Resume

Ashanti Miller

9550 W. Sahara Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89117 ph: 702-480-9345

email: ashanti.miller@gmail.com

portfolio: http://www.ashantimiller.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Animation Artist for Kizzang LLC (2014-current)

-Animation and Illustration for mobile slot games

Creative Producer for Rituale Productions, London (2015-2016)
-Animation filmmaker for the film On the Bed She Was Lying
-Hired talent for industrial backgrounds
-Establish the film’s budget and equipment
-Scouted resources for production design
-Worked closely to with executive producer to assure quality of the film and a smooth pipeline.

Online Instructor (Flash, Character Design and Animation

Filmmaking) for the Academy of Art University (2009-current)

-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)
-HTML coding for email marketing

Designer/Animator for Sesame Workshop on The New Electric

Company ( two seasons 2009-2010)
-Character design, visual development for CG environments and props. CG modeling
-Storyboards for five live-action shorts

-Filmmaker for two shorts: Check Your Understanding and Pictures and Words

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

Detour Thru Your Mind, a 4 minute 2.5 multimedia film (in

progress)

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 ProductionDesign

Film Programs:  Adobe Animate (Flash), Maya, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Premiere, FinalCut Pro, Adobe After Effects

Print Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design

Web Programs and Languages:  AS3, Dream Weaver, HTML5, JQuery and Javascript

EDUCATION

Sesame Workshop, internship, 3D Modeling, Storyboard, and

Compositing Artist

Academy of Art University, Masters of Fine Arts in Animation and 3D Modeling

Warner Bros. Television Animation, Storyboard revision

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

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