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  • Dave Nimitz

    Graphic Design Animation Art

    Los Angeles, CA

29 plus years as a Contract Hire in Feature Animation Film Industry and also a Graphic Designer to be one of the select few to executes my skills on over 40 different Big Budget projects assisting departments up to 200 plus employees for various Studios when applicable. I believe I am a valuable asset to companies to bring my unique talent and wealth of knowledge and creativity. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, David Nimitz 818 416-1979

Work Samples

  • Animal Pillow Specs

  • Animal Pillow Designs

  • Character Designs

Work History

David Nimitz 818 416-1979 dnimitz@yahoo.com www.coroflot.com/davenimitz Accomplishments 29 plus years as a Contract Hire in Feature Animation Film Industry and also a Graphic Designer to be one of the select few to executes my skills on over 40 different Big Budget projects assisting departments up to 200 plus employees for various Studios when applicable. I believe I am a valuable asset to companies to bring my unique talent and wealth of knowledge and creativity. Professional Experience Sandman Studios Salt Lake City, UT Graphic and concept Artist Contracted Artist for children’s Books 06/2011 – 02/2017 • Graphic Designer, Illustrator , Coral Draw, Adobe Illustrator, • Indesign , Adobe Photoshop, Signage work Maintain open communication, web content and provide materials Duncan Studios Pasadena, CA 2 contracted projects for this company. 02/2009 – 06/2011 • Scanning: Hand Drawn Animation into Computer Frame by Frame. • Digital Ink and Paint: Utilize various characters colors also using Adobe Photoshop • Specialized Component Programming procedures Duck Studios Santa Monica,CA Graphic Artist 08/2009 –09/2009 • A commercial house contracted to work on various projects • Graphic Design and production coordinator • Scanning Creative Department Warner Bros Feature Animation Sherman Oaks, CA • Ink And Paint: on 6 Feature Films 5/1996- 4/1997- 3/1999 - 6/2000- 5/2001- 3/2003 DreamWorks Feature Animation Glendale, CA Ink and Paint: on 5 Feature Films 5/1998, 2/ 2003, 6/2008 Walt Disney Feature Animation Burbank, CA • Ink and Paint: on 5 Feature Films • Responsible for providing materials to the animation Departments 2/1993-5/1994/2001/12-2009 Various Small Animation Companies: Glendale, CA 2/2007 - 10/2008 • Digital Ink and Paint: To Digitally Colorize the characters with all their elements and Ink line separation of colors. • Production Assistant, Graphic Design Smart Planet and M&M Global Brands: Canoga Park, CA Graphic Artist 6/2007 - 9/2008 • Work with the Graphics Department on art Direction to create additional usable assets and communicate effectively between various projects which led to enhancing client relationships with our company and increase its revenue. • Design Concept Artist, Graphic Designer for Packaging Toy Products, • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw • 3D Studio Max, Production Coordinator, File Transfer • Adobe after Effects, Microsoft Word Rainbow Animation Glendale, CA Graphic Artist 8/1995 - 7/1996 • Scanning: Coordinate and Manage Hand Drawn Animation Into Computer Frame by Frame. • Digital Ink and Paint: To Digitally Colorize the characters with all their elements and Ink line separation of colors. • X-Sheeting: To Organize a layering system throughout the Scene to assist the animation • Director of movement and timing of each character in each scene. Kroyer Films: Van Nuys, CA Graphic Artist 4/1994 -3/ 1995 • Scanning: Coordinate and Manage Hand Drawn Animation Into Computer Frame by Frame. • Digital Ink and Paint: To Digitally Colorize the characters with all their elements and Ink line separation of colors. • X-Sheeting: To Organize a layering system throughout the Scene to assist the animation • Director of movement and timing of each character in each scene. • Production Assistant: various tasks to assist the Animation Directors Multitasking, • Preparing Animation, also driving company car to deliver animation and production materials to other locations. MetroLite Studios Hollywood, CA Graphic Artist 4/1993 - 5/1994 • Scanning: Coordinate and Manage Hand Drawn Animation Into Computer Frame by Frame. • Digital Ink and Paint: To Digitally Colorize the characters with all their elements and Ink line separation of colors. Don Bluth Animation Studios: Burbank, CA 6/1990 - 8/1993 • Production Assistant • Digital Pencil Test Portfolio and Art Samples Available upon request Professional Experience Warner Bros Feature Animation Space Jam The Quest for Camelot The Iron Giant Osmosis Jones Eight Crazy Nights Looney Tunes Back In Action DreamWorks Feature Animation The Prince of Egypt Sprit The Road to El Dorado Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas Kong Fu Panda Walt Disney Feature Animation The Lion King Pocahontas Lilo and Stitch Home On the Range Brother Bear Sandman Studios The Grump On The Stump Kyree Sue Our Bug-a-boo Duncan Studios: DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda2 Disney's the Princess and The Frog Duck Studios: Fruity Pebbles Commercials Disney's Pumba and Timon Various Small Animation Companies The Tigger Movie Disney's Enchanted The King & I Extreme Sports Smart Planet and M&M Global Brands: 2007 to 2008 Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Concept Artist Rainbow Animation: 1995 to 1996 Disney’s Quack Pack, Foxes Book of Virtues Little Golden Books CD ROM Interactive Games Kroyer Films: 1994 to 1995 Target’s The Lion and the Lamb, Chuck Jones's Peter and the Wolf. MetroLite Studios: 1993 to 1994 Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, the Phantom, Jurassic Park Pilot, Disney’s Aladdin Sega Games, Toon Town Games Don Bluth Animation Studios: 1990 to 1993 Thumbelina A Troll In central Park The Pebbles and the Penguin

Education

  • California Institute of the Arts

    • no Character Animation and Graphic Design
    • 1995 - 1996

    got a job at WB during my semester and never went back because I was working at the Studios

Specialties

Affiliations

Union Member 839

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