k a a n  k a y i m o g l u 
San Francisco, CA, USA
kaankayimoglu@gmail.com

Senior Character Animator with solid academic credentials and hands-on experience focused on video gaming industry. A team leader, who demonstrated ability to integrate creative, artistic and technical skills in planning and executing projects. He is a hardworking, highly motivated, and charismatic artist combining skills and a passion for Character Animation.

He has over ten years of character animation, twelve years of production and four years of university-level teaching experience. His skills include:

Using industry standard 3D software packages ( Maya, 3D Max ) for high-quality deliverables.
Leading teams of animators to deliver world-known projects and meet demanding "Product Release" deadlines. 
Mentoring junior animators to improve their knowledge and skills.
Estimate cinematics to realistically scope the project resource requirements.
Rigging, skinning, and animating.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior Animator, San Francisco, CA, Sep 2015 - Current

Senior Animator, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2013 – May 2015

GREE              
Contractor Animator, San Francisco, CA, May 2013 – Nov 2013

BUCK              
Freelance Animator, Los Angeles, CA, Jan 2013 – Feb 2013

Lead Animator, San Francisco, CA, Jan 2011 – Dec 2012

Lead AnimatorSan Francisco, CA, Aug 2007 – Dec 2010

Lead Animator, Mountain View, CA, Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Senior / Lead Animator, Albany NY, July 2002 - Jun 2007

Professor, Eskisehir, Turkey, Sep 1995 - Sep 1999

Merpro
CleanUp artist/ Inbetweener/Animator , Istanbul,Turkey, Jun 1994 - Jun 1996

SKILLS
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Alchemy, ArtRage, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Cinematography, Editing, Havok, Photoshop, Pre-production, ProTools, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 

EDUCATION
M.F.A  3D Animation

M.F.A Art Criticism and Cinematography

B.F.A Classical Animation

LANGUAGES
Turkish (Native), English (Fluent)

All works © Kaan Kayimoglu 2012.
Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Kaan Kayimoglu























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