Sean Dicken - Animation Director, Animator
San Pablo, CA

• Highly proficient with After Effects, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.
Experienced in traditional and digital asset creation and multi-technique pipelines.
Animation and technical lead with experience with game, web, and broadcast productions.

Professional Work History Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE)- Senior Motion Graphics Animator. In charge of designing, producing, and directing motion graphics and animation for UC Berkeley, the HAAS School of Business, UCSF|UC Hastings Medical School. Experience at BRCOE also includes extensive video editing and live action production studio work.
LeapFrog (Contract)- Animation director and animator for point-of-sale and website advertising of interactive children’s books, toys, apps, and tablet hardware. Animation/ GUI emulation for In-Device demos for tablet products. 2011- 2014
Duck Duck Moose- Senior Animator- Lead for a variety of children's educational apps. Animation director for promotional videos. Also responsible for various other graphic and design tasks.  2013

Placefull (Freelance) Animation director and animator- Directed and animated two explainer videos for December 2012 - February 2013
Special Agent Productions (Freelance) Flash and After Effects animator for broadcast television and web content. 2011- 2012

Tintri (Freelance) After Effects and Flash animator on a sales video for technology company Tintri. Also responsible for designing the backgrounds and tertiary characters. May- July 2012

Bambi’s Forest Friends (Freelance for Disney Online)- Background painter and color stylist. 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba! (Freelance for Nick Jr) Animation Director, After Effects and Flash character animator, and Storyboard Artist for nine 90-second animated shorts. 2007- 2009

Bubble Guppies (Wildbrain for Nick Jr) After Effects animator, background painter, and color stylist. Animated 2D characters and designed special effects in After Effects. Assembled 3D layouts out of 2D background paintings, and created new background images and color design as needed. 2007- 2009

Higglytown Heroes (Wildbrain for Playhouse Disney) Lead 3D Modeler, 3D Texture Artist, Color Designer. Design, model, rig, UV layout, and design textures for 3D characters and props in Maya for the "Higglytown Heroes" TV Series. Photoshop painting of 2D backgrounds and 2D props, as well as color design for elements to be modeled and textured overseas. 2003- 2006

Animation Mentor Certificate in Advanced Character Animation 2011
San Francisco State University BA in Cinema, focus in Animation 1999