Jessica Coate

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Charlotte, NC | January 2011 - Present

Part-Time Designer/Motion Graphics

Creates on-air graphics for studio productions per the director's request.

Ensures the accuracy and timely preparation of graphics.

Cuts head shots and action shots.

Animates maps, wipes and lower third graphics for remote.

Understands television terminology and on-air production demands.

SC & NC | February 2009 - Present

Freelance Logo Designer

Clients: Choir Festivals/Festival by the Sea, MacKay Law Firm, AQUA, GLCC, Palmetto Fort Foundation, SC Searches, Atlantic Game & Tackle, Peachtree House, Palmetto Cleaning, Historic Columbia, Artery Age, Satchel Ford Elementary School & Construction Specialties

ADEC Group

Greenville, SC | January 2009 - 2011

Freelance Logo and Web Designer

Clients: Backwater Fishing, Coconut Water, Kat Realty, Pet Tender Angels,

Total Identification Systems, WiProwess, Young Friends of Florence

SC, NC & GA | April 2009 - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

Clients: Lulu dine|wine, LeadershipDevelopment, Inc., Deviate, DV8 Magazine, Savor, Peachtree House & CrownTown Handmade

Fuzzy Brush Americas

Boca Raton, FL | March 2009 - September 2009

Freelance Marketing Expert and Graphic Designer

Designed flyers, business cards, promotional items, rack cards, billboards,

mall signs, tent cards, packaging, e-brochures, & t-shirts.

Southern Risk, LLC

Charlotte, NC | November 2006 - January 2009

Marketing Coordinator

Designed and created flyers, ads, brochures, & trade show booths.

Brought marketing campaigns from infancy to completion.

Website and direct email blast design using html and CSS.

Designed promotional items. Photo retouching.

Glueworks Animation - The Film Foundry

Charlotte, NC | September 2005 - November 2006

Layout and Lighting Artist

Layout design of animation sequences and shots. Animation key poses.

Lighting of characters, backgrounds, & props for scenes.

Comedy Central - South Park Television

Marina del Rey, CA | February 2002 - May 2005

Technical Director

Built characters, props, and backgrounds in Maya. Used ramps & textures.

Created expressions on sliders for characters, props, & backgrounds.

Digital ink and paint.

September 2001 - February 2002

Lip Sync Department Supervisor

Supervised a team of artists for lip sync animation in Maya.

August 1998 - September 2001

Assistant Animator/Lip Sync Artist

Lip sync animation in Maya. Recorded phonetics onto sound sheets.

Chiodo Bros. - “Clay” for Disney

Burbank, CA | July 2002 - September 2002

Layout and Lighting Artist

Layout design of animation sequences and shots. Animation key poses.

Lighting of characters, backgrounds, & props for scenes.

Kaplan Test Prep

Los Angeles, CA | August 2000-February 2002

Fabrication Department Intern

Built armatures, molds, & clay models for stop motion animation.

Painted and built props for sets and did basic carpentry work.

Digital clean-up and frame-by-frame selection of characters in Photoshop.

“Let’s Go Voting” - Declaration of Independence

Animation for Norman Lear

Marina del Rey, CA | September 2003

Technical Director

Built characters in Maya and created expressions and walk cycles.

Manipulated ramps and textures.

Paramount Pictures

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

Marina del Rey, CA | Spring 1999

Assistant Animator/Lip Sync Artist

Lip sync animation in Alias Wavefront.

Edited audio into frames.

Recorded phonetics onto sound sheets.

Jim Henson Interactive

Hollywood, CA | July 1997 - November 1997

Animation Intern

Conceptualized styles and ideas with a team of creative artists.

Drew in-betweens and walk cycles for Muppet Babies.

CBS Television - Eyemark Entertainment

Westwood, CA |February 1997 - July 1997

Graphic Design Intern

Assisted in photo shoots. Designed billboards and magazine ads.

SONY Music

Santa Monica, CA | July 1995 - December 1995

Graphic Design Intern

Scanned art and photos. Aided in design and layout of CD artwork.

University of California - Los Angeles [UCLA]

Los Angeles, CA | 1994 - 1998

Bachelor of Arts - Graphic Design,  June 1998

Additional studies in drawing, photography, sculpture, & animation.

2007 PDF Conference - Orlando

Orlando, FL | May 2007

Sessions in PDF User, Web Publishing, Interactive, & Design tracks.

Pre- and post-conference sessions in Dreamweaver CS3 & Flash CS3.

Puppet-making Workshop with Michael Earl

Los Angeles, CA | May 2004 - July 2004

Eight-week class taught by Sesame Street puppet designer on production

and creation of Muppet-style puppets.

New Horizons - Computer Learning Center

Columbia, SC | March 2008

Certificate of Completion for Flash CS3 Level 1



South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts

Furman University, Greenville, SC | Summer 1993

Summer study program in drawing, photography, print-making,

sculpture, painting, & etching.


Maya, SoftImage, Alias Wavefront, Sound Editor, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, Flash & Premiere

Computer Skills:

PC - Windows

Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Excel, Internet Browsers & Email

Crown Town Handmade

Charlotte, NC | March 2010 - Present

Historian and Member

CTHm is a group of crafters and artists in the Charlotte, NC area.


Charlotte, NC | 2010-2012

Belmont, NC | 2009-2013

Asheville, NC | Summer 2011

Columbia, SC | 2002-present

Belmont, NC | 2011-present

Charlotte, NC | 2012-present

All Arts Market

DSBG’s Autumnfaire

The Big Crafty

Portfolio Art Gallery

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Gift Shop

Green With Envy

Artist at the following juried arts and crafts festivals and galleries:

References available upon request