Kyle Stephens
6821 N. Smith St.
Portland OR, 97203

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Summary of Qualifications

Dedicated individual seeking a full-time position in a professional animation environment. Well-trained in all forms of animation such as stop motion, traditional, and CG. Versatile at working in large groups or independently, and look forward to improving my skill sets to the production level.

Stop Motion Animation, Traditional and Vector-Based 2D Animation, Dragonframe, Adobe After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Premiere, Media Encoder, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Toon Boom Animate, Stop Motion Pro

Work Experience
Freelance Multi-Media Designer 10.2009-
Animation, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design
Portland, OR
-2D Animation for, Creative Energy, MSHA
-Stop Motion Animation for Planet 55 Studios, MSHA
-Video Editing or Eric John Kaiser, Creative Energy, Planet 55 Studios, MSHA
-Motion Graphics for Creative Energy, HTP Studios 
-Graphic Design for Thorne Lounge,, TRI Tech Guy

Creative Energy                                                                 11.2012-
Contract Animator
Johnson City, TN
  • Animated front and backend tags for Texas Pete TV and PriceLess IGA commercials.
Mountain States Health Alliance8.2009-
Editor/Animator, Contract Worker
Johnson City, TN
  • Direct and animate commercials for Communications & Marketing Department
  • Visual effects and editing for live-action commercials and in-office videos
  • Proficiencies: Adobe After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Premiere, Media Encoder, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Toon Boom Animate

Achievements"McDonough: A Steampunk Stop Motion Musical"
Writer, Director, Animator, Composer
  • Delta Film Award - Best Animation (Festival of Fantastic Films '09, Manchester)
  • Best Original Music (Aniwow '09, Beijing)
  • Juror's Choice Award (ASU Short Film and Video Festival '10, Arizona)
  • 1st Place - 3D Animation (Kinematifest '10, Missouri)
  • Best in Show (Kinematifest '10, Missouri)
  • Official Selection for the 2010 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival
"Starr The Pig" Animation for Mountain States Foundation
Writer, Director, Animator, Composer, Voice-Artist
  • Marcom International Gold Recipient, 2012
  • Tennessee Society for Healthcare Publications and Marketing PRISM Award, 2012

Stop Motion Society - SCAD
  • Co-Founder
  • Vice President
EducationBachelor's of Arts - Animation5.2009
Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Foundation Studies in traditional art and illustration
  • Stop Motion, Traditional and CG animation
  • Deans List
  • Graduated Cum Laude


Available upon request