Batia Pinsker 

Relevant Skills:
  • Technical:
    2D animation, 3D animation, Adobe Flash, Autodesk Maya, DigiCel Flipbook, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, traditional art, digital art, QuickTime, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Personal:
    Self directed, warmly collaborative,
    organized multitasker, extremely flexible, contagiously enthusiastic, ambitious problem solver, quick learner, keen designer's eye, brightly perceptive, dependable, outstanding visual, written and oral communication skills.


San José State University Class of 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Illustration

Animation Projects:

Replay Game Project, Earl Grey Games – San Jose, CA Spring 2015
3D Animator, Visual Developer
  • Collaborated with game designers, programmers, and fellow artists to bring the visual dream of our director to life. Used listening and communication skills to work professionally in order to meet deadlines. 
  • Created 3D character animation cycles and in-game animations in Autodesk Maya and cooperated with game designers and programmers to integrate finished animations into Unity 3D.
Hello Debra, Animated Short Film – San Jose, CA Spring 2014 2D
Animator, Visual Developer, Concept Artist, Character Designer
  • Worked collaboratively through all aspects of the animation pipeline to meet the deadlines and creative vision of our director Adobe Systems Inc. “Think Tank” Division. 
  • Used Adobe Flash 2D animation and contributed to other departments as needed such as visual development and concept art. 
  • Established skills in critiquing, improving upon revisions and consistently maintaining the desired artistic style of the project.
Mime Out of Water, Animated Short Film – San Jose, CA Spring 2014
3D Animator, Story Boarder
  • Conceptualized, refined and planned animation which translated into clear and concise on-screen visual communication. 
  • Created 3D animation in Autodesk Maya, ensured character’s behaviors and mannerisms were consistent between shots; focused on clear character acting for outstanding storytelling.

Work Experience:

Multimedia Designer at SCCI – Austin, TX . July 2016 – Present
Multimedia Animator, Illustrator
  • Design and create graphics for interactive multimedia.
  • Animate interactive multimedia.
  • Implement coded interactivity.
Freelance 2D/3D Animator and Artist – Venice, CA . Fall 2015 – June 2016
2D and 3D Animator, Artist
  • Complete projects which require careful understanding of client's needs.
Internship at Pingu’s English School – Verona, Italy Summer 2015
Art Director, English Language Teacher
  • Created animation and illustration related lesson plans and learning materials designed to teach English to Italian children. 
  • Taught and facilitated English learning lessons.
Zephyr Networks Team Member – Laguna Hills, CA Summer 2011
Desk Clerk, Customer Service Specialist
  • Performed secretarial duties such as handling phone calls and correspondence.
  • Oversaw functionality of software, organized re-categorization of internal data. 
  • Solved problems and provided customer service to resolve customer issues.

Achievements and Memberships:

Dean’s Scholar Award Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 
  • Received two Dean’s Scholar Awards showing recognition for being a distinguished and outstanding student who has earned a 3.65 or higher grade point average at San José State University in at least two contiguous semesters.
Humanities Honors Program Fall 2010 – Spring 2012 
  • Completed San José State University’s Humanities Honors Program; chose to meet rigorous educational requirements and complete a difficult two year curriculum.
Member of The ShrunkenHeadMan Club Fall 2010 – Present 
  • The ShrunkenHeadMan Club is a group of talented, dedicated and professional animators and illustrators at San José State University. Gained networking skills and insight from industry professionals as a member.

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