Andrew Towers Resume

Self-employed 3D animator and graphic designer, seeking full-time employment or contract work. I will most certainly consider re-location for the right job.

 

Clients Include: Quixtar/Paul Miles Advertising/Felder Communication/Lawrence Productions/Cynthia Kay and Co./Branns/Grand Rapids Griffins and Rampage/Ken Schmidt Productions/Crossfire Productions/Innovisions Media Concepts/Rockford Construction/Waterfall Productions/Safety Productions

 

WORK HISTORY

Harvey's Place, NYC, Summer Internship, 1984

Worked for a 35mm film edit house that finished major TV commercials

 

Media Group, Grand Rapids, MI, 1985-1987

Assistant Editor, Video Post-Production, Tape Room Operator

 

Emerald City, 1987-1991

Video Editor, Animator and Graphic Artist

 

Postworks, 1991-2003

Graphic Artist and Digital Commercial Editor, Special Effects Coordinator

 

ITT Technical Institute, Fall, 2008-Present

Teacher of 3dStudioMax, responsible for 3 courses (3D Modeling, Animation I & II, AfterEffects)

 

Andrew In Grand Rapids, 2003- Present

Self-employed 3D Animator and Graphic Designer

 

SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

  • 3dStudioMax 2011, AfterEffects CS5, VIZ Architectural design software, PhotoShop,
  • Pinnacle editing software, and LightWave8

 

EDUCATION

  • Central Michigan University, 1985
  • Double Major: English Literature and Broadcasting & Cinematic Arts
  • Earned highest GPA in my BCA graduating class
  • University-financed semester at Cambridge University, England, Fall, 1982
  • Certified Autodesk Instructor 2010

 

AWARDS

  • 1st Place Addy "Best of Show" Award for PSA on AIDS awareness, as writer/editor of :30 commercial, 1991, West Michigan
  • 3rd Place in Dyer-Ives Poetry Contest, Adult Division, 1999
  • Published on-line: Poetry.com, 2000
  • Grand Rapid’s Video Festival Winner, 1 of 10, 1998
  • TV Addy Award for Paul Miles Advertising, 2004
  • Digital Photography Award, GR Festival, 2004
  • Telly Award, "Into The Watershed," 3D animator, 2006

 

Professional Statement

I have edited and animated TV commercials for 25 years, built graphic packages for sales videos, corporate communications, safety programs, and written PSA’s. Fashioned 3D architectural tours, and created environmental spaces based on my digital photography and flat artwork. I’ve always worked under multiple deadlines, happily shifted gears on projects, and in the end, always saw the jobs come together successfully. I’m a team player, and at the same time, I’m self-motivated. I also possess excellent writing skills.

 

References available upon request.