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Sophia Johnson

Chicago, Illinois     224-256-6755


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois 2019-present

Bachelor Fine arts, Animation, Merit Scholarship Recipient

Dulwich College International Suzhou

Jiangsu, Suzhou, graduated 2019

IB Bilingual diploma

Professional Experience

Graphic Design Internship, Dim Events

Chicago, IL 2021.12.10-2 5.13

Designed logos and fliers for advertisement.

3d Animator Internship, FlashMonkey Inc.

Chicago, IL 2021.7-2022.1.19
Designed the mascot of the company and created a 3d model based on it. Painted and rigged the model in
Maya for animating. Made 3 demo animations to demonstrate the character, and created an introduction video for the company.

AV tech support, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL, 2019- present

Worked as a technical support assistant for projectors, speakers, monitors, iMacs and Zoom in school events such as art exhibitions, artist talks and Zoom webinars.

Logo designer, Innovision Semiconductor Inc.

Guangzhou, China, 2019

Designed website heading logo and product logos for semiconductors for the company.

Relevant coursework

Adobe Animate


Adobe Photoshop

Substance Painter

Adobe Premiere Pro


Adobe After Effects

Toon Boom Harmony

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

Clip Studio Paint EX


Designing, Storyboarding

Animating, Keyframing 



English (native)

Chinese (proficient)

Group Exhibitions

2019   Homescape, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

   2020   At Home through the Phone, Online


    2022   SAIC @ the Field Museum, Group Show

Harris Education Center, Field Museum Chicago, IL


Learned to apply traditional animation principles to 3D rigged 

models, and timing the keyframes to create believable animation.

Experimental 3d

Learned functions in Maya relating to animating and rendering, and also modeling and painting textures within Zbrush and Substance Painter

Digital bodies

Created figures, rigged joints, and keyframed body parts in Maya

Virtual Installation

Made AR projects, such as filters in Instagram, Facebook, and applications with Vuforia, Unity, GitHub and Mozilla Hubs

Made fundamental animations using traditional methods of hand drawing, learning to apply the basic principles of animation.

Visual artist studying as a Senior in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently lives in Chicago and is fluent in English and Mandarin. Focus on digital drawing, animation, video editing, designing and in all, creating artworks of value. 

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