JASON T KRUS

Pasadena, Ca 91106

STORYBOARD ARTIST, CHARACTER DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR

Illustration ▪ Character Design ▪ Storyboards ▪ Product Design▪Animation Video Games ▪ Films ▪ Comic Books ▪ TV Adaptations

Experienced artist, illustrator, and designer in the television, film and video game industries. Three-time award-nominated comic book illustrator (Eisner Award, Harvey Award and Comics Buyers Guide).
 

WORK HISTORY

PRINCESS PICTURES, Australia 2021--present

Storyboard

  • Currently working as a storyboard artist on an unannounced Adult Swim cartoon with Princess Pictures

  • Working heavily in ToonBoom's, “Storyboard Pro”

 

TITMOUSE ANIMATION, Burbank, CA 2020--2020

Storyboard Revisionist

  • Revised storyboards, created new storyboards, and put characters on-model with Titmouse Animation for “Chicago Party Aunt” which will air on Netflix

  • Also worked briefly for their “Special Projects” division on an internal pitch utilizing Adobe Animate/Flash

  • Worked heavily in ToonBoom's, “Storyboard Pro”

 

CBS, Manhattan, NY 2020—2020

Character Designer

  • Created character designs for the CBS show, “Tooning Out The News”

  • Worked heavily in Photoshop while also breaking up the designs for animation

 

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR, Pasadena, Ca 2015--2019

  • Created product designs based on the Greek Gods to be used on decorative wristbands for Zox

  • Created various character designs for “CryptoKitties” collectible BlockChain game

  • Created illustrations for “goTRG.com” website

  • Created various character designs for Emerald Create utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator based on 3D models for an upcoming animated film in the Chinese market.

 

ODDBOT ANIMATION, Glendale, Ca 2019—2019

Storyboard Revisionist

  • Revised and created storyboards at Oddbot Animation for “Muppet Babies” short-term

  • Worked exclusively in Storyboard Pro creating rough board

BENTO BOX ENTERTAINMENT, North Hollywood, Ca 2019—2019

Storyboard Artist

  • Created storyboards at Bento Box Entertainment for Amy Poehler's animated series, “Duncanville”

  • Worked exclusively in Storyboard Pro creating rough and clean-up boards

 

AGE OF LEARNING, INC., Glendale, Ca 2018—2019

Senior Artist

  • Created various mini-game, educational assets utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

WILDWORKS, Salt Lake City, UT 2015--2017

Marketing Illustrator

  • Illustrated characters, crafts and activities for kids at Wildworks for the online game "Animal Jam" and the mobile game, "Play Wild".

  • Responsible for creating many of the game's advertising campaigns including seasonal as well as holiday banners, spot illustrations, and "Look of the Week" characters based on children's in-game avatars.

 

PLAYNEXT GAMES (formerly Aeria Games), Santa Clara, Ca 2013—2015

Senior Animator and Game Artist

  • Animated and altered existing animation for use in the 3d/2d animated mobile game, "Assassin's Creed: Memories" utilizing 3d Studio Max, Adobe Flash for PlayNext Games in Santa Clara, Ca

  • Created storyboards for "Assassin's Creed: Memories"

  • Created character designs as well as visual effects for "Nova Smash".

GREE INTERNATIONAL, San Francisco, Ca 2012—2013

Animator

  • Animated for various mobile games such as “Monster Quest”, “Dragonia” and “Crime City 2” utilizing a number of different programs including Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Autodesk Maya and After Effects.


EDUCATION

  • California Institute of the Arts – Candidate, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Character Animation

  • Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Communications

 

EXPERTISE

  • Illustration

  • Storyboards

  • Character Design

  • Screenwriting

  • Classical Animation

 

TV CREDITS

  • World of Quest—Creator and Screenwriter

  • Duncanville

  • Muppet Babies

  • Tooning Out The News

  • Unannounced Netflix Show

  • Unannounced Adult Swim Show

 

FILM CREDITS

  • Fast 5

  • The Barnyard

  • Cats and Dogs

SOFTWARE

  • Storyboard Pro

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Flash

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Adobe After Effects

 

SHIPPED TITLES

  • Animal Jam

  • Dragonia

  • Monster Quest

  • Kingdom Age Book of Ashes

  • Animal Jam

  • Dino Life

  • Ratatouille

  • Ratatouille: Food Frenzy

  • AMF Extreme Bowling

  • Star Trek: Tactical Assault

  • Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos

  • Master of Orion 3

  • Cashflow 101

  • Cashflow 202

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