Randy Hayes

Randy Hayes

Senior Animator / 12 yrs

Dallas, TX

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Senior Animator

Scooby (2020)

Animator / Story Artist / Layout

Borderlands 3

Animation Lead (Supervising Animator)

Mosley

Animator, Character Lead

Son of Jaguar (2017)

Temp Animator

Ferdinand (2017)

Senior Animator, Character Lead

Rock Dog (2017)

Senior Animator, Character Lead

The Book of Life (2014)

Animator, Sequence Lead

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (2012)

Animator

Daffy's Rhapsody (2012)

Animator

I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat (2011)

Animator

Coyote Falls (2010)

Animator

Rabid Rider (2010)

Animator

Fur of Flying (2010)

Lead Animator, New Hire Trainer

Open Season 3 (2011)

Animator

Open Season 2 (2008)

CG Animator

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furiuos Five (2008)

Animator

Transfer: Take Your Medicine (2011)

Currently working on SCOOB! for Reel FX and WB.  

Recently completed Storyboard, Layout, and Animation work on Borderlands 3, and before that I was animating and supervising on Mosley, a feature film in New Zealand (co-produced in China).

I've worked at Brazen Animation, BlueSky Studios, and Reel FX, and done contracts for several other places. I’ve dabbled in VR, games, and shorts, but most of my experience is in feature films and DTV features. 

Feature credits include "Scoob!" (2020), “Mosley,” "The Book of Life," “Ferdinand,” "Rock Dog," and I also contributed significantly to the 2010/11 Looney Tunes CG shorts series.

I also have experience as a character lead, artist mentor, lead animator and supervising animator.
Work History
  • August 2019 - February 2020

    Senior Animator

    Reel FX

  • August 2018 - June 2019

    Animator / Story Artist / Layout

    Gearbox Software

    Storyboards, Animatics, Layout and Animation for Borderlands 3.
  • January 2018 - April 2018

    Animation Lead / Supervising Animator

    Huhu Studios

    Supervised teams in NZ and China on Feature Film, Mosley (2019), after original Animation Director left project
  • June 2017 - February 2018

    Animator

    Huhu Studios

  • March 2017 - June 2017

    Animator

    Reel FX

  • September 2016 - March 2017

    Animator

    Brazen Animation

  • January 2016 - June 2016

    Animator

    Blue Sky Studios

  • February 2012 - January 2016

    Senior Animator

    Reel FX

    Primarily responsible for CG character animation for Film, TV, ride attractions, and CP work
    Continuing duties as Artist Mentor, Character Lead, Shot Lead, R&D lead
    Also served as interim Supervisor

    Projects include:
    Rock Dog (2015)
    The Book of Life (2014)
    Chuck E. Cheese reboot (2012)
    Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Ride Film (2012)
  • October 2010 - October 2013

    Adjunct Faculty, Character Animation

    The Art Institute of Dallas

    Critique Assignments, offer lectures, and otherwise assist in training students in Character Animation.
  • October 2007 - February 2012

    Animator

    Reel FX

    Produce character animation for Film, TV and Video.

    Served as Character Lead for four characters on Open Season 3, including Alistair the Llama (super fun character!).

    Train new hires, serve as a mentor for incoming apprentices

    Wrote & Implemented Animation department training manual

    Projects include:
    Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat," "Daffy's Rhapsody," "Coyote Falls," "Fur of Flying," "Rabid Rider"
    Open Season 3
    Kung Fu Panda, Secrets of the Furious Five
    Open Season 2
  • September 2005 - July 2008

    Freelance Artist / Designer

    Self-employed

    As a freelancer, I've done storyboards, website design and maintenance, illustrations, logo design, videography, motion graphics, and other various creative projects.
  • April 2007 - September 2007

    Apprentice

    Reel FX

    Trained under personal mentors to develop my skills in character animation.
    Produced animation for broadcast, video, web, and commercial productions.
Education
  • The Art Institute of Dallas

    2005 - 2007