Aaron Deerfield
Bellevue, WA 98007

Summary of Qualifications

Dedicated hardworking individual, seeking a fulltime position as a Lead or Senior Animator. Comfortable working independently, within groups as well as working with clients to meet their goals. Look forward to continue developing my talent and sharing my artistic skills at a production level

Work Experience

December 2016 - Present

Company: Bungie / Senior Animator

Destiny 2
Curse of Osiris
Destiny 2: Forsaken

October 2016 - November 2016

Company: Digital Domain / Senior Animator

Power Rangers

October 2015 - September 2016

Company: Double Negative / Senior Animator

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Star Trek: Beyond
The Huntsman: Winter's War

January 2015 - September 2016

Company: MPC / Lead Animator

The Finest Hours

September 2014 - January 2015

Company: MPC / Senior Animator

Create high level animation for realistic creatures, characters, and vehicles. Work quickly and clearly with the ability to take direction well to push character performance.

October 2013 - September 2014

Company: Bardel Entertainment / Lead Animator

Work with Production and supervisors to lead my team to meet client expectations Create cycles and build character profiles to be used as a guide.

November 2012 - October 2013

Company: Sony Pictures Imageworks / Senior Animator

Convey emotion through a combination of body language and facial expressions/ dialog Interact with production, supervisors and teamr to problem solve and share information related to show/ assigned tasks

April 2010 - August 2012

Company: Rhythm and Hues Studios / Lead Animator (April 2011 - Present) / Animator (April 2010 - April 2011)

Provide convincing character animation in a live action tracked environment using Mocap and keyframe animation. Work with animation directors and a team to create animation suitable for client needs.

November 2009 - January 2010

Company: Luma Pictures / Match Move Artist / Animator

Tasks: Track character geometry to a live action camera plate. Roto animate geometry to match a live action characters movements. Cleanup and reanimate characters according to supervisor's direction.

June 2009 - October 2009

Company: Rhythm and Hues Studios / Animator and Animation Apprentice

Tasks: Provide convincing character animation in a live action tracked environment. Work with animation directors and a team to create animation suitable for client needs. Animate within in a pipeline to reach a common goal.


2008 Graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design / Cum Laude

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation
Concentration in in Animation, Rigging, Conceptual Art and Design for an Animated Short, Creation of an Animation Short, Drawing and Art History.

2006 Graduate of Hudson Valley Community College

Degree: Associate of Fine Arts
Concentration in Drawing, Painting, Photography, Graphic Art and Design, and Art History.

Awards and Accomplishments

- Academy Award Nomination VFX / Snow White and the Huntsman
- Savannah College of Art and Design
- Combined Honors in both academic and artistic endeavors
- Graduated Cum Laude
- Advanced Character Animation Class
- Accepted to study under visiting artist Gary Goldman after a juried portfolio review