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Joshua Merck is an animator and rigging artist who has full work experience in all aspects of cg -- and a love for people.
2018 Annecy Animation Festival (Nominated) - Assassin's Creed Origins 'From Sand'
2016 London International Awards (LIA) Bronze - Kohler 'Never Too Next'
2013 Visual Effects Society Animation (Nominated) - Hallmark 'Motherbird' * | ADWeek Award - Valspar 'Choices' *
2012 AICP Animation - Hallmark 'Motherbird' * | Ciclope Bronze - 3D Animation - Hallmark 'Motherbird' * | London International Awards (LIA) Bronze - Animation - Hallmark 'Motherbird' *
2011 Cannes Lions Award Gold - OFFF Opening Titles
2009 Clio Gold - Animation - Coke 'It's Mine' | D&AD Yellow Pencil - Coke 'It's Mine'
2008, 2007 BOXX SIGGRAPH Presentation Artist *
2006 First Boards Award 2nd Place - Joshua Merck *
* lead artist or personal award
Fresh Air Animation; Asheville, North Carolina -- 2013-current
Owner; Remote animation and rigging artist for commercial, film, and interactive production. Nurturing quality relationships with clients such as Carbon VFX, Jamm Visual, The Mill, MPC, ETC, Framestore, Patten Studio, Midnight Commercial, Interstate, General Mills, Big Shot Toyworks and more.
The Mill; New York, New York -- 2004-2013
Lead of Animation & Rigging / Project Supervisor (2009-2013); Senior Animator / Project Lead (2006-2009); CG Artist (2004-2005); Runner (late 2003).
Freelance Artist; New York, New York -- 2003
CG Generalist for Curious Pictures and Animator for Launch (Charlex). Experience covering all aspects of CG production. Nickelodeon, Allegra.
Wild Hare Studios; Atlanta, Georgia -- 2003
2d hand-drawn animation, After-Effects compositing, and CG generalist for Cartoon Network television shows. Aqua-Teen Hunger Force, Dora the Explorer, and Aquaman and Friends.
Fresh Air Animation - Fresh Air is any inspiring activity that one does outside of [work] to fuel creativity. Fresh Air produces more effective, efficient, and passionate artists.
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