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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 production. Full-scale animation production for small to medium scale animation work.
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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