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Jason McDonald
415 St. John's Pl. #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11238
H : (718) 488-7196
C: (347) 528-9637

EXPERIENCE:

SESAME WORKSHOP , New York, NY
September 2014 - Present
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 2014
Background, Character and Prop designer,ABC Mouse (Renegade)

ASTEROID MEDIA, Inc. New York, NY
April 2014 - September 2014
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)

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

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)


ADDITIONAL FREELANCE WORK

David B. Levy, DC Comics, Ink Tank/R.O. Blechman, Jim Manocchio
Mo Willems, Wachtenheim / Marianette Animation


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, 1988


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, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Painter X,
Photoshop, SketchBook Pr
o and Wordpress