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Hello!

 

My name is Sydney Kosgard and I am a visual design artist and animator experienced in 2D, stop motion, and hybrid animation. My recent clients include Nickelodeon, DreamWorks TV, and Team Coco. For inquiries please email me at                                      

 

 

      

CV

EXPERIENCE

Freelance

Digital Animator

Feb 2022- Present

Spongebob Squarepants Season 13 / Nickelodeon- Burbank, CA

• Prepared and segmented live action images for puppet animation

• Utilized clone stamp tool to paint in missing areas behind limbs

Freelance

Color Designer

Nov 2021- Mar 2022

Middlemost Post, Season 2 / Nickelodeon- Burbank, CA

• Designed color models for props, FX, characters, and special poses in line with show's

   vibrant style

• Created lighting concepts for dynamic/uniquely lit scenes

Design Coordinator

Apr 2021- Present

Middlemost Post, Season 1  & 2 / Nickelodeon- Burbank, CA

• Coordinated design team's episodic assignments and deadlines while staying true to       

   shipment schedule

Predicted episode's complexity at script, storyboard, and breakdown stages, flagging           potential issues to show's Line Producer

• Communicated between Art Director and artists daily

• Prepped templates for each new asset in all design departments

Production Assistant

Jun 2020- Apr 2021

Middlemost Post, Season 1 / Nickelodeon- Burbank, CA

• Itemized new asset counts from storyboard pitches in Storyboard Pro

• Organized and optimized show materials for easy reference/retrieval

• Assisted Production Coordinator in daily production functions and maintenance

Freelance

Graphic Designer

Jul, Aug 2019- May 2020

Team Coco- Burbank, CA

• Animated and exported content for social media platforms to promote Team Coco’s

   various podcasts and live events  

• Designed eye-catching branding material for nationwide comedy tour

• Effectively communicated and collaborated across departments to create cohesive     

   marketing campaigns and sizzles

Freelance Editor

Jul-Aug 2019, Mar-May 2020

Colossal Questions / NBCUniversal- Universal City, CA

• Compiled and designed assets for DreamWorks TV's various YouTube series

• Rigged, animated and edited content catered toward digital streaming platforms

• Successfully and reliably met deadlines in fast-paced creative environment 

Production Assistant

& VFX Artist

Jul 2017-Apr 2018

Oh Baby! A Film By Meghann Artes- Chicago, IL

Supervised shot congruency and addressed subtle errors in movement on set for stop

  motion film, "Oh Baby!"

Animated, color-corrected and merged digital animation with in-camera image sequences

Exported, packaged and delivered digital assets to VFX Director via Shotgun and Dropbox

Animation Intern

Sep 2017

NBC Chicago- Chicago, IL

• Supported production crew in shooting 30-second weather spot for NBC Chicago

• Supervised and operated animation software and managed digital filing process

EDUCATION

DePaul University

2013-2017

Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation

Minor in Illustration

Suma Cum Laude

Corvinus University

of Budapest

2015

Budapest, Hungary

Study Abroad Program

AWARDS

Premiere 12 

Film Festival

Jun 2017

DePaul University- Chicago, IL

"Best Production Design" Award Nominee for stop-motion film, Stitched