Steamroller exists to breathe life into stories, characters, and experiences in visual, physical, and virtual spaces. Each project that comes our way, be it a game, a film, or a theme park ride, exists in its own universe. It is our job to bring this multiverse to life. Our animators build believable characters and whole worlds in a multitude of universes, while our developers manipulate the rules of perception to transport you to a new definition of reality. We relish the opportunity to bring our clients’ universes to life while also developing our own stories.

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Aaron Jonas

14612 Lyon Hill Ln
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone 704-995-3312



To obtain a position as a character animator where I can work within a team environment and further enhance my animation skills.


· Highly skilled character animator with extensive knowledge of Maya Software
· Driven leader who effectively collaborates within a team environment
· Ability to multi-task at various stages of production
· Proficient at executing creative concepts from a client’s perspective, while utilizing my innovative and creative expertise
· An inventive artist who is self-motivated and passionate about character animation and development


Animation Mentor
Diploma in Advanced Character Animation Studies

Mentored by:

Dave Vallone -Reel FX Entertainment
Shaun Freeman -Freelance animator at Duncan Studios / Reel FX Entertainment
Paul Allen -Terminal Reality
Marek Kochout -Dreamworks
Peter Kelly -ILM
Mike Stern -Dreamworks

Nominated for Most supportive & Encouraging Student Award for 2010

Production Knowledge

Extensive knowledge of: Maya, 3ds Max, Adobe CC, Zbrush ,Unreal 4, Redshift

Work experience

une 2013 – currentFreelance Animator Huntersville, NC·
3D character animation and motion graphics for media and film production facilities

February 2012 – January 2013
Spark Unlimited Sherman Oaks, CA
· Senior 3d character animator for AAA game Lost Planet 3

February 7 2011 – July 29 2011
Sony Pictures Imageworks Culver City, CA
· 3d character animator for feature film “Arthur Christmas”

September 2003 – 2011
Freelance Animator Charlotte, NC
· 3D animation with full commercial production experience
· 3D character animation for multiple post-production facilities
· Motion graphic designer who is able to meet stringent deadlines, while retaining the highest standard of quality



  • character animation / modeling /modeling/ lite rigging / unreal 4



Diploma in Advanced Character Animation Studies at Animation mentor


2013 - 2019

Freelance animator at self

2012 - 2013

Senior 3d character animator at Spark Unlimited


3d character animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks

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  • Updated 11 months ago

To contact this candidate email aaron@aaronjonas.net

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