Nicole Herr

Nicole Herr

Supervising Character/Creature Animator

Supervisor Character Animator / 20 yrs

USA

Hire Me

Lead Animator - Halon

Civilization VII (2024)

Various Roles, Based on Project

Walt Disney Imagineering

Previs Lead - Netflix Animation

Blue Eye Samurai (2023)

Fellow - Epic Games

Unreal Fellowship

Layout Lead - Halon

Fortnite x Lady Gaga (2024)

Layout Lead - Halon

Fortnite C4S4 (2023)

Senior Character Animator - Halon

Remnant 2 (2023)

Animation Supervisor - Halon Entertainment

Avastars (2022)

Senior Character Animator - EA

Dragon Age: The Veilguard

Senior Character Animator - MPC

The Lion King (2019)

Senior Creature/Character Previs/Postvis Animator - MPC/DD

The Jungle Book (2016)

Lead Previs Animator - WEVR

Wizards take Flight (2021)

Senior Postviz Character Animator - Proof VFX

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Senior Character Animator - Imageworks

Watchmen (2009)

Senior Character Animator - The Third Floor

Rampage (2018)

Senior Character Animator - Animal Logic

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Open Season (2006)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Surf's Up (2007)

Senior Character Animator - Digital Domain

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018)

Senior Character Animator - Animal Logic

Sucker Punch 2011 (2011)

Sr Char Animator - The Mill / Sr Previs Animator - Proof

Apex Legends (2019)

Senior Character Animator - The Mill

Marvel Strikeforce (2018)

Senior Character Animator - The Mill

DirecTV - Meow (2018)

Senior Character Animator - Pure Imagination

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis (2019)

Senior Character Animator - Digital Domain

Power Rangers (2017)

Senior Character Animator - Digital Domain

Gears of War 4 (2016)

Senior Character Animator - Digital Domain

Ghost of Tsushima (2020)

Supervising Character Animator - Encore VFX

Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

Senior Character Animator - Encore VFX

Supergirl (2015)

Senior Character Animator - Encore VFX

The Flash (2014)

Lead Character Animator - Episode 408 - Encore VFX

Arrow (2012)

Senior Character Animator - Pixomondo

Game of Thrones - Time Warner Cable

Senior Character Animator - Digital Domain

Real Steel (2011)

Senior Animator - Mirada

Amazon.com: Kindle Paper

Senior Creature Animator - Mirada

iMac with Retina 5K display: The Evolution of Retina

Senior Character Animator/ Previs Animator - Aaron Sims Co

Smash

Senior Character Animator - Fellow VFX

Apple: IPhone 5

Animator - Sony Imageworks

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009)

Senior Character Animator - Prime Focus World

Stretch Armstrong

Senior Character Animator - Zoic

Fox/NFL: Cleatus & Almost Human

Senior Character Animator - Zoic

Intel & Toshiba: The Power Inside

Senior Character Animator - Blur

Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)

Lead Character Animator - Brain Zoo

Hasbro Family Game Night 4: The Game Show (2011)

Lead Animator - Brain Zoo

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United (2013)

Senior Character Animator - Brain Zoo

Pepe & Lucas

Senior Character Animator - Beau Studios

Beeline

Lead Character Animator - Brain Zoo

Kinect Star Wars (2012)

Lead Character Animator - Brain Zoo

stratego

Senior Character Animator - The Cartel

O.co: Evolution

Senior Character Animator - The Mission

McDonalds: Earths Treasure

Senior Character Animator - Imageworks

Green Lantern (2011)

Senior Character Animator - Method Studios

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Senior Character Animator - Rhythm & Hues

Hop (2011)

Senior Character Animator - Method Studios

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Senior Character Animator - Pixomondo

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Lead Character Animator - Furious FX

The Rum Diary (2011)

Lead Character Animator - Furious FX

Furry Vengeance (2010)

Hair Simulation Artist - Imageworks

G-Force (2009)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Speed Racer (2008)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Ghost Rider (2007)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

I Am Legend (2007)

Senior 3D Rotomator - Imageworks

Spider-Man (2002)

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Superman Returns (2006)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Monster House (2006)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Bewitched (2005)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

The Polar Express (2004)

Senior Rotomator - Imageworks

Evolution

Senior Character Animator - Cinesite

Solaris (2002)

Senior Character Animator - Cinesite

The In-Laws (2003)

Senior Character Animator - Cinesite

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Senior Character Animator/Lead Rotomator - Cinesite

X-Men 2 (2003)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

The ChubbChubbs! (2002)

Senior Character Animator - Imageworks

Riding In Cars With Boys (2001)

Senior Rotomator - Imageworks

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Digital Character Animator - Imageworks

Robota

Senior Rotomator - Imageworks

Hollow Man (2000)

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Titanic - 1997 (1997)

Digital Restoration Artist - Cinesite

Fantasia 2000 (2000)

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Overnight Delivery (1998)

Senior Rotomator - Imageworks

Stuart Little (1999)

Character Animator - Cinesite

Practical Magic

Character Animator/Lead Rotomator - Cinesite

Sphere (1998)

Character Animator - Cinesite

Dr Dolittle

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

The Beautician And The Beast

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Face/Off (1997)

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Air Force One (1997)

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Ashes From Paradise

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Hard Rain (1998)

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Digital Compositor - Cinesite

Space Jam (1996)

Nicole is a Supervising/Lead Character Animator with over 28 years of experience. She began her career in 1996 working at Cinesite, Hollywood on the movie Space Jam. Since then her credits have grown to include many aspects of entertainment, such as:

~ FEATURE FILMS ~
Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Open Season, Monster House, Ironman 2, Hollowman, I Am Legend, Surf's Up, Legend of the Guardians, Disney's Jungle Book, Disney's Lion King, Fantasia 2000, Space Jam, Jerry Maguire, Sphere, Titanic.

~ THEMED ATTRACTIONS ~
Disneyworld's Tron Lightcycle Run, Disney Shanghai Zootopia Ride, Epcot's Guardian's Ride, Sea World Abu Dhabi's Hypersphere, 6 Flag's WB/Justice League Ride, Harry Potter: Wizards take flight VR Experience.

~ TELEVISION SERIES ~
Blue Eye Samurai, Avastars, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, The Arrow

~ COMMERCIALS ~
Civilization VII, Fortnite, Game of Thrones/Time Warner, McDonalds, Overstock, Toshiba

~ GAME CINEMATICS ~
Dragon Age: The Veilguard, Gears of War 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Ghost of Tsushima


In 2007, Nicole joined Animation Mentor to help train the next generation of animators and previs artists. She is currently a Senior Mentor with the school, and an Autodesk Certified Instructor.

Member of The Visual Effects Society & The Television Academy
Work History
  • Animation Supervisor

    Halon Entertainment

    October 2022 - Present

    Animation Supervisor:
    ~ Avastars (Season 1)

    Lead Animator
    ~Civilization VII (Trailer)

    Layout Lead:
    ~ Fortnite (Trailers): C4S4, Festival Lady Gaga

    Character Animator:
    ~ Remnant 2 (Trailer)

  • Principle VFX Designer

    Walt Disney Imagineering

    March 2019 - Present
    Glendale, CA, US

    Animation Supervisor, Previs/layout Artist, and Character Animator for various Disney Theme Park attractions. Animator on various Research & Development projects.

    Projects Include: Upcoming Florida Ride (Previs) ~ Epcot Play! Pavilion (Animation Supervisor) ~ Zootopia: Hot Pursuit (Shanghai, Previs) ~ Tron (Disneyworld, Ride Cue Animation) ~ Guardians of the Galaxy, Cosmic Rewind (Epcot, Previs) ~ Disney Wish: AquaMouse (Previs) ~ Disney RnD (Various projects)

  • Senior Mentor

    Animation Mentor

    June 2007 - Present

    Autodesk Certified Instructor

    AM Courses taught by Nicole:
    - Animation Basics
    - Body Mechanics
    - Advanced Body Mechanics
    - Introduction to Acting
    - Advanced Acting
    - Polish & Portfolio
    - Animals & Creatures: Locomotion
    - Animals & Creatures: Fight & Flight
    - Previs (also developed this course)

    AM Independent workshops & talks:
    - Chinese studio: Flight mechanics of geese
    - CTN 2013: A future for animation - Working from home on great projects.
    - WIA AM discussion: Work/life balance in a remote world.

  • 2020 - Unreal Games Fellowship

    Epic Games

    August 2020 - August 2020

    ~ Epic Games Unreal Fellowship ~

  • Supervising/Lead Animator

    Supervising/Lead Character Animator

    January 2009 - Present

    HALON (2022-24):
    Anim Sup
    ~ Civilization 7 (Lead) ~ Fortnite: Various Trailers (Layout Lead) ~ Avastars (S1) ~ Remnant 2 (Trailer)

    DISNEY IMAGINEERING (2019-20, 2024):
    Anim Sup
    ~ Unnamed AK ride (Previs, Principle) ~ Epcot: Play! Pavilion

    NETFLIX ANIMATION (2020-22):
    Previs Lead
    ~ Blue Eye Samurai (S1)

    WEVR (2019):
    Previs Lead
    ~ WB Harry Potter Ride: Wizards take Flight (VR Experience)

    ENCORE (2015-16):
    Animation Sup / Previs Lead
    ~ Legends of Tomorrow (Anim Sup, S1) ~ Supergirl (Lead, S1) ~ The Flash (Lead, S2)

    MIRADA (2014):
    Lead Animator
    ~ Apple: 5K Retina Evolution (commercial)

    AARON SIMS CO. (2014):
    Lead Animator
    ~ Zamakan (Pitch)

    BRAIN ZOO (2011-12):
    Lead Animator
    ~ Marvel: Heroes United Ironman/Hulk ~ Pepe & Lucas ~ Lego Batman spot ~ Star Wars Kinect (game) ~ Stratego: Battle (commercial) ~ Family Game Night 4 (game)

    BEAU STUDIO (2012):
    Lead Animator
    ~ Various Beeline Commercials

    FURIOUS FX (2009-10):
    Lead Animator
    ~ Furry Vengeance ~ The Rum Diary

  • Senior Animator

    Senior Character Animator - Film

    January 2009 - Present

    MPC, LA (2014, 2017):
    ~ Disney's: The Lion King (Previs) ~ Disney's: The Jungle Book (Previs)

    DIGITAL DOMAIN (2011, 2014-15, 2016):
    ~ Power Rangers ~ Disney's: The Jungle Book (Pre/Postvis) ~ Real Steel

    THE THIRD FLOOR (2016-17)
    ~ Rampage (Previs)

    ENCORE (2015-16):
    ~ The Flash (Season-2) ~ Supergirl (Season-1)

    PROOF VFX (2014):
    ~ Guardians of the Galaxy (Pre/PostViz)

    PIXOMONDO (2010):
    ~ Ironman2

    PRIME FOCUS WORLD, London (2012):
    ~ Stretch Armstrong (Development)

    RHYTHM & HUES (2010-11):
    ~ Hop

    ANIMAL LOGIC, Sydney (2010):
    ~ Sucker Punch ~ Legend of the Guardians

    METHOD (2010):
    ~ The Sorcerer's Apprentice ~ Nightmare on Elm Street

  • Senior Animator

    Senior Character Animator - Special Venue

    January 2009 - Present

    MOUSETRAPPE (2022):
    ~ Seaworld, Abu Dahbi: Hypersphere (Final Animation)

    UNREAL FELLOWSHIP (2020):
    ~ Member of the Unreal Fellowship

    WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING (2019-20)
    ~ Various WDI Projects: Epcot Play! Pavilion (Animation Supervisor) ~ Zootopia Hot Pursuit (Shanghai, Previs) ~ Tron (Disneyworld, Ride Cue Animation) ~ Guardians of the Galaxy, Cosmic Rewind (Epcot, Previs) ~ Disney Wish, AquaMouse (Previs) ~ Disney RnD (Various unnamed projects)

    PURE IMAGINATION STUDIOS (2018):
    ~ 6 Flags - WB/Justice League Ride (Ride Cue Animation)

    AARON SIMS (2014):
    ~ Smash Music Video ~ Zamakan (Theme park pitch)

  • Senior Animator

    Senior Character Animator - Commercials

    January 2009 - Present

    HALON (2022-24
    ~ Civilization VII ~ Remnant 2 ~ various Fortnite commercials

    THE MILL (2018-19):
    ~ DirecTV: Meow ~ Marvel: Team Up Tales 5, Venom

    ZOIC (2013, 2018):
    ~ FOX/NFL: Cleatus/Select Comfort ~ FOX/NFL: Cleatus/Almost Human (series) ~ Toshiba: The Power Inside (series)

    MIRADA (2014):
    ~ Apple: The Evolution of Retina ~ Amazon: The New Kindle Voyage

    FELLOW LA (2013):
    ~ Apple: IPhone (series)

    PIXOMONDO (2013):
    ~ Game of Thrones/TWC

    MISSION STUDIOS (2011):
    ~ McDonald's: Earth's Treasure

  • Senior Animator

    Senior Character Animator - Games

    January 2009 - Present

    EA (2022):
    ~ Dragon Age: The Veilguard (Cinematics)

    THE MILL (2018-19):
    ~ Titanfall: Apex Legends Promo

    PROOF VFX (2018):
    ~ Titanfall:Apex Legends Promo (Previs)

    DIGITAL DOMAIN (2016, 2018):
    ~ Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Cinematics) ~ Ghost of Tsushima (Cinematics) ~ Eleven/11 (VR) ~ S-Squad (In Game) ~ Gears of War 4 (Cinematics)

    BLUR (2013):
    ~ Batman: Arkham Origins (Trailer)

  • Senior Character Animator

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    November 1997 - March 2011

    SENIOR CHARACTER ANIMATOR: 2001-02, 2003-09, 2011
    ~ Green Lantern ~ Watchmen ~ Jonas Brothers 3D Concert ~ Speed Racer ~ I Am Legend ~ Surf's Up ~ Ghost Rider ~ Open Season ~ Monster House ~ Bewitched (Previz) ~ Robata (game trailer) ~ The Polar Express ~ Superman Returns ~ Stuart Little 2 ~ The Chubb Chubbs ~ Riding in Cars with Boys

    HAIR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: 2008-09
    ~ G-Force

    SENIOR 3D ROTOMATOR: 1998-01
    ~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone ~ Hollowman ~ Spiderman (previz) ~ Evolution ~ Stuart Little ~ Out of the Blue (modeling)

  • Senior Animator

    Cinesite

    November 1995 - March 2003

    SENIOR 3D ANIMATOR: 1997-1998, 2002-2003
    ~ XMen 2 (Lead Matchmove/Rotomation) ~ Freddy VS Jason ~ The In-Laws ~ Solaris ~ Stuart Little ~ The Incredible Mr Limpet (Bid) ~ Sphere (Animator & Lead Matchmover) ~ Practical Magic ~ Dr Dolittle ~

    DIGITAL COMPOSITOR: 1996-1997
    ~ Titanic ~ Fantasia 2000 (Restoration) ~ Air Force One ~ Hard Rain ~ Overnight Delivery ~ Ashes From Paradise ~ Face/Off ~ Smilla's Sense of Snow ~ The Beautician and the Beast ~ Jerry Maguire ~ Space Jam ~

Education
  • Ringling College of Art and Design

    August 1995 - May 1996
  • BA

    University Of South Florida

    July 1992 - December 1994
  • AA

    Northwest Florida State College

    June 1990 - May 1992