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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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Mitchell Olsem

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Mitchell Olsem

Education
DePaul University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Games Development, Graduated June 14, 2015
Minor in Animation
University Honors Program, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Dean’s List, Winter 2011-2015
DePaul Presidential Scholarship, Fall 2011-2015
National Society of Collegiate Scholars: Member, Fall 2012-2015

Animation Mentor
Character Animation Program, March 2016-June 2017

Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout, Winter 2010-Present

Coursework
Visual Design, 3D Animation, Game Programming, 3D Modeling, Maya Scripting

Experience
Rooster Teeth Productions, Austin, TX
3D Animator, June 2018-April 2019
–Animated characters for two animated series: RWBY and gen:LOCK, using a combination of hand-keyed animation and motion capture cleanup.
–Collaborated with other animators and departments to deliver quality animation in a fast-paced environment while creating cycles and maintaining animation libraries.

Community 1st Credit Union, Cedar Rapids, IA
Member Service Representative, March 2016-June 2018
–Assisted customers in facilitating banking transactions and account opening and maintenance.
–Managed cash inventory and maintained balances in multiple areas of the branch.
–Answered phones and scheduled meetings for loan officers and managers.
–Kept inventory of necessary supplies and maintained cleanliness throughout branch.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Residential Advisor Fall 2013-Summer 2015
–Organized and coordinated community events.
–Supervised and educated new residents on important aspects of student life at DePaul.
–In charge of being first-point-of-contact with residents and reporting incidents that occurred.

High Voltage Software, Hoffman Estates, IL
Summer Programming Intern, Summer 2014
–Responded to bug reports and fixed errors in the code of Saint’s Row: Gat out of Hell (2014).
–Responsible for assisting experienced programmers with implementation of new mechanics.
–Wrote scripts to run tutorials and missions.

Skills
Maya: Animation, motion capture cleanup, basic modeling and rigging
Adobe Suite: Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere
Programming Languages: C, C++, C#, Javascript, some Python
Engines and Pipelines: Unreal Engine, Unity, Shotgun, Slack, Perforce
Foreign Languages: Spanish (intermediate), Japanese (beginner)

Education

September 2011-June 2015

B.S. in Computer Games Development at DePaul University

Minor in Animation.
Graduated Magna cum Laude
Dean’s List

March 2016-June 2017

Character Animation Program at Animation Mentor

Learned from industry professionals through Animation Mentor’s character animation program.

Experience

June 2018-April 2019

3D Animator at Rooster Teeth Productions

–Animated characters for two animated series: RWBY and gen:LOCK, using a combination of hand-keyed animation and motion capture cleanup.
–Collaborated with other animators and departments to deliver quality animation in a fast-paced environment while creating cycles and maintaining animation libraries.

March 2016-June 2018

Member Service Representative at Community 1st Credit Union

–Assisted customers in facilitating banking transactions and account opening and maintenance.
–Managed cash inventory and maintained balances in multiple areas of the branch.
–Answered phones and scheduled meetings for loan officers and managers.
–Kept inventory of necessary supplies and maintained cleanliness throughout branch.

September 2013-June 2015

Residential Advisor at DePaul University

–Organized and coordinated community events.
–Supervised and educated new residents on important aspects of student life at DePaul.
–In charge of being first-point-of-contact with residents and reporting incidents that occurred.

June 2014-September 2014

Summer Programming Intern at High Voltage Software

–Responded to bug reports and fixed errors in the code of Saint’s Row: Gat out of Hell (2014).
–Responsible for assisting experienced programmers with implementation of new mechanics.
–Wrote scripts to run tutorials and missions.

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