Illustrator & Designer

Amanda Jane Sharpe


1.408.605.4803


amandajanesharpe@gmail.com


www.amandajanesharpe.com


 


 


SUMMARY:


Animation & Illustration Graduate with real experience in Film and Entertainment Design.


Proven skills in designing for 2D & 3D styles, Concept, Visual Development, and Illustration. Team member with leadership capabilities. Professional, creative, flexible.


 


 


EXPERIENCE:


 


WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING                                                                             Glendale, CA


May 2015 – May 2016


   Visual Effects Design Intern



  •      Responsible for Concept and Production Design for digital media


     within the Disney Parks and Resorts



  •      Created digital colorboards and referenced architectural drawing packages


     with the Color & Paint Studio



  •      Projects mainly involved creating Production Art,  Assets, Character Design, 


     Background Design, Motion Graphics


 


 


DISNEY IMAGINATIONS DESIGN COMPETITION


2015 Finalist



  • Collaborated with 3 Mechanical and Aerospace engineering students to develop a Disney transportation experience

  • Among the top 6 teams in the United States to be selected to present a project at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA

  • Responsible for Concept Design, Illustration, 3d Modeling, Story, Research


 


INTEL RAPID PROTOTYPING COMPETITION


Fall 2014 - Spring 2015


1st Place Winner & Scholarship Recipient


Concept Artist & Art Director



  • Designed an interactive toy - a robot girl named K8 - and a game app intended to engage children in STEM subjects

  • Collaborated within a programmer and an engineer to create a unique solution to a problem using an Intel Galileo

  • Presented milestones and iterations of prototype to Intel representatives

  • Directed a team of 3 artists/animators in creating colored animatic of example gameplay; responsible for Character Design, Story, 3D Modeling

  • https://youtu.be/_1axv7zhnX4


 


 “BEHIND MY BEHIND


June 2014 - August 2014 


Short Film Directed by David Chai


Visual Development Artist & Lead of Stop Motion Cleanup



  • Worked on a team of 40 students to complete a short film in 2 months

  • Shot Design, 2D Background Design, Stop-Motion Set Design, Ink and Paint

  • https://vimeo.com/105600136


 


THE GREEN NINJA PROJECT 


Fall 2013 - Spring 2015



  • Visual Development, Graphic Design, Stop-motion & Hand Puppet Fabrication

  • Conceptualized patterns from character model sheets to create puppets

  • Episode Credits: Freight Debate, The Baiting Game

  • Organization website :  http://greenninja.org/


 


EDVENTUREMORE                                                                                                    Palo Alto, CA


May 2013 – August 2014


   Summer Animation and Film Making Instructor



  •      Instructed students 5th-9th Grade in Animation and Film Making courses

  •      Demonstrated use of software and supervised individual film projects


 


EDUCATION:


 


BFA in Animation & Illustration


Business Minor


San Jose State University


San Jose, CA


 


Cum Laude


Recipient of Dean’s Scholar Award


 


Teaching Assistant for Advanced Visual Development Class at SJSU


 


 


COURSEWORK:


 


Illustration & Visual Development


Digital Modeling


Figure Sculpting


Animation


Art History


Animation History


Project Management


Organizational Behavior


 


 


SKILLS:


 


Traditional Drawing


Traditional Painting


Traditional Sculpting


Photoshop


After Effects


Premiere Pro


Illustrator


InDesign


Maya


Navisworks


Mari


ZBrush


iMovie


iStopMotion


Final Cut


 


 


INTERESTS:


 


Guitarist, Singer, Actor, Traveler,


11 years of competitive swimming;


Member of the ShrunkenHeadMan Animation & Illustration club at


San Jose State University;


Member of Women in Animation


 

  • ID#: 114071
  • Location: Burbank, CA , 91504

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