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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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Shu Yu (Susie) Zhang

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Shu Yu (Susie) Zhang

SHU YU (SUSIE) ZHANG

CHARACTER ANIMATOR/LAYOUT ARTIST

5100 Dowdell Avenue Unit 203, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

713-360-8238 (cell), susieshuyuzhang@gmail.com

www.susieshuyuzhang.com

EDUCATION

Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL, May 2016, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Computer Animation

 

LAYOUT/PRE-VIS EXPERIENCE

Cinematic Artist, Telltale Games, San Rafael CA (June 2016 – Nov 2017)

Worked on Batman Season One and Two, Walking Dead Season Three, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Minecraft Story Mode Season Two
Did layout for scenes based on scripts using given environment and character models, and animations and polished acting by implementing and blending premade animations
Composed and animated cameras to better portray clarity and mood of shots

ANIMATION EXPERIENCE

Character Animator, Dr. Muffet, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL (2015-2016)

Worked with partner to write, design and create a 3 minute animated short
Modeled and rigged characters, props and set pieces
Animated over 20 shots in the film, consisting of both action and emotional scenes under the supervision of faculty, including a six legged character

Game Animation Collaboration, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL (2016)

Created first person, in game animations using character from the game CIVIL
Imported playable animations into Unreal Engine to be played and rendered in real time

3D Artist – Intern, Foxmark Corp, Houston TX (2011-2012)

Modeled and animated products for advertising materials for various clients including, Toyota, Sera, GE and Penske
Animated instructional product assembly videos using 3Ds Max

Digital Media Intern, Great Sea Public Relations Management Co., Ltd, Beijing, China (2011)

Designed characters based on employees and worked with supervisor to create a 2 min 2D animated video for IBM
Re-designed character for Chinese basketball team mascot
Created Tencent QQ Designs for advertising

LEADERSHIIP EXPERIENCE

Vice President/Treasurer, Ringling MOBA League/Ringling League of Legends, (2013-2016)

Organized major events, art talks, art contests, gaming tournaments and viewing parties, including trip to NYC for the Riot Tribeca Event
A representative at Student Government Association (SGA)
Handled club financial responsibilities and official paperwork

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Programs: Advanced Proficiency in Maya, 3Ds MAX, Photoshop, Illustrator. Proficient in Zbrush, Nuke, 3D Coat, Premier, After Effects, Flash, Renderman

 

Languages: Fluent in Mandarin.

References available upon request.

Skills

  • Character Animation
  • Cinematic Animation
  • Layout/Previs

Education

2012-2016

Computer Animation BFA at Ringling College of Art and Design

Experience

June 2016 - November 2017

Cinematic Artist at Telltale Games

  • Animation
  • Updated 3 years ago

To contact this candidate email susieshuyuzhang@gmail.com

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