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COLIN GILES

Creative Director // Animator // Designer


Vancouver, B.C. // 778 668-7517 // cgiles@vfs.com

Work Experience
Creative Director ACA, CA // Vancouver Film School, Vancouver // 2014 -Current
Responsible for cultivating and leading the academic vision and culture of the Animation Concept
Art and Classical Animation programs through collaborative direction, leadership and mentoring.
Supervise and mentor final student portfolio projects. Advise and contribute to school marketing
initiatives.

2D Animator Sausage Party // Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver, B.C. // 2015 -2016


Contract animator responsible for a 1-minute 2d traditional sequence. Provided animation, colour
script design, and final line and colour renders.

Senior Instructor Animation // Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, B.C. //2012 2014
Supervised curriculum development & team of animation instructors for 3D Animation and Visual
Effects program. Mentored final projects and instructed Acting for Animators Courses.

Lead Animator - Thomas and Friends // Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver, B.C. // 2005 2012
Lead CG Animator on Thomas and Friends television and DVD productions, CG Character
Animator on Happily N'ever After feature film, Flash Animator on Jacob Two-Two, Max and Ruby,
and Dan Vs. television productions. Title Sequence designer on Thomas and Friends DVD
productions.

Animation Instructor // Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, B.C. // 2011 2012


Animation Instructor in 3D Animation and Visual Effects program for classical animation,
CG animation, and visual storytelling.
Character Animator Happily Never After // Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver, B.C. // 2006 2007

Animator & Animation Timer // Carbunkle Cartoons // 2002 2007


Freelance Traditional Animator, Animation Timer on Ren and Stimpy Adult Cartoon Party
television production, Animation Timer on Robotboy television production and Haunted World of El
Superbeasto feature film.

Head Instructor // College of Interactive Arts, Vancouver, B.C. // 2004 2005


Head instructor and curriculum development for 3D Animation and Game Design program.

Colin Giles // cgiles@vfs.com

Animator // Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver, B.C. // 2001 - 2004


Flash Animator on Mucha Lucha television production, Traditional Animator on Eight Crazy Nights
feature film.

Animation Supervisor & Animator // Natterjack Animation, Vancouver, B.C // 1998 -2003
Traditional Animator on multiple Disney Interactive productions and multiple television
commercials spots for Cartoon Network, Kelloggs, and NBA. Animation Supervisor on HBOs A
Little Curious television production.

Animator// Delaney and Friends, Vancouver, B.C. // 1999 - 2001


Freelance Traditional Animator on multiple television commercial spots for Ford, Live Links and
Helix Chemical Co.

Honors and Awards


Outstanding Contribution Award Curriculum Development // Vancouver Film School // 2016
Excellence in Teaching Award nominee // Vancouver Film School // 2012, 2014
SIGGRAPH - speaker // Anaheim, California // 2013
Vancouver Sun/CBC Video Workshop - Keynote Speaker // Vancouver// 2012
Seoul Character Fair - Keynote Speaker // Seoul, Korea // 2005
Education
Animation Masterclass Pixars Andrew Gordon & Mathew Luhn // Vancouver // 2012
Diploma Commercial Animation // Capilano University, North Vancouver// 1998
Foundation Art // Emily Carr University, Vancouver// 1995

Colin Giles // cgiles@vfs.com