Yvonne Grzenkowicz

Yvonne Grzenkowicz

Supervisor Executive Director / Lead Animator / 3 yrs

New York, NY

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Founder and Executive Director of Animation Nights New York.

NY Correspondent for Animation for Adults (podcast/blog)

Animator and Director with experience in short film, feature film, advertising, music videos, digital publishing, live visuals, and interactive websites.
Work History
  • September 2015 - Present

    Founder | Executive Director

    Animation Nights New York

    Animation Nights New York (ANNY) is a curated monthly screening and networking event held in the Seaport District of NYC.

    The ANNY Best of Fest is a two day animation symposium held in the Seaport District of NYC featuring animation screenings, vr animation experiences, fine art installation, professional panels, and industry events.
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  • March 2011 - Present

    Freelance Lead Animator / Director

    eyesnare inc

    Freelance 2d and 3d Animator / Interactive Designer / Previz / Film Editing utilizing Maya, 3d Studio Max, Motionbuilder, Cinema 4D, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Flash, AS2/AS3, Flipbook, Sketchbook Pro, Zbrush, Illustrator, and Photoshop
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  • May 2015 - Present

    NY Correspondant

    Animation for Adults

    Covering events and interviews on animation in all it's forms within the Greater New York City Area
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  • March 2014 - October 2016

    Animator / Instructor / Co-leader (Animation)

    The Animation Project, Inc.

    The Animation Project nurtures the social, emotional and cognitive growth of at-risk youth, using digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and a workforce development tool.
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  • December 2015 - April 2016

    Co Producer

    Third Annual Out to See Festival

    Co-Producer for the South Street Seaport District Third Annual Out to See Festival (Jan-Apr), sponsored by Little Water Radio with generous support from the Howard Hughes Corporation.
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  • March 2015 - June 2016

    Freelance Animation / Motion Graphics

    /WILDCHILD/ + bonch

    After Effects
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  • March 2014 - December 2014

    Animator

    DreamWorksTV

    Animation, asset build, compositing for the animated children's comedy series "Public Pool" (Episodes 3 - 13) created by David Fremont and Jimbo Matison
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  • June 2014 - January 2015

    Freelance Motion Graphics (Remote)

    811Media

    After Effects / Premiere Pro Motion Graphics for various fashion, beauty and lifestyle video series.
    Project: WetPaint
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  • March 2014 - May 2014

    Robots and Cupcakes, LLC

    Animation for iOS apps and digital publishing
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  • June 2012 - December 2013

    Napoleon Group

    3d Animation and Motion Capture integration for commercial spots (previz) utilizing Maya / Vicon Blade
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  • April 2013 - August 2013

    Orbit360 New York, Inc.

    Flash / After Effects Asset Creation, Character Animation, and Premiere Pro / Adobe Encoder Video Compositing / Rendering for a Merchant Presentation Video / Explainer Video.
    Project: Merchant Video
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  • June 2013 - July 2013

    Magnet Media

    After Effects/Illustrator rig build, scene design, asset build, character animation, and compositing for a promotional video spot.
    Project: Socialcast by vmware DWTW campaign
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  • March 2013 - June 2013

    Edit One

    3d Animation and Motion Capture integration for commercial spots (previz) utilizing Maya / xsens MVN Studio
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  • April 2013 - May 2013

    Dirt Empire

    Hand drawn digital animation
    Project: Portugal. The Man 2013 Evil Friends Tour (Live Visuals)
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  • March 2013 - March 2013

    Freelance Animator

    HiFi 3D

    Maya 3d Creature Animation for Feature Film

    Project: "The Starving Games"
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  • February 2013 - February 2013

    Freelance Animator

    thelab

    Maya 3d animation

    Project: LEGO
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  • March 2011 - February 2013

    Creative Circle

    2d and 3d Animator / Interactive Designer utilizing Maya, 3d Studio Max, Motionbuilder, After Effects, Flash, AS2/AS3, Flipbook, Sketchbook Pro, Illustrator, and Photoshop
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  • September 2012 - October 2012

    Bajibot Media, Inc.

    Commercial Broadcast Spot
    3d animation utilizing 3d Studio Max and Biped

    Project: YMCA Commercial Broadcast Spot

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    Recommendation from Vincent Mei
    Founder, Bajibot Media, Inc.

    I had the pleasure to work on an intense project with Yvonne. Not only she quickly adapted to a 3D package that she wasn't familiar with, but applied her extraordinary character animation skills and gave lives to the characters in our project. Yvonne is a trooper, and a team player, we pulled off a great result within an impossible timeline. I look forward to the next time we collaborate.

    October 23, 2012
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  • June 2012 - September 2012

    3d Animator

    321 Launch

    3d Animation and Mocap Cleanup for commercial spots and commercial previz utilizing Maya and Motion Builder.
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  • February 2012 - June 2012

    Animator

    Callaway Digital Arts

    Animation, Rig Development, Prototype Development, and Prototype Testing for children's digital publishing (ipad/iphone/itouch devices).
    Project: Sesame Street's "The Great Cookie Thief . . . Starring Cookie Monster"
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  • December 2011 - February 2012

    3d Animator

    321 Launch

    3d Animation and Mocap Cleanup for commercial spots utilizing Maya and Motion Builder.
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  • December 2011 - December 2011

    Gotham Inc.

    Animation for social apps utilizing Flash

    Project: Denny's social app
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  • October 2006 - March 2011

    Interactive Designer

    WebMD

    Development, design, animation, and presentation of interactive flash iDetails / flash banners.
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  • 2005 - 2007

    Flash Designer

    Creative Circle

    Flash timeline and AS animation for banner ads and interactive presentations.
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  • February 2006 - October 2006

    Flash Designer

    Medsite

    Design, animation, and presentation of interactive flash iDetails / flash banners
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  • 2005 - 2006

    Flash Designer

    UGO Networks

    Design and animation of flash banners and interactive website games
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  • 2005 - 2006

    Flash Designer

    Deep Focus

    Design and animation of flash banners
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  • 2005 - 2006

    3d Artist (Project Hire)

    FCB Direct

    Product modeling and rendering in Maya
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Education
  • Certificate

    Animation Mentor Animals & Creatures Master Class

    2010 - 2010
  • Certificate

    Bill Plympton Animation Class

    2008 - 2009
  • Certificate

    Animation Mentor

    2006 - 2008