Matt Westfall
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Los Angeles, United States
Last online: 8 months ago
Available to hire

I’m a freelancer who specializes in 2D animation from the United States

Animation. Isn’t there anything it can’t do? From bringing fantastic worlds to life to making the impossible possible, there is something inherently magical about the medium. It’s these reasons and more why I chose to become an animator.

Creating has always been as natural to me as breathing…and about as necessary too. Since I was able to hold a pencil, I have always been drawing on anything and everything (bless the teachers that didn’t mind test papers with Popeye drawings in the margins). While animating is my primary passion, I do enjoy designing characters and illustrating as well.

Feel free to reach out to me if you need an animator, designer, or illustrator. I would love to hear about your project and how I can help bring it to life. I check my email regularly and will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

Fast Facts
• I can wiggle my ears.
• I love D&D (I’ve been playing off and on since 2nd edition).
• Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair was the catalyst that cemented my direction.
• Made viewers emotional over the fate of an animated flour sack.
• I have scars on both knees from two separate bike accidents.
• I used to draw in coloring books creating comical and ridiculous scenes


Employment and project experience

Animator/Designer Lure Digital
September 2019 - Present
–Character and environment design as well as animation on explainer videos for Invia Robotics

Animator Parry Gripp
September 2019 - Present
–Animated music videos for YouTube channel

Animator Legacy Animation Studios
December 2017 - Present
–Animator on Dawgtown feature film

Animator/Storyboard Artist El Grupo Animation Workshop
July 2017 - Present
–Animated and storyboarded Nosfurratu short film
–Animated For A Few Dollars Less short film

Animator Dr. U Skin and Hair Clinic
July 2019 - September 2019
–Animated explainer videos/ads for treatment of scalp condition

Animator/Character Designer Lowbrow Studios
June 2018 - February 2019
–Animated characters for Annie Award nominated series, Human Kind Of
–Provided character designs for Adam Ruins Cops episode of Adam Ruins Everything.
–Provided character designs for pilot episode of Tommy Wiseau’s Space World on YouTube


Qualifications and education
BS in Media Arts & Animation at Art Institute of Pittsburgh


Standard Rate:
$250 per day ($31.25 per hour)

Skills

2D Animation, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Animation, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk SketchBook, Cartoon, Character Design, Freehand Digital Illustration, Illustration, Toon Boom Harmony, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

Experience Level

Adobe After Effects
Expert
Adobe Illustrator
Expert
Adobe Photoshop
Expert
Adobe Premiere Pro
Expert
Autodesk Maya
Intermediate
Autodesk SketchBook
Expert
Toon Boom Harmony
Expert
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
Intermediate

Industry Experience

Media & Entertainment
    uniE621 Adam Ruins Everything
    Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think...
    uniE621 Adam Ruins Everything
    Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think...
    uniE621 Adam Ruins Everything
    Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think...
    uniE621 Adam Ruins Everything
    Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think...
    uniE621 Space World TX Turnaround
    Final character design for Tommy Wiseau's TX character from Space World. #illustrator #characterdesigner...
    uniE621 Sleepy Joe Turnaround
    Character design turn around. Created in Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop. #illustrator #characterdesigner #animator...
    uniE608 Animation Reel
    Animation Reel Breakdown 1. Human, Kind Of Animation by Matt Westfall Created in Toon Boom Harmony ​ 2. The Realbergs Animation and Clean Up by Matt ...
    uniE621 Alien Encounter
    Personal Illustration created in Sketchbook Pro. #illustrator...

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