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Summary

Jen Paehr

2D Character Animator / Freelance Animator

Greater Vancouver Area

I have eight 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, 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

Aug 2020 - Present

Greater Vancouver Area

Currently providing key animation, (posing), and animation work in Harmony

for an unannounced animation series. Contracted with Atomic Cartoons.

Animation Revisionist

Atomic Cartoons

Sept 2018 - June 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 - June 2018 ▪ 6 months

Greater Vancouver Area

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

Freelance Animator

Self-Employed @ DHX Media (WildBrain Studios)

April 2017 - Jan 2018 ▪ 10 months

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided key animation, (posing), and animation work in Harmony
for Season 2 of 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.)

Contracted with DHX Media.

Animator

DHX Media (WildBrain Studios)

April 2016 – March 2017 ▪ 1 year

Greater Vancouver Area

Provided key animation, (posing), and animation work in Harmony
for Season 1 of 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 (WildBrain Studios)

Oct 2015 - April 2016 ▪ 7 months

Greater Vancouver Area

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

Harmony Animator

Bardel Entertainment

Feb 2015 - Oct 2015 ▪ 9 months

Greater Vancouver 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 Entertainment

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 in-betweening 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.