Ryan Frank Todd


Professional Summary

I am a recent graduate from the Academy of Art University, looking for an entry-level internship or career position as an animator, modeler, or rigger. Areas of experience include Autodesk: Maya, Mudbox, Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Microsoft: Excel, Powerpoint, Word. I am a creatively driven individual who is easy to work with. I am responsive to feedback and direction, and work hard to make improvements on a daily basis. I will continue to learn and grow in skill and understanding, and never stop working to become better at what I do.


Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 3D Animation & Visual Effects
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Enrolled: June 2010 – December 2014
Current Overall GPA: 3.75

Bachelors of Science (BS) Mechanical Engineering
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Graduated: May 2010
Overall GPA: 3.75
Aerospace Technology – Minor, Dean’s List, Honor Roll, President Pi Tau Sigma


Employment History


DreamWorks Animation SKG, Glendale, California:    January 2015 – Present

Animation Facilities Clerk


-Facilitate physical needs for all feature animation production and overhead departments.
-Organize and prepare spaces for departmental meetings, story pitches and large company-wide all-hands events.
-Catalog, route and fulfill large company-wide demands for office furniture and supplies.


DreamWorks Animation SKG, Glendale, California:    September 2014 – December 2014

Training Department Intern and Associate


-Scheduled on-going education classes across the entire spectrum of the animation pipeline for artists and technology teams.
-Ensured trainees had proper preparation, equipment and tools for classes in their specialty.
-Setup, troubleshot, and fixed equipment used to facilitate cross site communication.
-Internship led to a temporary full-time position, covering for training department employees on maternity leave.


Costco Wholesale, Bozeman, Montana:    June 2011 – September 2014

Tire Shop Associate/Forklift Operator


-Provided superior customer service to members at the Tire Shop front desk.
-Scheduled appointments, sold tires, and advised on all customer questions.
-Tire installation, removal and repair technician.


GT Solar Inc. – Polysilicon Division, Missoula, Montana:    May 2009 – April 2011

Mechanical Engineer Intern and Associate


-Part of research and development team, tasked with confidential advances in solar cells and panels.
-Acted as liaison between GT Solar and Chemical Engineering at Montana State University.
-Assembled and assisted in the design of a test apparatus used to run experiments.
-Expedited and analyzed reports and data.


Professional Skills

Maya, Mudbox, ZBrush, Photoshop, After Effects, DWA Proprietary animation software – Premo, Illustrator, QuickTime, Microsoft Office (Word,Powerpoint, Excel, Calendar), Gmail, Google Calendar

Hobbies & Interests

Movies, video games, theater/acting, spending time with my family.