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Full name

Margo Jordan

Title

Animator and 3D Artist

Location

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Blurb

Creative, passionate, team-oriented designer with over 7 years of experience in 2D and 3D animation.

Elsewhere
Skills

character animation, animation, 3D animation, 2D animation, 3D modeling, Autodesk Maya, 3D texturing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Mudbox, drawing, illustration, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Multitasker, Time management, academic writing, educator

Experience

Animator (Contract)

The Farthest Pixel

February 2018 – Present

  • Worked directly with UNC TV to design educational videos complimenting course material.
  • Conceptualized and transformed narrative scripts into motion graphics content to help bring ideas into visual reality.

Animator and Graphic Designer

Freelance

August 2017 – Present

  • Development and animation for a 3D short film to be played at the 20th Anniversary of the Triangle Wind Ensemble.
  • Translated concept artists’ visions into hand drawn 2D sprite animations for an upcoming indie game, “Maiden Voyage”.
  • Conceptualized and designed branding visuals for clients.
  • Collaborated on illustrated backgrounds for the development for a children’s game by 3C Institute.

Adjunct Professor

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

August 2017 – December 2017

  • Introduced and taught concepts in time-based media, including animation principles and techniques, to students in animation using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.
  • Instructed students in-and-out of classroom environments, providing constructive criticism, to enhance each student’s ability to critique. Provided clear expectations of student performance, and encouragement of students to engage in discussions regarding others’ work.

Artist Intern

Elephant Mouse

May 2017 – August 2017

  • Collaborated with the animation team to develop character designs for 3D models.
  • Participated in gameplay development testing to discover coding issues, provide feedback, and discuss the efficiency of the gameplay design.

Research Assistant

The Intellimedia Group

Jan 2013 – May 2017

  • Collaborated directly with research scientists to develop Unity-made game-based learning environments for middle and high school students.
  • Design interactive 3D animations meant to strategically provoke player reactions.
  • Conceptualized both 3D and 2D game assets, including but not limited to environments, 2D logos and UI.
Education

Masters of Art + Design, concentration in Animation + New Media

North Carolina State University

2015 – Present

Bachelors of Art + Design, concentration in Animation + New Media

North Carolina State University

2010 – 2014

Awards
2017 Digital Mouse Award , North Carolina State University
Award for excellence and leadership in digital technology
2015 Digital Mouse Award , North Carolina State University
Award for excellence and leadership in digital technology
2014 Summa Cum Laude , North Carolina State University
For grade point average of 3.75 and above