Ruth Williams   San Francisco, CA, 941070   (415)341-8024   ruth@animalocean.com   http://www.animalocean.com
Education
Stanford University
April 1998 BA, Visual Studies & Computer Animation Stanford, CA, USA
Individually designed major. Assisted teaching an art class in computer animation. Other coursework includes an independent study in 3D computer animation, painting, drawing, clay modeling, design, 2D digital art, film and media study, making documentary video, and drama.
Cogswell College
1997 Visitor, Computer & Video Imaging Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Coursework in 3D modeling and animation with 3D Studio Max and Lightwave.
Max Planck Gymnasium
1992-1993 Visitor Goettingen, Germany
Majored in art and math.
Experience
Freelance
March 2002 - present Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Animator San Francisco , CA, USA
Clients include USDA Forest Service, Red Horseshoe Paper, and Healy Communications.
Silicon Valley College
January 2003 - April 2003 3D Studio MAX Instructor Emeryville, CA, USA
Teach architecture students how to create models and animations with 3DS MAX.
Strings of Art
September 2002 - April 2003 After School Teacher San Mateo, CA, USA
Teach 3rd - 5th graders HTML and mosaics; help preschoolers make puppets and put on a show.
GrandMastaDon Games
January 2002 - June 2002 Artist Mountain View, CA, USA
Created 16x16 pixel animated characters and a variety of backgrounds and frame styles, as well as cutscene illustrations and collateral material for a Game Boy Advance demo game.
Castro Middle School
June 2002 Visiting Instructor San Jose, CA, USA
Taught students sketching techniques and polymer clay design.
KRON-TV
December 2000 - May 2002 Graphic Artist San Francisco, CA, USA
Designed graphics for the news (such as over-the-shoulder art), & animated opens for specials.
Spinway
April 2000 - November 2000 Animation & Interactivity Designer Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Created animated interactive presentations & promotional videos; wrote & directed celebratory videos.
Television Associates
October 1998 - April 2000 Graphic Artist & Web Master Mountain View, CA, USA
Designed interactive interfaces, animation, and graphics for CD-ROM, DVD, video, web, and print.
Stanford University
June 1997 - December 1998 Multimedia Consultant Stanford, CA, USA
Academic Technology Lab, Meyer Library, Stanford University:
Created animation and graphics for promotional projects; taught workshops on HTML, Photoshop, and video for the web; assisted faculty and students with multi-media projects.
Awards
Humanities Award in Studio Art, Stanford University Department of Art, Stanford, CA.
Winner for Best Set at Stanford University's Dorm Theatre Awards, Stanford, CA.