Thomas Weiser

Animator - Compositor - 2D Digital Artist

Atlanta, GA, USA
Thomas J. Weiser is a Sr. Animator on FX Network's series "Archer".

He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, seeking opportunities to contribute his skills in studios producing video games, broadcast animation, as well as media production and web design.

Work Experience

Floyd County Productions

Senior Animator

-set up character files, which includes rigging and organization
-place characters, props, animatic, and backgrounds into scenes
-work with the background department director, making sure the After Effects department has what it needs
-animate scenes and check others for errors
August 2009 - Present Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Riot Games

Lead Designer

-work with Riot Games and Volpin Props to create a trophy for the League of Legends North American Collegiate Championships
-used League of Legends lore and art assets as inspiration for three separate designs, ultimately focusing on one of them
-render the final design in detail for Volpin Props, who would fabricate the trophy
March 2015 - March 2015 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Curse Gaming

Lead Designer

-work with Curse Gaming and Volpin Props to create a trophy for the Curse Awards
-used the Curse Flame Logo as inspiration for the 2D designs
-render the final design in detail for Volpin Props, who would fabricate the trophy
February 2015 - February 2015 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Curse Gaming

Lead Designer

-work with Curse Gaming and Volpin Props to create a trophy for Curse Gaming
-used the Curse Dragon Logo as inspiration for the 2D designs
-render the final design in detail for Volpin Props, who would fabricate the trophy
October 2014 - October 2014 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Sapient Nitro

Lead Animator

-design sets and characters for three separate stop-motion scenes
-fabricate the sets and characters, making them easy to use for the general public
-submit designs for a kiosk designer to fabricate
-animate three separate shots as examples of what customers can create
October 2013 - November 2013 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Freelance

Storyboard Artist

-create a series of storyboards from a script for a pitch to wag.com
July 2013 - July 2013 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

IQ Agency

Motion Graphics Designer

Created upper / lower thirds for broadcast commercials. Created custom templates for commercial use. Used after effects to color correct, edit, and produce custom animations for websites and TV. Worked closely with the Motion Graphics director and other departments in a fast paced environment.
December 2007 - June 2009 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Chiodo Bros Productions

Animator

-animate characters in scenes for the American Eagle Outfitters series "Winter Tales"
October 2008 - November 2008 Burbank, California, United States

Education

University Of The Arts

BFA in Animation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Awards

Critics' Choice Awards

Best Animated Series - Archer

2014

Critics' Choice Awards

Best Animated Series - Archer

2013

Critics' Choice Awards

Best Animated Series - Archer

2012

The Telly Awards

Silver Telly Award - Barclays Exploring ETFs

2010

Webby Awards

2010 Webby Honoree - U.S. DoE - Lose Your Excuse

2010

Skills

3D Studio Max, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere CC, Concept Art, Sculpting, Stop Motion Animation, Storyboarding,