Mary Rose Armitage is a proud mother of two corgies and a bird. She has over four years of experience as a 2D animator, rigger, and illustrator. She currently works at a children's educational company, QuaverEd, as the Lead Technical Animator. Mary lives in Nashville TN and loves to make Long Furbies to sell on her Etsy shop as well. You can find more about her on her website: maryanimates.com.
Matt Drury is an animator at Gunfire Games, currently living in Austin, TX. He has six years of experience in the TV/ VFX/ Video game industry and animated on projects such as RWBY, Gen:Lock, RvB: Zero, The Fear Street Trilogy, and Umma. Matt grew up in Cleveland, TN a town outside of Chattanooga. Inspired by the animated shows of the 90’s he knew he wanted to be an animator from a very early age. He attended ETSU where he earned his bachelor’s degree in digital media with a focus on animation. During this time he grew a fondness for action scenes and visual storytelling. These skills served him well at Rooster Teeth where he specialized in fight scenes. As a senior animator he got the opportunity to work as a fight choreographer, as well as motion capture artist and motion capture director. During this time he enrolled in Animsquad classes to further his craft. He then worked at Crafty Apes where he animated vfx for both television and features. He currently works at Gunfire Games where he animates both gameplay and cinematics. When he’s not animating Matt enjoys hiking, boxing, and spending time with his dog Kona.
Heather Carpini Harris is a freelance artist and animator currently living in Virginia and working remotely. She has been working in the field of animation for over 20 years. She has worked on a variety of projects including feature film, television, direct to video, commercials, and games. She grew up with the dream of being an animator after watching classic Disney and Don Bluth films and went on to study animation at Ringling College of Art and Design, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in computer animation. At the beginning of her career she worked on many smaller direct to DVD children’s shows and various smaller projects before getting her first job on an animated feature for Horton Hear’s A Who! Since then she has worked on other film projects including Green Lantern, Ice Age Continental Drift and Rock Dog. Most recently she has been working on video games including Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Civilization VI, and the upcoming Marvel’s Midnight Suns. She has worked with clients all over the world including Blue Sky Studios, Sony Imageworks, ReelFX, Firaxis Games, Little Zoo Studios, Darkside Animation, Four Directions Productions, and many others. She is currently working on an un-announced game project. When she isn’t working she loves going to the beach, watching horror movies and spending time with her husband, their families, and her two labrador retrievers.
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