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(Please note: May be previously credited as ‘Zoe Chevat’)

SOFTWARE

Photoshop
Illustrator
After Effects
InDesign
Premiere
Final Cut
Nuke
Maya
ZBrush
Final Draft
Microsoft Office

 

SKILLS

Visual Development
Pre-Vis (2D/3D)
2D Animation
Animation Direction
Illustration
Layout (Print/Web)
Media Journalism
Screenwriting
Literary Editing
Film/Video Editing
College Teaching
Administration

EDUCATION (as ‘Zoe Chevat’)

MFA Experimental Animation – California Institute of the Arts – 2012
BA Animation – Bennington College – 2008

AWARDS & HONORS

Beastly Things (film) – Animated, 5 min

  • Best Animation – Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention – Global Shorts International Competition
  • Official Selection – LIC FEAR GROUP SHOW
  • Official Selection – NewFilmmakers NYC
  • Official Selection – Philip K Dick European Film Festival

Winner (Concept Art) – The Next MacGyver Project – July 2015
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Winner of pitch development competition held by The National Academy of Engineers in collaboration with USC, and mentored by current Hollywood powerhouses such as America Ferrara, Robert Oci, and Anthony Zuiker.

PUBLICATIONS

Bitch Magazine – Contributing Writer – Aug 2014 – Dec 2014

The Mary Sue – Contributing Editor – Feb 2011 – Aug 2014

Moon Lake Vol. 2 – Colorist – Dec 2013

The Reason for Dragons – Feature Artist – Aug 2013

Animation World Network – Managing Editor – Sept 2011 – July 2012

EXPERIENCE

Story Artist – Archival Institute – November 2017 – Present
Boarding and completing look development/final animation assets for forthcoming historical documentary series.

Animator – Google Developers Studio – October 2017 – November 2017
Completing animated motion graphics and finished clips for Google client.

Concept ArtistThe Fredy Hirsch Story (film) – June 2017 – October 2017
Researched and formed a visual design pitch package for an animated documentary celebrating the life of Holocaust hero Fredy Hirsch.

Production DesignerClosed Circuit (film) – November 2016 – October 2017
Lead Production Designer, and cinematographer, on upcoming original CG short film Closed Circuit, directed by Lauren Morrison.

Instructor (Animation) – SAE Expression College – January 2016 – September 2017
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Full-time college instructor designing and teaching classes in traditional and CG animation, as well as graphic design.

Director/AnimatorBeastly Things (film) – November 2010 – December 2015
Directed, wrote, and animated over 3500 original drawings to craft independent horror film Beastly Things, now screening at festivals.

Animation Director Desert Age (film) – July 2015 – September 2015
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Created hand-drawn animated sequences for rock documentary Desert Age.

Concept Artist – Barry Films – May 2015 – August 2015
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Developed PR illustration and character design for upcoming hour production.

Graphic Novel Artist – Black Mask Studios – August 2014 – July 2015
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Illustrated look development for original graphic novel Last Song.

Contributing Editor – The Mary Sue – February 2011 – August 2014
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Authored film criticism and in-depth articles regarding representation of women and minorities in contemporary media culture.

Layout DesignerFamous Monster of Filmland – August 2013 – April 2014
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Edited article layouts and designed titles for web and print publication of Famous Monsters magazine.

Video Designer/Editor – Holland America/ECM – Sept 2013 – Dec 2013
(as “Zoe Chevat”) Designed video and motion graphics content for Holland America Line’s international stage show.

Book Illustrator – Random House – Sept 2012 – July 2013
(as “Zoe Chevat”) Produced original illustration and design work for The Broke-Ass Bride’s Guide, based on popular blog series.

Graphic Novel Illustrator – Archaia – December 2012 – September 2013
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Provided feature story for the bestselling graphic novel The Reason for Dragons, as well as producing graphic design for associated products. Served as colorist on additional books for publisher.

Managing Editor – Animation World Network – September 2011 – July 2012
(as ‘Zoe Chevat’) Managed editorial schedule and content delivery, posted articles, and maintained site. Wrote and edited feature articles and a regular column.

Animation Teacher – InnerCity Arts – Sept 2009 – May 2010
(as “Zoe Chevat”) Taught the basics of animation in a hands-on workshop for ages 14-19 at Inner City Arts in downtown Los Angeles. Planned curriculum, instructed the group, and helped students on individual projects.