Resume

ASHANTI MILLER
101 Luna Way Las Vegas, NV 89145  email: ashanti.miller@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Sesame Workshop, internship, 3D Modeling, Storyboard, and Compositing Artist
Academy of Art University, Masters of Fine Arts. Animation and 3D Modeling
Warner Bros. Television Animation, Storyboard
Warner Bros. Classic Animation, internship. Storyboard and Character Design on Space Jam
California Institute of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts Film/Video: Character Animation
Colossal Pictures, Assistant Animation
San Francisco Art Institute, Drawing and Painting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Animation Artist (Flash and After Effects Animation, Character Design, Storyboard and 2.5D Filmmaking) for Kizzang Sweepstakes (2014-current)
Online Instructor (Flash, Character Design and Animation Filmmaking) for the Academy of Art University (2009-2014)
    -Author of Flash of Filmmaking which covers the animation filmmaking     pipeline using  a variety of applications in addition to fundamental     techniques
Direct Marketing Assistant for John Wiley Publishing (2013)
Designer/Animator for Sesame Workshop on The New Electric Company ( two seasons 2009-2010)
Background Color Stylist for Jantze Studios (2008)
Flash Layout Artist on Strange Cases for D2Comics (2007)
Character Designer for Studio California (2006)
Art Director/ Concept Artist on “Project in Development” for Storytime Pictures (2004-2005)
Art Director on Boy’s Mural for the Timothy Murphy School for Boys
Art Director for Newgent Inc (2001)
Storyboard Artist on Piki and Poko’s Adventures in Starland for Mondo Media (2000-2001)
Storyboard, Lead Layout and Animation on Polly Pocket for Spumco (1999-2000)
Storyboard Artist on The Heartaches for Spumco (1999)
Character Layout on Dilbert for Sony Children’s Programming (1999)
Character Layout Artist on Futurama for Rough Draft Studios (1998-1999)
Incidental Character Designer on An Extremely Goofy Movie for Walt Disney Television Animation (1998)
Freelance Expression Sheet Artist on California Dairy Commercial “GOLDFISH” for Rhythm and Hues Studios (1997)
Storyboard Revisionist on Pinky and the Brain for Warner Bros. Television Animation (1997)

Rough Key Assistant, Assistant Character Development/Design of Lola Bunni on Space Jam for Warner Bros. Classics/Space Jam Animation (1995-1996)

FILMS
Soleil Rocketship, 4 minute film in Flash
Doo Wop Girls, 90 sec karaoke film in Flash
Dear Jessie, a 4 minute, “hand drawn” animated music video
Entree the Chipmunk, a 2 minute story reel
How to Make Rice Krispy Treats, a 1 minute animated film in Deluxe Paint

ARTISTIC & TECHNICAL SKILLS

3D/2D and Handrawn: Character Animation, Character Design, Character Layout, Storyboards and Production Design
Film Programs Maya 8.5, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects
Print Programs Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design
Web Programs Flash, Dream Weaver, HTML5, JQuery and Javascript

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

38th Annual Emmy Award Nomination in Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design, New York
Best Film in the Color Category at the Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco
Walt Disney Merit Scholarship for Animation, Los Angeles
Donn Tatum Scholarship, Los Angeles
Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship, Los Angeles
Eugene Hill Scholarship, Los Angeles
San Francisco Art Institute Merit Scholarship, San Francisco