little Details

November 2014 – April 2015­                                                                           

Patchmania iOS mobile game — Flash — March 2015 release.

  • Lead the animation effort for the iTunes App Store and YouTube game trailer.

  • Created delightful new character animations for wily rabbits and antagonist Farmer.

Lead Animator/ Manager | Disney Interactive

April 2010 – October 2014                                                  

  • Created 2D and 3D animations and documentation for multiple games, including launched games Disney Solitaire for Microsoft Surface, Disney Words of Wonder for iOS, and ESPN Sports Bar for Facebook.

  • Influenced and managed a fair and timely animation schedule without sacrificing artistic integrity or missing important deadlines.

  • Trained and mentored animators and artists via leading by example, holding small lectures and demos, group skill sharpening sessions, and in person reviews.

  • Created storyboards and animatics and even animation for a YouTube commercial featuring Watson the Owl of Disney’s Words of Wonder game, for a Halloween promo.

  • Collaborated with the creative and engineering teams to help build and revamp pipeline and production processes for all games I was a part of.

Freelance Flash Animator | Soup 2 Nuts

November 2009 – March 2010                          

  • Created character animation for two times Emmy Award winning PBS kids television show, Word Girl —  Flash.

Freelance Flash Animator | Allied Pixel

February 2009 – December 2009                                                                 

  • Created character animation for Heroes of Character Interactive game for the National Liberty Museum — Flash — 2010.

Lead Animator | Radical Axis Animation Studios

January 2005 – November 2008                                               

  • As a Lead, I created animations, storyboards, animatics, and designs for television shows, commercials, and a feature film that include:

    • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters - 2007

    • Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Adult Swim

    • Squidbillies - Adult Swim

    • Freakshow - Comedy central

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design - BFA Animation 2004                                                                        

Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004, focused in 2D traditional and 3D character animation, special effects, video editing, film, storyboarding and character/ layout design.

Skills

Software:

Adobe Animate, Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe After Effects, Maya, Unity 2D/3D, Spine, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Clear written, verbal and visual communication Style and quality control

Leads by example Continual artistic growth