Randy Hayes

Randy Hayes

Senior Animator / Mid-level Animation Supervisor / 15 yrs

Austin, TX

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Animation Supervisor

RWBY Vol 8 (2020)

Senior Animator

Scooby (2020)

Animation Lead (Supervising Animator)


Temp Animator

Ferdinand (2017)

Senior Animator, Character Lead

Rock Dog (2017)

Senior Animator, Character Lead

The Book of Life (2014)


Daffy's Rhapsody (2012)


Coyote Falls (2010)

Animator, Character Lead

Son of Jaguar (2017)

Animator, Sequence Lead

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (2012)


I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat (2011)

Animator / Story Artist / Layout

Borderlands 3 (2019)


Rabid Rider (2010)


Fur of Flying (2010)

Lead Animator, New Hire Trainer

Open Season 3 (2011)


Open Season 2 (2008)

CG Animator

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


Transfer: Take Your Medicine (2011)

Currently Supervising Animation at Rooster Teeth Productions in Austin, TX, on their long-running anime streaming series, RWBY.

Most recently animated on SCOOB! for Reel FX and WAG.

In 2019 I 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
  • Animation Supervisor

    Rooster Teeth

    March 2020 - December 2022
    Austin, Texas, United States
  • Senior Animator

    Reel FX

    August 2019 - February 2020
    Dallas, Texas, US

    Animation for SCOOB! for WB

  • Animator / Story Artist / Layout

    Gearbox Software

    August 2018 - June 2019
    Dallas, TX

    Storyboards, Animatics, Layout and Animation for Borderlands 3.

  • Animation Lead / Supervising Animator

    Huhu Studios

    January 2018 - April 2018
    New Zealand, Dallas TX

    Supervised teams in NZ and China on Feature Film, Mosley (2019), after original Animation Director left project

  • Animator

    Huhu Studios

    June 2017 - February 2018
  • Animator

    Reel FX

    March 2017 - June 2017
  • Animator

    Brazen Animation

    September 2016 - March 2017
  • Animator

    Blue Sky Studios

    January 2016 - June 2016
  • Senior Animator

    Reel FX

    February 2012 - January 2016

    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)

  • Adjunct Faculty, Character Animation

    The Art Institute of Dallas

    October 2010 - October 2013

    Critique Assignments, offer lectures, and otherwise assist in training students in Character Animation.

  • Animator

    Reel FX

    October 2007 - February 2012

    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

  • Freelance Artist / Designer


    September 2005 - July 2008

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

  • Apprentice

    Reel FX

    April 2007 - September 2007

    Trained under personal mentors to develop my skills in character animation.
    Produced animation for broadcast, video, web, and commercial productions.

  • The Art Institute of Dallas

    2005 - 2007