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Sophia Johnson

New York, New York

boreasjohnson27@gmail.com     224-256-6755    https://www.sophiajohns27.com

 

Education

School of Visual Arts

New York, 2023-present

Master of Fine arts, Computer Arts

 

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

Professional Experience

IB Bilingual diploma

Video Editing Internship, Design & Customize LLC

Burlingame, CA 2023.6.6-8-4

Created 3D and 2D animations for advertisement on Instagram. Modeled, textured and animated assets in Blender, and composited videos to match the brand. Added and edited stock library audio to provided footage and made many different designs of logo openings for each advertisement clip.

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- 2023

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. Handed out equipment to students during exhibitions and helped solve technical issues when equipment had problems or people were confused.

Adobe Animate

Maya

Adobe Photoshop

Substance Painter

Adobe Premiere Pro

Zbrush

Adobe After Effects

Toon Boom Harmony

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

Clip Studio Paint EX

Blender

Python in Maya

Modeling

Designing, Storyboarding

Animating, Keyframing 

Illustration

Languages

English (native)

Chinese (proficient)

Learned to apply traditional animation principles to 3D rigged 

models, and timing the keyframes to create believable animation.

Group Exhibitions

2019   Homescape, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

   2020   At Home through the Phone, Online

https://anneligoeller.net/athomethroughthephone.html

 

    2022   SAIC @ the Field Museum, Group Show

Harris Education Center, Field Museum Chicago, IL

 

    2023   FVNMA Siskel Festival  2023 thesis show

164 N. State St. Chicago, IL

 

Relevant coursework

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 that has graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA degree. Currently attending the School of Visual Arts Computer Arts degree in New York, focusing on 3D animation. Worked as a video editor intern in Burlingame 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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