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Dayle Sanders

Student

Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Work Experience

Animate And Create

Animation & Digital Artist

In-house 2d animator and artist, including in-house projects; illustrations, digital assets, storyboards, animatics, and variously in the pre-production, production & post-production pipeline. I also help out at client-side workshops and team-building events.
November 2013 - Present Whitstable, United Kingdom

Animate & Create

Internship

Editing workshop and team-building event rushes, post-production clean-up and grading.
September 2013 - November 2013 Whitstable, United Kingdom

Marine Studios, Houghton Kneale Design Ltd

3d Intern

I created an animated Hong Kong Space Museum walk-through, working closely with the HKD team to support the development of the museum, and understand information on each exhibition to-be-featured. I rotated around software including; 3ds Maya, Max and SketchUp to piece together and organise 3d models, graphics within each exhibition, as well as other things. This was a great project to build my experience and working with talented, motivated team with an exciting atmosphere. Spurring my interests in the field of architectural visualisation and museum design.
September 2013 - November 2013 Margate, United Kingdom

Picasso Pictures

Two-week work experience

Two-week work placement in an animation studio as a general assistant. Included runner duties, creating a 3D model using Maya for Maker’s Mark commission (they are a small-batch bourbon whisky brand), and creating on a work placement ident.
December 2012 - December 2012 London, United Kingdom

Butch Auntie

Freelance Animation and VJ Artist

A five-week work placement that started on the 23rd April. I worked from home for the duration of the placement, but liaised with Pete Wallace, Head of Production at Butch Auntie, via email. Communicating problems via e-mail lacked the interactive part of a real conversation, so this experience presented a new form that was initially challenging but exciting. The placement consisted of two mini-projects with focus towards 3D aspects:

'The glamorous project': The aim was to design something deliberately exaggerated and so I created a precocious-looking 3d character that is wearing feathery rags and vivid ‘slap’. I worked with another classmate and so this idea was further established with another character, reference to the source and the iconic moments within the sourced piece.

Mayfair VJ projections: The theme of the work was created to be modern, bonkers 2d with a fair amount of energy going on for a teenage target audience. I used Photoshop and After Effects to come up with experimental pieces.
April 2012 - June 2012 Rochester, United Kingdom

ITV Ignite.tv

Two-day runner internship

Two day internship: 30th April and 1st May.

Whilst only lasting two days, the role included very varied work and was an excellent opportunity to see the inner workings of the company, associated media brands, and their clients. A sense of responsiveness and teamwork was needed. Making drinks, taking and receiving deliveries from 'Callprint' (printing outfit), general admin; assorting Microsoft documents and laying out information into digital tables, etc.

Overall, this exposed the basic roles of interning for a creative agency and as a runner. These are valuable starting skills that I will take with me and develop upon in the future, and I really hope I can work with them when future opportunities arise.
April 2012 - April 2012 London, United Kingdom

ITV Ignite.tv

ITV Sparks group | College-allumi focus groups

I was invited to take part in several training days organised by ITV's Ignite group. 'Sparks' is an initiative run by Ignite, and the workshops typically focused on training our creative abilities and presenting resolved ideas to a series of experts in the studio. These experiences took place over periodic chunks. Some of these included:

First training workshop (Nov. 2009): This took place at ITV Studios. It covered an introduction to how ideas get on screen/ TV process; coming up with ideas - creative processes and development skills; and professional behaviours and expectations for workshops.

Second workshop (Nov. 2009): Working with Paul Jackson, CEO of Eyeworks UK, he talked through the process of getting the new show for Channel 5 “Heads or Tails” commissioned and on air. Including, taking a small idea and making it into a pitch, sizzle tape, pilot and commission, then how to tweak and improve the show across territories to create an internationally translatable format. As a 'spark', I helped to develop some ideas to innovate the show.

Third workshop (Jan. 2010): Working with TNS Research International, our objective was to develop new product ideas within the oral hygiene category specifically for teenagers (aged between 15-19).

Overall, these have been invaluable experiences that have boosted my interest to want to work in this type of environment.
March 2010 - April 2010 London, United Kingdom

Arcadia Group Ltd - Burton Menswear

Customer Sales Advisor and Assistant

Roles included operating cashier points on a frequent basis, getting the know-how on newest menswear fashion trends, basic customer service, maintaining a pleasant and well-stocked shop floor, and achieving daily targets.
2009 - February 2014 Kent, United Kingdom

Education

University For The Creative Arts (UCA) - Rochester

BA (Hons) CG Arts & Animation

September 2010 - Present Rochester, United Kingdom

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro , MAYA, Microsoft Office, Mudbox,