Rick Colon is a self-taught character animator with nearly two decades of drawing & illustration experience.

 

Location: Cleveland, OH

Experience :

 ANIMATION  Projects:

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.

SOFTWARE Skills

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.)

 

Awards

2015" Television Telly Award  |  Horror Hotel Television Show |  Animation & Graphics

2020" Television Telly Award  |  Horror Hotel Television Show |  3D Animated

Show INTRO

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

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