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CESAR CUEVA

206.356.1000   /cesarthe2nd@gmail.com/ artofthecartoon.net

OBJECTIVE

To my creative skill and my imagination to not only bring characters , worlds, and stories to life, but also to create enthralling and engaging experiences for the audience

WORK EXPERIENCE

Exploratorium December 2014 – Present                                                                                                     

Artist and Animator

  • Animation on various film projects
  • Art for Exploratorium Gift Guide 2016
  • Concept art and design for various exhibits and graphics
  • Art for Everything Matters: Tales of the Periodic Table series

Freelance Artist and Animator July 2014 – Present

Artist and Animator

  • Projects include:
    • Filipino Heroes
    • Bulosan 101
    • Bonifacio 150

Schakra Inc./ Microsoft February 2013 – July 2014                                                                                                        

Kinect Character Animator

  • Character Animation on Microsoft Kinect rigs
  • Use motion capture data to animate rigs and ensure motions are accurate for game mechanics
  • Test out motions to ensure they work with Kinect camera and games
  • Includes work on multiple games including, but not limited to Zumba World Fitness, Kinect Sports Rivals, Call of Duty Ghosts, and Fantastia: Music Evolved

So Much Good Music TV/ Seattle April 2012 – Sept. 2012                                                                                                             

Artist and Animator

  • Keyframe Character Animation on Television Intro
  • Layout & lighting of animations scenes
  • Design general feel and flow of animation

Visual Health Information / Tacoma April 2011 – April 2012                                                                                                            

Animator

  • Character Animation on stretching/ strength exercises
  • Motion capture clean-up + keyframe animation
  • Basic rigging, lighting, texture, and camera work

Wing Luke Asian Museum/ Seattle Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2010                                                                                                                    

Artist

  • Exhibit Design (Everyone Can Dance 2008)
  • Exhibit Mural Painting and Cartoon Art (Everyone Can Dance 2008 and Drawing A Story 2009)
  • Animation (Drawing A Story 2009)

University of Washington FASA/ Seattle  Sept. 2003 – Jan. 2005                                                  

Graphic Artist

  • Poster/ Backdrop Design (Filipino Night 2003: Burnt Grass and Filipino Night 2004: A Family Affair)
  • T-shirt/ sweatshirt/ logo design (Bayanihan 2005)

PUBLICATIONS

Artwork/Bonifacio 150 project – Bulosan 101 project/ July 2013 – present

Artist

Artwork/Filipino Street Art Project/ Jan. 2014

Artist

Artwork/ Seattle in Headphones #2: Carlos Bulosan/ Empire of Funk                                                                             Feb. 2012

Artist

Artwork/ Seattle in Headphones #3: Blue Scholars/ Empire of Funk                                                                               Feb. 2012

Artist                                        

Comic Book/ Belly of the Beast/ AnakBayan Seattle                                                                                                          2006 ~ 2007

Creator/ Artist                                        

  • Story/ Writer
  • Character Design
  • Page Layout
  • Pencils/ Artwork
  • Inks

EXHIBITIONS 

Sarili Cycle: A Dialogue of Love/ Columbia City Gallery/ Seattle                                                               March 2008 ~ May 2008                                                                                                       

Artist                                        

  • Homage to the Fallen/ Mixed media on canvas

EDUCATION

  • AnimationMentor.com

Diploma in Advanced Studies in Character Animation Studies

Fall 2010               

  • University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts – American Ethnic Studies

Summer 2004

SKILLS

Maya

3DS Max

Motion Capture Clean-up

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Flipbook

Final Cut

Composure

Team Player

Passion for Animation

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Student Choice Award: Most Entertaining Student Animation Mentor Graduating Class 18

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