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RESUME

Jen Paehr

2D Character Animator / Freelance Animator
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I have over five years of experience within the animation industry, working mainly in TV animation production. My current and past animation work has reached international audiences on networks such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney Junior. I am proficient in many different animation software, including: Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Animate (Flash), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, TV Paint, and Autodesk Maya. I am currently a resident of British Columbia, but can also accept remote work from anywhere within Canada or the United States.
 
 

Experience 

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ DHX Media
Jan 2018 - June 2018  ▪  6 months
Vancouver, Canada Area

Provided key animation, (posing), in Adobe Animate, (Flash), for the TV animated series "Polly Pocket." Contracted with DHX Media.

Animator

DHX Media
April 2016 - Jan 2018  ▪  1 year 10 months
Vancouver, Canada Area

Provided key animation, (posing), and animation work in Harmony for the award-winning TV animated series adaptation of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." (The series has won "Best Animated Program or Series" at the Canadian Screen Awards, 2018.)

Key Layout Artist / (Key Animator)

DHX Media
Oct 2015 - April 2016  ▪  7 months
Vancouver, Canada Area

Provided key animation, (posing), in Flash on the show, “Transformers: Rescue Bots.”

Harmony Animator

Bardel Entertainment
Feb 2015 - Oct 2015  ▪  9 months
Vancouver, Canada Area

Provided key animation, (posing), on the Dreamworks show, “The Croods.”
Provided posing and animation work on the Disney Jr. show, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates."

Animator

Animax Entertainmnet
Sept 2014 - Sept 2014  ▪  1 month
Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation in Flash for an animated gif -- to bring awareness of “America Recycles Day.”

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ Junganew / Happy Medium Interactive, LLC
Feb 2014 - Sept 2014  ▪  8 months
Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation for the project, "Junganew: A Herd of Sounds," a series of sound acquisition apps for children ages 2 to 6. Provided all animation and character rigging for After Effects puppets. Contracted with Happy Medium Interactive, LLC.

Animator

Animax Entertainment
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014  ▪  1 month
Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation and character rigging in After Effects for two "Smokey the Bear" shorts.

Animator

Animax Entertainment
May 2014 - Jun 2014  ▪  2 months
Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation in Flash for the MTV spot, “Fred and Gemma.”

Junior Animator

Curious Pictures
Sept 2013 - Dec 2013  ▪  4 months
Greater New York City Area

Provided animation and assistant animation work using After Effects puppets on the Nick Jr. show, "Team Umizoomi."

Production Assistant

Curious Pictures
April 2013 - Sept 2013  ▪  6 months
Greater New York City Area

Assisted the creative team behind the Nick Jr. show, "Team Umizoomi." Provided some work in animation and assistant animation using After Effects puppets.

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ "@radical.media"
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013  ▪  2 months
Greater New York City Area

Provided animation in Flash and composite work for the music video, "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities. Produced through @radical.media.

Intern

Titmouse - NYC
Sept 2012 - Dec 2012  ▪  4 months
Greater New York City Area

Provided some rough animation and inbetweening as well as clean-up
and color work for animations that were currently in production at Titmouse Inc.

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ 341 Productions Inc., (Larry Schwarz and His Band)
Sept 2012 - Nov 2012  ▪  3 months
Greater New York City Area

Animated in Flash for the show "Team Toon" on Cartoon Network, UK. Contracted with 341 Productions Inc., (Larry Schwarz and His Band).

Junior Compositor / Freelancer

Self-Employed @ East Fourth Studios, LLC
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012  ▪  2 months
Greater New York City Area

Completed freelance work on the music video "Release Me" for American rock band Jack’s Mannequin. Tasks included compositing and motion tracking with corner pinning techniques using Adobe After Effects. Contracted with East Fourth Studios, LLC.
 
 

Skills & Software

 

Toon Boom Harmony

TV Paint

Autodesk Maya

 

Adobe Animate (Flash)

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe After Effects

 
 
 

Education

New York University

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Film and Television - Honors Scholar
2008 - 2012

Activities and Societies: Student Animation League

Huntington School of Fine Arts

Certificate, Fine and Studio Arts
2007 - 2008

Activities and Societies: Art Portfolio Program

Completed sixty drawing and painting classes using live models and still life.

Adelphi University

Certificate, Fine and Studio Arts
2006 - 2007

Activities and Societies: Art Portfolio Program

By High School nomination, completed sixteen drawing classes using live models and still life.

KCP Japanese Language Institute

Certificate, Japanese Language - 4.0
2011 - 2011

Completed a seven week summer program in Shinjuku, Tokyo studying Japanese language and culture.