Resumé

JASON KEYSER

Santa Monica, CA

Email: jasonkeyser@gmail.com

Experience

Founder & Mentor, VFX Apprentice : 2019 - Present

Teaching world-class real-time visual effects to world-class students

Learn more at vfxapprentice.com

Senior VFX Artist, Riot Games : 2015 - 2020

Develop visual effects in a hand-crafted style

Help establish and refine the League of Legends style

Mentor others in craft and culture

Help set expectations and manage feedback from various disciplines

VFX Artist, Riot Games : 2014 - 2015

Created vfx concept artwork and animation for League of Legends.

Created in-game vfx assets for various champion abilities and item effects.

Senior Flash Artist, Animal Jam : 2012 - 2014

Fulfilled the previously held roles as a flash artist.

Directed efforts on the team toward a consistent style and tight production.

Flash Artist, WildWorks : 2010 - 2012

Worked in conjunction with National Geographic Kids Games

Created a distinct style of effects for the property.

Programmed tools and scripts to increase efficiency and artistry.

Director/Supervising Animator, Alight : 2009 - 2011

Conceptualized a style of design and motion for the entire production.

Established a creative and collaborative environment with my team.

Supervising Effects Animator, Dream Giver : 2010

Collaborated with 2D and 3D artists to create a seamless style.

Organized pipeline aspects, creatively solving challenging problems.

Mentor/Art Instructor, Various Students : 2009 - present

Discovered the interests of each child, and tailored lessons accordingly.

Freelance Artist/Animator, Various Clients : 2009 - present

Cleanup Animator, Polynesian Cultural Center : 2009

Animator/Cleanup Artist, Flash Potatoes : 2008 - 2009

Rigger/Animator, Silverlode Interactive : 2007 - 2008

Animator, Andy’s Airplanes : 2007

Production Assistant, The Loch : 2007

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation – Brigham Young University

Volunteer Work

Game Master, Lego Heroica Adventures. : 2012 - present

Designed & Built a Heroica-based game for up to 6 people

Hosted numerous game events, and enhanced the gameplay through revision

Service Volunteer, Seattle, WA : 2003 - 2005

Worked doing service projects, and taught people from various cultures.

Technical Skills

Flash, Actionscript, Javascript, Wacom Tablet, Photoshop, Maya Fundamentals, Houdini

Fundamentals, After Effects, 3DS Max Fundamentals, Messiah Studio Fundamentals