Rick Colon is a self-taught character animator with nearly two decades of drawing & illustration experience.
Location: Cleveland, OH
Animator - In Between Artist 2015 - 2020" - 152 Episodes
CLIENT : Reel TV Network
SHOW : Syndicated Television Show, " Horror Hotel "
DETAILS : Provided occasional in-between cartoon graphics for the shows commercial sponsors.
Animator / Opening Sequence Summer, 2016” CLIENT: Reel TV Productions - Cleveland, OH SHOW:" Horror Hotel " Television Series DETAILS: Animated a spooky 3d intro sequence.
Animator / In-Between Artist Spring, 2015” CLIENT: Reel TV Productions - Cleveland, OH
SHOW:" Horror Hotel " Television Series DETAILS: Animated a cartoon character for a brief commercial segment.
Storyboard Artist / Animator Spring, 2012 2015” CLIENT: North Coast Central Casting - Cleveland, OH
PROJECT:" Lady Dragon " Film DETAILS: Created a 3d illustrated film storyboard, created promotional artwork, an animated 2 film trailers including a fire-breathing talking dragon.
2D Cartoon Animator / Alphabet Learning App Fall, 2013 - Winter, 2014" CLIENT: RaiseBabyGeniuses.com
PROJECT: Happy Butterfly Sign-Language/ Alphabet App
DETAILS : Created animated characters and backgrounds to interact with green-screen actors.
DESIGN: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, & Clip Studio Paint
ANIMATION: Blender, Adobe Animate, Moho (Anime Studio), Lightwave, Poser, & After Effects
MODELING: Sculptris and Blender
EDITING: Adobe Premiere, Corel Studio Pro, & Filmora X
Education & Training
Cuyahoga Community College | Graphic Design - illustration Major | Parma, OH
IADT - Tampa, FL | Character Animation Major | 2004 -2005"
Cleveland Film Academy | Acting- Script Reading Classes | 2011 - 2015"
ART-illustration Projects :
Storyboard Artist Spring, 2012 2015” CLIENT: North Coast Central Casting - Cleveland, OH
PROJECT:" Lady Dragon " Film DETAILS: Created a 3d illustrated film storyboard, created promotional posters & artwork.
Graphic Artist & Muralist Fall, 2011” CLIENT: A & R Customs( Currently Roman Chariot )
PROJECT: Hand paint Indoor Promotional Murals
DETAILS: Created various custom car- themed murals as advertisement for their walls and windows.
Artist / Muralist / Set Designer Fall, 2010”
CLIENT: Private Club Owner PROJECT: 1970’s Themed Soul Train Dance Party DETAILS: Recreated the set of the popular 70’s T.V.Show, “Soul Train”(without Don Cornelius). Props included: A lighted Soul Train, painted train tracks,Lots of disco lights, & hand-painted wall murals of various music artist(James Brown,Michael Jackson, etc.)
2015" Television Telly Award | Horror Hotel Television Show | Animation & Graphics
2020" Television Telly Award | Horror Hotel Television Show | 3D Animated
FILM & Television Projects :
Supporting Actor ROLE: Cartel soldier
CLIENT: The Connected (Web- TV Mini-Series) 2016
EPISODE: - Si, Si, Si
Supporting Actor ROLE: Residentially Challenged Citizen
FILM: " How to Change the World " 2016
Supporting Actor ROLE: Cashier
FILM: " The Fourth " (Short) 2015
Featured Extra (uncredited) ROLE: Restaurant Sue Chief
FILM: " The Bronze " 2015
Supporting Actor ROLE: Chris Stevens, M.D.
FILM: Audition: Impossible! (Short) 2013
Featured Extra ROLE: Business Traveler
FILM: " Dying 2 Meet U " 2012