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Summary

Jen Paehr

2D Character Animator / Freelance Animator

Greater Vancouver Area

I have nine years of experience within the animation industry, working mainly in TV animation production. My current and past animation work has reached international audiences on network and streaming services such as Netflix, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, and Disney Junior.


I am proficient in many different animation software, including: Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Animate (Flash), Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. I also have some light experience with TV Paint and Autodesk Maya.

Experience

2D Harmony Animator

Atomic Cartoons

Jul 2021 - Present

Greater Vancouver Area

Currently providing animation work (posing and animation), in Harmony for an unannounced animation series. Responsible for the animation of all characters and props in each scene.

2D Harmony Animator

Atomic Cartoons

Aug 2020 - Jul 2021 ▪ 1 year

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Harmony for the Netflix animated series "Dogs in Space." Responsible for the animation of all characters and props in each scene.

Animation Revisionist

Atomic Cartoons

Sep 2018 - Jun 2020 ▪ 1 year 10 months

Greater Vancouver Area

Worked with Atomic Cartoons for the PBS Kids show, "Molly of Denali," winner of the 2020 Peabody Award in the Children’s and Youth Category, and the 2020 Television Critics Association (TCA) Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming."


Revised existing Toon Boom Harmony animation to the specifications of the Director and Animation Supervisor. Provided the final polish to animation sequences, and ensured a high level of quality in each scene.


And from March - June of 2020, performed light supervision tasks (Animation Supervision), in supplement to normal duties.

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ DHX Media (WildBrain Studios)

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018 ▪ 6 months

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided key animation (posing), in Adobe Animate (Flash), for the TV animated series "Polly Pocket." Responsible for the posing of all characters and props in each scene. Freelance work contracted with DHX Media (now WildBrain).

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ DHX Media (WildBrain Studios)

Apr 2017 - Jan 2018 ▪ 10 months

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Harmony for Season 2 of the award-winning TV animated series adaptation of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." (The series won "Best Animated Program or Series" at the Canadian Screen Awards, 2018.) Responsible for the animation of all characters and props in each scene. Freelance work contracted with DHX Media (now WildBrain).

Animator

DHX Media (WildBrain Studios)

Apr 2016 – Mar 2017 ▪ 1 year

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Harmony for Season 1 of the award-winning TV animated series adaptation of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." (The series won "Best Animated Program or Series" at the Canadian Screen Awards, 2018.) Responsible for the animation of all characters and props in each scene.

Key Layout Artist / (Key Animator)

DHX Media (WildBrain Studios)

Oct 2015 - Apr 2016 ▪ 7 months

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided key animation (posing), in Adobe Animate (Flash), for the TV animated series "Transformers: Rescue Bots." Responsible for the posing of all characters and props in each scene.

Harmony Animator

Bardel Entertainment

Feb 2015 - Oct 2015 ▪ 9 months

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Harmony for the Disney Jr. show, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Responsible for the animation of all characters and props in each scene.


Provided key animation (posing), in Harmony for the Dreamworks show, “The Croods.” Responsible for the posing of all characters and props in each scene.

Animator

Animax Entertainment

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014 ▪ 1 month

Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Adobe Animate (Flash), for an animated gif, in order to bring awareness of “America Recycles Day.” Responsible for the animation of the prop within the gif sequence.

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ Junganew / Happy Medium Interactive, LLC

Feb 2014 - Sept 2014 ▪ 8 months

Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), and character rigging in After Effects for the project, "Junganew: A Herd of Sounds," a series of sound acquisition apps for children ages 2 to 6. Provided all animation and rigging for the characters and props for each game cutscene, and for some game interactables. Freelance work contracted with Happy Medium Interactive, LLC.

Animator

Animax Entertainment

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014 ▪ 1 month

Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), and character rigging in After Effects for two "Smokey the Bear" shorts. Responsible for the rigging and animation of the character and props within each short.

Animator

Animax Entertainment

May 2014 - Jun 2014 ▪ 2 months

Greater Los Angeles Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Adobe Animate (Flash), for the MTV spot, “Fred and Gemma.” Responsible for the animation of all characters and props in each scene.

Junior Animator

Curious Pictures

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013 ▪ 4 months

Greater New York City Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in After Effects for the Nick Jr. show, "Team Umizoomi." Responsible for the animation of all characters and props in each scene.

Production Assistant

Curious Pictures

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013 ▪ 6 months

Greater New York City Area

Assisted the creative team behind the Nick Jr. show, "Team Umizoomi." Responsible for library management (archiving and tagging of assets), and created asset reference sheets for animators.


Provided some animation work (posing and animation), in After Effects in supplement to normal duties.

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ "@radical.media"

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013 ▪ 2 months

Greater New York City Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Adobe Animate (Flash), as well as some compositing work for the music video, "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities. Responsible for the animation and compositing of all characters and props in each scene. Produced through @radical.media.

Intern

Titmouse - NYC

Sep 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)

Sep 2012 - Nov 2012 ▪ 3 months

Greater New York City Area

Provided animation work (posing and animation), in Adobe Animate (Flash), for the Cartoon Network, UK show "Team Toon." Responsible for the animation of all character assets, props, and effects in each scene. Also responsible for tracking the animated assets over live action footage. Freelance work 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

Provided compositing work in After Effects for Jack’s Mannequin's music video "Release Me." Tasks included compositing and motion tracking with corner pinning techniques. Freelance work 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.