Experienced animator with a specialty in puppet and traditional animation. Recognized for conceptualization and acting talents; expert knowledge of digital media programs; and exemplary work ethic. Visual storytelling enthusiast and comic nerd.

“Piper" Short, Haley Carroll

Look Development and Animator

–Established the palette and created concepts for layouts

–Responsible for character animation


“Anka” Short


–Supervised a team of twenty animators

–Responsible for layouts, character design, and set-up

–Wrote and storyboarded the film


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References available upon request.









Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Adobe After Effects,

Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Manga Studio, Autodesk Maya

Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Animation & Sequential Art

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Courses of Study Included: Roman Archeaology, Media Literacy Theory, Creative Writing, Advanced Comic Scripting, and Conceptual Illustration

Freelance Animator, Various

MelKelArt | Chicago, IL | Nov 2015 - Present

–Created assets based upon art direction illustrations, including layouts and

  rigged puppets

–Responsible for all effects and character animation

–Implemented revisions to designs and animation based upon feedback 

  from clients and art directors

–Provided timely communications for remote teams and clientele

–Developed and maintained production schedules based upon clients’



Clients include: LowBrow Studios, Epipheo, Remodel Your Life


In-between Animator, "The Awesomes"

Bento Box Entertainment | Atlanta, GA | Apr - Aug 2015

–Created fluid animation and lipsync from keys

–Cleaned-up any existing rough animation from key animators

–Maintained animation style and insured characters were on model

–Responsible for animation revision in response to feedback from animation

  lead and directors 

Other Work