Erik Wright

Resume

Education

iAnimate.net — Advanced Character Animation Training
2015
Feature Workshop 4 — Facial Acting
Instructor: Bill Tessier, Disney Interactive
Animation Mentor — Diploma in Advanced Studies in Character Animation
2014
Polishing & Portfolio
Mentor: Sean Sexton, Dreamworks Animation
2013
Advanced Acting
Mentor: Nicole Herr, Digital Domain
2013
Introduction to Acting
Mentor: Joseph Antonuccio, Blue Sky Studios
2013
Advanced Body Mechanics
Mentor: Dimos Vrysellas, Mikros Image
2013
Body Mechanics
Mentor: Marlon Nowe, Walt Disney Animation Studios
2012
Animation Basics
Mentor: Don Kim, Nelvana Limited
Purdue University — West Lafayette, Indiana
2008 to 2012
Bachelor of Science, Computer Graphics Technology
Minor: Computer and Information Technology, 3.8/4.0 GPA

Projects

Early Birds — Student Animated Short Film
2011
Animator
— Applied the principles of animation to various shots within a student produced short film
— Developed camera layouts for various shots
Within — Student Animated Short Film
2011
Animator
— Applied the principles of animation to various shots within student produced short films
— Developed themes and story lines for animation projects
— Modeled and textured environments and characters

Experience

Web Designer / Front-end Developer
2014 to 2015
The Cyphers Agency
— Designed and developed custom websites and print graphics based on client needs
— Iterated designs to maximize quality and minimize turnaround
— Introduced new methodologies that directly doubled company profits year-over-year
Web Developer
2012 to 2013
Blulo Internet Marketing
— Designed, developed, and maintained websites for a vast array of clientele

Skills

Software

Maya, MotionBuilder, Digicel Flipbook, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash

Skills

Animation, Layout, Storyboarding, Sketching, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, MEL

Operating Systems

Linux, Mac OSX, Windows


Accomplishments and Memberships

2012
Published: "A Comparative Analysis of Fish Tank Virtual Reality to Stereoscopic 3D Imagery"
EDGD Conference
2012
Phoenix Award, Best Paper Award, and Best Video Award
Senior Capstone Course
2008 to 2012
Dean's List and Semester Honors
Purdue University
2008 to 2012
Purdue SIGGRAPH Member, Networking Committee Member, and Secretary
Computer Graphics Student Council Member

Hobbies and Interests

Music (audiophile), writing, reading, British football, cooking, typography, web design, theatre, movies, traveling, technology, cars, and learning new skills