Billy Harper

Billy Harper

Supervisor Animation/Character / 18 yrs

Seattle, WA, United States

Lead Character Artist

Superman Returns (2006)

Animator

inFAMOUS First Light

Animator

inFamous: Second Son (2014)

Animator

inFamous: Festival of Blood (2011)

Animator

inFamous 2 (2011)

Character Artist/Animator

Madden NFL 06 (2005)

Character Artist/Animator

Jak II

Character Artist/Animator

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

Character Artist/Animator

mark of kri

https://zerply.com/r/29Fe3B2L/2017-animation-reel

I am one lucky dude who started out drawing comics in grade school and eventually became a character modeling and animation professional in the entertainment industry.

I've worked with friends at powerhouse studios like SCEA, EA, and Naughty Dog. As well as owning a studio, named The Dreamhive, that helped my uber-talented friends get to work on fun projects for TV, Music, and Games.

I continue to get to work with friends, old and new, at Sucker Punch Productions as a Character/Animation/Cinematics Supervisor.

I get emotional for a living.
Work History
  • September 2009 - Present

    Character/Cinematic Supervisor

    Sucker Punch

    Responsible for working with Animation, Character, Design, Environment, and Engineering teams to develop characters, cinematics, animations, animation rigs and pipelines. Taking that information and applying it to schedules for the character, cinematic, and animation artists, and making sure everything is on track. Collaborating with the Art Director to make sure our style fits with the rest of the visuals. Then creating characters and animation that will help define that style and inspire the art team.
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  • May 2000 - May 2003

    Character Artist

    Naughty Dog

    character modeler, rigger, and animator on Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and Jak 2
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  • May 2003 - September 2005

    Character Artist

    Electronic Arts

    Character Lead for original titles.
    Character Rigging R&D for Next Gen Madden and Superman Returns.
    Character Modeler and Animator on NFL Street.
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  • August 1999 - August 2000

    Character Artist

    Sony Computer Entertainment America

    Character Modeler, Rigger, and Animator on Mark of Kri.
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  • October 2006 - August 2009

    Co-Founder/Character Director

    Dreamhive, LLC

    Besides co-founding the studio, I was the Character Director and Director of Client Affairs.

    As Director of Client Affairs, I was responsible for landing and managing contracts with Morgan Rose, Ready at Dawn, EA Salt Lake, SCEA, BottleRocket, and Madonna. I was also the key person in setting up a very exciting partnership with Jason Rubin, Andy Gavin, and Jason Kay's entertainment group, Monkey Gods

    A Character Director for our studio, I performed various Character Modeling, Texturing, and Rigging tasks. I also grew into an Animation Direction role o
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  • September 2005 - October 2006

    Character Art Consultant and Contractor

    My HomeWerk

    Bottlerocket Entertainment--Character Consultant/Modeler/Rigger/Animator on Xiaolin Showdown--The Game
    morganROSE--CG Character Development for Iron and The Maiden
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Education
  • East Tennessee State University

    1996 - 1998
  • Fairmont State University

    1991 - 1995