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K. Kypers is a self described "professional doodler": animator, director, storyboard artist, writer, illustrator...
K. commits wholly to every project, applying a unique perspective and creative sensibility.

FREELANCE HISTORY

Cartuna
CLEAN-UP/COLOR ARTIST   AUGUST-OCTOBER 2018
Cleaning up and coloring animation for Liverspots & Astronots animated series

Corgi Things
ANIMATOR   APRIL 2018-PRESENT
Turning still illustrations into animated stickers for mobile messenger app (After Effects)

Hero4Hire Creative
STORYBOARD ARTIST   JUNE/AUG/OCT/NOV/DEC 2018
JAN-FEB 2019
Storyboards/animatics (Animate CC) for Storybooth

STORYBOARD ARTIST   JANUARY-MARCH 2018
Storyboards/animatics (Animate CC) for Everfi Compassion Project animated shorts

BFF Girls
ANIMATOR   OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017
Animated character and effects (Flash) for Brian Lonano's
live-action independent short film BFF Girls

Chefs Feed
ANIMATOR   AUGUST 2018
Animator (Animate CC) for How To Tell Your Life Story: Chef Ink with Tu David Phu

ANIMATOR   NOVEMBER 2017
Animator (Flash) for No Experience Necessary directed by Sachio Cook, part of the Worst Shift Ever video series

HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
ANIMATOR   SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017
Animated existing components (Illustrator, Flash, After Effects)
for informational video

Leading for Children
ANIMATOR   SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017
Animator (Flash, After Effects) for video used to enhance promotional presentation

Surfer Blood
ANIMATOR   MAY 2017
Animator (Flash) for Taking Care of Eddy music video directed by Sachio Cook & Niko Guardia

Amaze
ANIMATOR   MAY-JULY 2017
Animator (Flash) for Why Don't I Like The Way I Look? directed by Rachel Gitlevich

DIRECTOR/WRITER/ANIMATOR   OCTOBER 2016-APRIL 2017
Jim's Introduction to Gender Identity (a.k.a. My Friend Is Transgender) (After Effects, Flash, traditional hand drawn)

ANIMATOR   MARCH-APRIL 2016
Animator (Flash) for Boobs and More directed by Rachel Gitlevich

The Treatment Research Institute
ANIMATOR   MAY-SEPTEMBER 2016
Animator (Flash) on a collection of videos directed by Sachio Cook & Niko Guardia

Pearson Education
ANIMATOR   DECEMBER 2015-MARCH 2016
Animated existing components (Photoshop, After Effects) for informational videos

Novartis
ANIMATOR   JULY-SEPTEMBER 2015
Animated existing components (Illustrator, Flash, After Effects) for informational video

Post-it®/3M
DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR   DECEMBER 2014-MAY 2015
Working with ad agency Zeus Jones Ltd., directed/animated a series of holiday themed videos for Post-it® social media (Flash, After Effects, traditional hand drawn)

EMPLOYER HISTORY

The Peaks Pet Nanny
EDITOR   FEBRUARY 2016-PRESENT
Design email newsletter, edit/write blog articles

Soup2Nuts
STORYBOARD ARTIST   SEPTEMBER 2013-OCTOBER 2014
Storyboards/animatics for TV series Astroblast!

Little Airplane Productions
DESIGNER   JANUARY-JUNE 2013
Digital designer for Small Potatoes social media, animation assistant on Sing It, Laurie!

illustration for  Checkerboard Goddess  poem

illustration for Checkerboard Goddess poem

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
ARTS COORDINATOR   JUNE-JULY 2012
Taught arts and writing, made a series of short stop-motion films with children

John Serpentelli - Spleen McQueen
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR   AUGUST 2011-MAY 2012
Animated and coordinated shots/monitored progress of other animators on John Serpentelli's independent film, Spleen McQueen

PUBLICATIONS

2018         Caroll Spinney's Identity Crisis: How The Trash
                    Could Have Fallen Differently
(poem & illustration)
                    Milkweed Poetry Journal - Volume II

                    Checkerboard Goddess (poem & illustration)
                    Malt Adult #9

2017         Checkerboard Goddess (poem & illustration)
                    Milkweed Poetry Journal - Volume I

2012         Stacey-poo (poem)
                    iMemorandum (poem)
                    Underground Pool - issue 2 (2012)

ACHIEVEMENTS

Excellence in Education - ASIFA East Animation Festival 2018

Excellence in Education - ASIFA East Animation Festival 2018

2018          Jim's Introduction to Gender Identity
                   
WINNER - EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
                    ASIFA-East Animation Festival

                    WINNER - BEST SHORT ANIMATION
                    Westfield International Film Festival 2018

                    WINNER - 1ST PLACE - MIXED MEDIA/EXPERIMENTAL
                    Florida Animation Festival

                    WINNER - FESTIVAL FAVORITE
                    Cinema Diverse: LGBTQ Film Festival 2018

                    WINNER - FINALIST
                    Peak City International Film Festival 2018

                    WINNER - LGBTIQQ SEMI FINALIST
                    SPLICE Film Fest

                    OFFICIAL SELECTION
                    North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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2017          Jim's Introduction to Gender Identity
                   
WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM
                    Warwick Summer Arts Film Festival

                    OFFICIAL SELECTION
                    Manchester Animation Festival

                    OFFICIAL SELECTION
                    Merlinka International Queer Film Festival

2011         Barbara Blondeau Memorial Grant

2011         Honorable Mention
                    Lorraine & Benjamin Alexander Award

2008         Promising Artist Scholarship
                    University of the Arts

EDUCATION

University of the Arts
BFA - Animation (2008-2012)
Philadelphia, PA

Vernon Township High School
2004-2008
Vernon, NJ