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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, game 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

Sibling Rivalry Games
Art Director/Illustrator/Animator/Marketing Strategist
Oct 2017 - Present

• App Creation
• Art Director
• Illustrator:
     - character design
     - background/environment artwork
     - UI / menu navigational elements
     - social media assets
• Animator:
     - 2D character animation
     - 2D background/environmental animation
     - UI / menu navigational animation
     - social media assets
• Sprite Asset Creation:
     - discussions with dev to create streamlined assets
     - preparing assets for export
     - sprite sheet prep
     - importing assets into Unity for dev use

• Collaborative Branding
• Social Media Asset Prep
• Collaborative Marketing Strategies / Multi-Media
• Communication with all departments / freelancers


Hyper Happy Productions
Owner
Nov 2011 - Jun 2017

• App Development
• Illustrator
      - character design
     - background/environment artwork
     - UI/menu navigational elements
     - social media assets
• Animator:
     - 2D character animation
     - 2D background/environmental animation
     - Ui/menu navigational animation
     - social media assets
• Game Development
 Collaborative Branding
Social Media Asset Prep
• Communication with all departments / freelancers

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

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

 

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

• Video Game Development
• App Development

• ActionScript Programming
• Microsoft Power Point
• Print Design

• Illustration
• Website Design
• Web Marketing
• MAC and PC

 

EDUCATION
Sheridan College, Oakville ON
• New Media Design

Post Graduate Certificate
2003 - 2004


Sheridan College, Oakville ON
• Advanced Illustration
Post Graduate Certificate
2002 - 2003


Sheridan College, Oakville ON
• Illustration
Diploma Certificate

1999 - 2002

Sheridan College, Oakville ON
• 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