I'm Chris W. Harper, a lifelong jack-of-all-trades in art and media with the skills and versatility to back it up. My primary focuses are in animation and writing, but I have extensive experience in motion graphics, CG, digital painting, illustration, photography and a host of other traditional media. I used this to my advantage for my film Anchors Aweigh, and subsequently won Promax's gold award for art direction in animation and motion design in their "Creating What's Next" awards.  

My inspirations include independent and mainstream film and animation, video games, comics, anime/manga, and several forms of fine art, particularly surrealism and low-brow. 





Contributing Writer, December 2020- Present

  • Regular articles based on prompts either offered to me or pitched by me. Six published as of this writing.

Ace and Son Moving Picture Company

Freelance Animation, December 2018- May 2022

  • Created rough animation based on storyboards, concepts and character designs

  • Cleaned rough animation to a middle point for cleanup artists to finalize

Buddy Warren Home

"Jack-of-all-trades" designer/animator, June 2020-October 2020

  • Web design and animation


Freelance Animation, August 2020- October 2020

  • Animated climactic sequence for "My Tower" music video by Chris "oledude" Owens


Freelance Animation, August 2020- October 2020

  • Animated story intro sequence, with help of two subcontractors, for interactive educational experience set to open in Houston after pandemic


Freelance Video Resizing, December 2018- September 2019

  • Rearranged assets from animations to create different aspect ratios for several videos in a series

Localization Design, January 2019

  • Input translations for a variety of languages in Adobe XD

  • Exported stills and fully localized animation assets for animation

Courtroom Visuals 

Freelance/independent Animation and Videography, December 2014-April 2015

  • Created animated tutorials to aid in courtroom presentations.

  • Trained to film depositions

  • Worked directly and indirectly with experts and legal staff to maintain accuracy


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Master's of Art in Motion Media, May 2018

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Bachelor of Fine Art in Animation, May 2014

Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS

Associates in Graphic Design Technology, December 2010

Software Capabilities:

Toon Boom Harmony, Animate Pro and Storyboard Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Flash, Premiere, Illustrator, Audition, InDesign, Encore,  Autodesk Maya.

Some experience in C4D and Blender.


Art Direction and Design: Motion Graphics for "Anchors Aweigh"- 2019 Promax "Creating What's Next" Awards

Artistic Honors Scholarship- Savannah college of Art and Design- May 2011

Dean’s List- Savannah College of Art and Design- December 2011

Dean’s List- Hinds Community College- December 2010


Saiman Chow- Photoshop Animation Intern

Created rouigh animation, cleaned linework and made animated solids for a project being created by Saiman Chow.

Stinky Kids- Storyboarding Intern

Storyboarded a sequence for the planned Stinky Kids animated pilot.

Game Knight Studios- Animation Intern

Cleaned and added to mocap animation for attack sequences.

This resume is edited for relevance and clarity. Full work history available on contact.