Kipp T. Jarden

Freelance Animator & Visual Artist

PA, USA
I am a devoted individual seeking employment in a professional environment. My creative nature makes me an extremely fast learner and a versatile worker. My working experience has helped greatly in forging my skills and making me responsible enough to work independently or in large groups. I am comfortable around all kinds of people, which makes me capable of working well with co-workers and anyone else involved.

Work Experience

BRDG

Freelance Animator & Motion Graphics Artist

August 2015 - Present

Evolve Media

Freelance Animator / Illustrator

June 2014 - Present San Francisco, California, United States

Ample Earth

Freelance Animator / Illustrator / Art Director

Animation, illustration & project consultation for web videos geared towards helping charities and other worthy causes.
November 2013 - Present United Kingdom

King Design LLC

Freelance Animator / Illustrator / Designer

Responsibilities include: Motion graphics & animation for web & online videos; creating artistic assets and illustration(s); auxiliary web / logo / concept design
June 2012 - Present Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

Masce

Freelance Motion Designer

Animation and Motion Design for various video-based projects, from web to broadcast visuals as well as live projection installations.
February 2012 - Present Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Klip

Freelance Animator

Animated video with provided assets for a series of vignettes and ambient loops during a healthcare conference presentation. Video was projected on a large-scale viewing backdrop for the conference speakers.
January 2012 - February 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Art Decade

Freelance Animator

Effects and clean-up animation for the music video for Art Decade's "Western Sunrise"
October 2011 - October 2013 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Beantown Toys

Freelance Concept Artist

Graphic / conceptual designs for new toys and web-based content
June 2010 - August 2011 Nyack, New York, United States

Democracy Works, Inc.

Freelance Artist / Editor

Video / graphics work for TurboVote's promotional Kickstarter video
September 2010 - February 2011 New York, United States

Intarsia Arts Ltd

Design Assistant

- Helping with the creation and finalization of monogram designs
- Providing assistance with upkeep and revision of select web files and images
- Providing assistance with product packaging and shipping when needed
September 2010 - Nyack, New York, United States

U.S. Census Bureau

Group Quarters Enumerator / Quality Assurance Clerk

- Worked with building administrators and staff to conduct interviews and verify resident information
- Visited vacant buildings, soup kitchens and non-sheltered locations to confirm existing records and count people who are homeless or otherwise unaccounted for at other permanent residencies
- Verify accuracy of other enumerators' work and perform other clerical tasks as needed
March 2010 - September 2010 Rockland, New York, United States

Cocomama Music

Freelance Artist

Created album cover artwork for the band's new CD release
June 2010 - November 2014 Rockland, New York, United States

Rivercrest Co-op Apartments

Pool Attendant

- Opened/closed and maintained pool area
- Checked and maintained pH/chlorine levels of pool water
- Monitored all pool-related activities and ensured swimmer safety
July 2009 - September 2009 Nyack, New York, United States

Ding-EZ

Freelance Illustrator

Promotional illustrations for the Ding-EZ detachable boarding rail
June 2009 - July 2009 Nyack, New York, United States

David Howell & Co.

Production/Product Designer

- Preparation and assembly of product display racks for the 2006 New York International Gift Fair
- Designed cover art for the Autumn 2006 David Howell & Company catalog
- Created artwork for a new product line of printed flipbooks based on existing product designs
June 2006 - February 2007 Bedford, New York, United States

Nyack Boat Club

Counselor / Instructor - Junior Sailing Program (kids 8-15)

- Structured lesson plans and daily teaching schedules for topics regarding sailing technique and nomenclature
- Oversaw all land and water camp activities, including chase boat operation
- Sustained quality of camp boats and equipment with cleaning, repairs, and overall maintenance
June 2002 - August 2005 Nyack, New York, United States

Additional Pro Bono Work

(see details)

~ Logo design for Nantucket Yacht Club (Junior Racing Team)
~ Preliminary character designs for "Q", an under-development animated feature film
~ Production graphics, tattoo designs, and miscellaneous art projects
~ Visuals for live projection installations & musical productions/performances
June 2008 - Present United States

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Animation

Courses of study:
2 and 3-D Animation principles and techniques, Sound Design, Drawing, Life Drawing, 3-D Design, Art History
September 2004 - May 2008 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Nyack High School

September 2000 - June 2004 Nyack, New York, United States

Skills

Concept Art, Digital Painting, 2D/3D Animation, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Business Cards, Camera Tracking, Cartooning , CorelPainter, Drawing, Element 3D, Graphic Design, Illustration, Layout, Mocha, Mural, Painting, Photo Manipulation, Projection Mapping, Sound Design, Storyboarding, Traditional Animation,

Achievements / Honors

SCAD Scholarship________________________September 2004 - May 2008
"New Perspectives"__________________________March 31 - April 25, 2004
- - - A juried art exhibit and sale sponsored by Nyack High School and
- - - Firefly Farm Gallery (Nyack, NY)
- - - -"Power Tools", pen and ink, 10 x 12in. (SOLD)
Pen and Ink Drawing________________________________________Fall 2003
- - - Selected for permanent exhibit at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
- - - of New York Presbyterian, NYC
Painted Mural______________________________________________May 2003
- - - Life-size faces of 2002 NHS Marching Band