David VanTuyle
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2D Animator, Yeti CGI

Grand Rapids, MI — Sept 2011- Feb 2013

  • Created 2 Flash animation and concept designs for  production of web and mobile games for clients including Nickelodeon and Creative Capers
  • Reviewed and ensured that the animation produced were of the highest caliber, using best practices
  • Worked on projects with team throughout entire production pipeline

Freelance Illustrator, J Williams Design

Grand Rapids, MI — May 2012

  • Provided character sketches, designs, and mockups for children’s posters

Lead Animator, Big Machine Design

Los Angeles, CA — June 2011

  • Utilized Adobe Flash and animation principles to provide 2D animation for a Thundercats Commercial for Cartoon Network

Animation Internship, Creative Capers Entertainment

Los Angeles, CA — May 2011 - Aug 2011

  • Worked with a team of artists and animators to provide traditional animation for Walt Disney Imagineering’s Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom for the Walt Disney World Theme Park using Toon Boom
  • Worked with a team of artists and animators to provide traditional animation for Disney’s Alauni Hotel using Toon Boom

Senior Animator and Orientation Leader, Grand Rapids Community Media Center

Grand Rapids, MI — July 2010 - Aug 2010

  • Animation Workshop Group (AWG) led by ASIFA, helped to educate children about the art of filmmaking using animation principles


Kendall College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2D Animation - Illustration Minor — 2012

Honors and Awards
  • Kendall College of Art and Design President’s list
  • 1st place 3D Modeling Competition — 2010
Collaborated with a team of artists and animators, providing sketches to create a 3D image within a 24 hour period. Through this, excellent time management and leadership skills were developed to meet a strict deadline.               
Storyboarding, Character  Design, Concept Art, Traditional Animation, Adobe Master Suite, Toon Boom Harmony, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, Digicel Flipbook, Sketchbook Pro, Corel Painter