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THADEUS RANKIN:

Thadeus loves his craft and strives to deliver nothing but the best quality he can produce. With a background of years in advertising and an education in illustration and web design, his skills continue to grow and flourish after each project. Thadeus has many ventures in production and looks forward to sharing his passion for quality visuals with wonderful people like you.

 

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PROFILE

Highly experienced graphic designer, illustrator, animator,
motion designer and web designer with a work history
of more than 15 years.  Thadeus has performed diligently
and consistently with big brands such as Toyota, ING Direct, Hellmanns and Sunlight.  His work has also been featured
in several magazines including but not limited to Kayak, Chill,
and CSO.  With a healthy track record of animated projects such
as banners, websites, multi-media and a children’s property that was worked on for 4 years, any project is ready to be tackled prominently and skillfully with the utmost of expertise.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

iApp Development
Art Director/Illustrator/Animator/Marketing Strategist
Nov 2011 - Jun 2017

• iApp Artwork / Animation / Character Design
• Collaborative Branding
• Art Direction / Marketing Strategies / Multi-Media

Dashboard: Brand Communications
Art Director/Illustrator/Animator
July 2005 - Nov 2011
• Art Director
• Illustrator
     - character design
     - logo design
     - environment design
• Animator
     - 2D character animation
     - Motion Graphics
• Print Design
     - Business Plans
• Collaborative Brainstorming / Conceptual
• Action Script 2.0 coding
• Action Script 3.0 coding
• Storyboard Renderings
• Presentation Asset Development
• Custom Power Point presentations for new business pitches
• Banner production

Clients Include:
• ING Direct
• Toyota Canada
• Hellmann’s
• 3M Filtrete Filters
• Atlantic Lottery Corporation
• Chocolate Villa
• Home Hardware
• LCBO
• Ontario Toyota Dealers Association
• Papermate
• Vaseline
• Pirate Radio
• Smart Technologies
• Sunlife Insurance
• Dairy Farmers of Canada
• Sunlight
• Axe
• YTV

Kids Minds At Play
Lead Creative
• Illustrator
     - character design
     - character renderings
     - environment design
     - style guides
     - custom artwork for business proposal
• Animator
     - character animation
     - environmental animation
• Programmer
     - Project Flash Demo Programming
• Print
     - Business proposal and appendix document design
• Presentation
     - Custom Power Point proposal presentations

Thadeus Maximus Artworks
www.thadeusmaximus.com
Freelance Illustrator
Dec 2001 - Present

• Freelance Illustrator
• Website Designer/Developer
• Flash Game Creator/Developer

Clients include:
• Kayak Magazine
• Chill Magazine
• Nelvana Character Rendering
• CSO Magazine

• T.Rowe Price
• Metroland
• Dashboard: Axe Flash Game

Hyper Happy Productions
www.hyperhappyproductions.com
Owner
Nov 2011 - Jun 2017

• App Development
• Game Development
• Illustration
• Animation

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)
Volunteer Work / Creative Assistance
Dec 2013 - July 2015

Volunteer work to establish the TAAFI Maarket
• Provided ideas based on previous convention experience
• Provided creative services for downloadable content including PDFs, artwork assets and design
• Assisting at the TAAFI Maarket event

 

SOFTWARE AND SKILLS
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Flash
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Dreamweaver 
• 
ImageReady
• Adobe After Effects
• ActionScript Programming

• Microsoft Power Point
• Print Design

• Illustration
• Website Design
• Web Marketing
• MAC and PC
• Video Game Development
• iApp Development

 

EDUCATION
Sheridan College, Oakville ON
• New Media Design

Post Graduate Certificate
2003 - 2004


• Advanced Illustration Post Graduate Certificate 2002 - 2003

• Illustration Diploma Certificate
1999 - 2002

• Continuing Education / Part-Time Courses Background Painting
Comics and Sequential Art
Drawing 1
1998 - 1999

 

AWARDS
As a member of Dashboard I’ve been involved in the following award winning projects:

3M Filtrete Filters
• FWA award

Toyota 3D Experience – Ontario Toyota Dealers
• FWA Public Shortlist

Get a Load of Milk - Dairy Farmers of Canada
• Applied Arts Interactive Awards: Advertising
• Davery Awards Gold-Food & Beverages
• New York Festivals Certificate-Art & Craft Technique
• W3 Silver-Food & Beverage


Sunlight Every Grass Stain Tells A Story
• Awards Gold-Broadband
• Applied Arts Interactive Awards Finalist
• W3 awards: Best in Show
• London International Awards Finalist

Wrigley’s Sweeeet Shot
• Davey awards Silver-Branding

Vaseline Personalized Skin Analysis
• Applied Arts Interactive Annual
• Davey Awards Silver-Consumer Products / Services
• Digital Marketing Awards Certificate - Consumer
Packaged Goods
• W3 Gold-Beauty & Cosmetics