Benjamin Zingo

Freelance Artist (open for work)

Rochester, NY, USA
I am a passionate artist & animator, focusing my studies on 2D animation and digital illustration. My style and content tends to vary project-to-project, I like trying new things and learning from experience.

Work Experience

KnowLore

Lead Motion Graphics Animator

Animating graphics & incorporated video for Cornell Unitversity's online courses
September 2015 - Present

Michaels Arts And Crafts

Custom Framer

Providing direct customer assistance, sales, designing & crafting custom mat and framing orders, managing frame shop & sales floor.
August 2015 - Present Rochester, New York, United States

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Freelance Animator

Several projects including four 1-minute-long motion graphics animations that were displayed on the outside media mesh billboard during special events, as well as an animated character intro for a series of lectures.
July 2015 - Present Cleveland, Ohio, United States

BlankMedia Games

Freelance Animator

Creating symbol-based character animations to be used in the game "Town of Salem"
July 2016 - September 2016 United States

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Animation Instructor

Instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art Pre-college Program during the stop-motion portion.
July 2015 - July 2015 Ohio, United States

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Technical Assistant

Supported animation faculty and provided one-on-one teaching assistance to students at the Cleveland Institute of Art Pre-College Program
June 2014 - July 2014 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Education

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

August 2012 - May 2015 Ohio, United States

Animatus Studio

Completed classes from Beginner to Studio level

Animatus Studio is where I was first introduced to animation. Attending sessions over several summers, I began with flipbook and traditional hand-drawn animation, and worked my way up to digital animation.
2008 - 2010 Rochester, New York, United States

Awards

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Excellence in Animation

2015

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Honorary Scholarship

2013

Penfield High School

Benjamin D. Schnaufer Art Award

2011

Nazareth College

Featured Artist in Shared Spaces Show

2011

Penfield High School

PHS Arts Recognition Award

2010

Penfield High School

Media Arts Festival Best Computer Animation

2010

Penfield High School

Media Arts Festival Best Flipbook nominee

2010

Skills

Adobe Aftereffects, Adobe Animate, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Soundbooth, MAYA, Rotoscoping, Toonboom Animate Pro, Traditional Animation, Violin,