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Jason McDonald
415 St. John's Pl. #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11238
C:(347) 528-9637

EXPERIENCE:

DUNGEON UNIVERSITY PRESS , New York, NY
May 2021 - June 2022

Illustrations, Layout Design & Additional Writing, Eldritch Hack: RPG (Dunngeon University Press)

SCHOLASTIC NYC , New York, NY
April 2022 - May 2022

Animation/Editing, The Secrets Of Kite Flying - Science World (Scholastic)

SLIPPERY ROCK CREATIVE , New York, NY
January 2022 - March 2022

Prop/Character and Layout Designer, Elmo's World (Sesame Street)

SESAME STREET WORKSHOP , New York, NY
September 2014 - October 2021

Prop/Character/Layout Designer, Me Want Cookie (Sesame Street)
Layout Designer, Monster at the End of This Story (HBO Max)
Background/Prop Designer, Sesame Street Monster Meditation (Headspace)
Prop/Character/Layout Designer, Abby's Amazing Adventures (Sesame Street)
Character/Prop Designer, Elmo's Wonderful World, Smartie Segments  (HBO Max)
Prop/Character/Layout Designer, WASH UP: Girl Talk  (Sesame Street)
Lesson Designer, Sesame English 2.0 (Educational)
Lesson Designer,
3iKids KBTC (Educational)

DVD package designs,
3iKids (Educational)
Background/Prop Design,
Julia (Sesame Workshop)
Background/Prop Design,
Puffballs (Sesame Studios)

Background/animation,
Sesame Seeds (Sesame Studios)

TRICYCLE FILMS, New York, NY
June 2014 - September 2015 
Background, Character and Prop designer,ABC Mouse (Renegade)

ASTEROID MEDIA, Inc. New York, NY
April 2014 - September 2015 
Color Model Designer & Background Painter,The Ornament of the World (NEH/PBS)

CURIOUS PICTURES, New York, NY
May 2013 - October 2013
Background and Prop Designer,Team Umizoomi (Nickelodeon)

CRISMAN FILMS, Ketchum, ID
June 2012 - September 2012
Motion graphics, American Mansion: Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate (National Geographic)

PART2PICTURES, New York, NY
July 2012 - Febuary 2014
Show Graphics, Our America - Labeled for Life (OWN Series)
Show Graphics, Our America - The Martyrs For Christ (OWN Series)

SESAME WORKSHOP , New York, NY
March 2010 - Febuary 2012
Background/Prop Designer, Sesame Street English (Educational)
Lead Background/Prop Designer,The Yip Yips (The Martians Save Mars) (Pilot)
Animatior, The Yip Yips (The Martians) , (Pilot)

EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY, San Antonio, Texas
April 2010 - December 2011
Lead Background/Character Designer, Doc Edwards: Amazing Aquifer Adventure (Educational)
Illustrations,
Doc Edwards: Amazing Aquifer Adventure (Educational)
DVD package designs,
Doc Edwards: Amazing Aquifer Adventure (Educational)
/Illustrations,
Endangered Species of the Edwards Aquifer (Educational)
Lead Designer/Illustrator,
Edwards Aquifer Bingo & Maze games (Educational)

LITTLE AIRPLANE PRODUCTIONS, New York, NY
Sept 2009 - 2010
Background/Character Designer, The Wonder Pets (Nick.Jr - Season 3)

SOUP 2 NUTS, Inc. Boston, MA
July 2008 - November 2008
Background Artist, BetweenTheLions (HBO)

CLAMBAKE ANIMATION, Inc. Boston, MA
August 2007 - March 2008
Lead Character/Prop Designer, Assy McGee(Cartoon /Adult Swim - season 1

DOMINIK SPITOL , Berlin, Germany
March 2007 - May 2007
Art Director/Storyboards, Die Verwandlung (independent animated feature)

ASTERISK ANIMATION, LLC. New York, NY
July 2006 - January 2007
Background/Color model design, Chicago 10 (feature film)

WACHTENHEIM / MARIANETTI ANIMATION, LLC. New York, NY
June 2005 - November 2005
Background/Prop Designer, Stroker & Hoop (Adult Swim - season 1)
Background/Layout/Designer, Saturday Night Live TV Fun House (NBC)

SCHOLASTIC ENTERTAINMENT, Inc. New York, NY
November 2004 - June 2005
Storyboard/Storyboard Revisionist, Clifford’s Puppy Days (PBS series - season 2)

MTV ANIMATION, New York, NY
June 1998 - December 2001
Layout/Storyboards, Daria (MTV series - seasons 4 and 5)
Designer/Layout, The Big Chase (Honda commercial)

CURIOUS PICTURES, New York, NY
October 1996 - April 2008
Background Designer, Dentyne (Online interactive game)
Lead Character Designer, Sheep in the Big City (Cartoon Network - seasons 1 and 2)
Storyboard Revisionist, Barbie: My Scene (direct to video film)
Character Designer, A Little Curious (HBO Family channel series)
Layout/Inker, The Off-Beats (Kablam/Nickelodeon)
Cell Inker, Suzie Kabloozie (Sesame Street, PBS)

JUMBO PICTURES, New York, NY
January 1998 - April 1999
Color Stylist, Disney’s Doug (ABC Television series)
Background Clean-up/Color Stylist, Doug’s 1st Movie (Disney feature film)
Prop Designer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Animated Series (Disney)

MICHAEL SPORN ANIMATION, Inc. New York, NY
June 1989 - May 2004
Art Director/Storyboards, POE (independent animated features)
Backgrounds, Courage the Cowardly Dog (Cartoon Network series)
Character Designer/Backgrounds, Itís your Birthday! (30 minute short)
Designer/Storyboards, Champagne (20 minute short)


ADDITIONAL FREELANCE WORK

Mo Willems, Micheal Sporn, Brett Morgen, Robert Smigel, Howard Beckerman, Wachtenheim / Marianette Animation, David B Levy, DC Comics, Ink Tank/R.O. Blechman.  


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Parsons School of Design, Animation Concepts (1994, 2004, 2006 and 2007)


EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
B.F.A Illustration


SKILLS

Illustration, Design, Posters, Character/Prop Design, Storyboards, Backgrounds, Layout, FLASH animation, Motion Grapics, Web design, Animation, Inking and Color styling


COMPUTER SKILLS

After Effects, Animate,  Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Character Animator , Photoshop, SketchBook Pro and Wordpress