About Janet



Janet Simpkins

Janet Simpkins

Janet Simpkins is a passionate artist with a BFA in Illustration/ Animation from the Art Institute of Boston @ Lesley University,  and a Diploma of Advanced Character Animation from Animation Mentor Online. 

 
 


Education:

     BFA in Illustration / Animation: Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA

     Diploma of Advanced Studies in Character Animation: Animation Mentor Online



Experience:


Worcester Art Museum
Protective Services, Worcester, MA; 2007 to Present


LTJ Films
Logo and Animation for full Feature film "The Cost of Living" 2012
Logo Art -Animation: LTJ Films Character Animation 2009
Commercials: Art -Editor: "Book Barn" Used bookstore in Niantic, CT 2010


48 Hour Film Projects:
Art -Animation: "The Best Part Of Staying Up" In Association with Scorpio Films Releasing, Providence 2009
Art -Title and Credit Graphics for: "Super Grind" under "I Said Walrus Films"
Art -Lead set dresser for : "Folded in Two” under Jessica Therriens’ art direction, Boston 2008
Art -Lead Person : “The Pitch” under Jessica Therriens’ art direction, Providence 2007, Film won Audience Award Screening C, Best Sound Design, Best Twist Ending, and Second Runner Up.


12 Crane: Graphic Designer Southbridge, MA 2008
Designed table easels for the Dark Horse Tavern and The Hop Vine Cafe.
Designed Brochure for 12 Crane Building.


Sleather Studios: Warwick, RI 2007
Feature Film: “Sleather”
Art Department/ set dresser:
Volunteered as an Extra and became a PA/ Set dresser
Used knowledge of composition to make scenes more readable
Guided crew with efficient goals and tasks to finish a set for filming
Took photographic references for continuity when replicating a set
Art Department/ set dresser, “Green Grass” Hopkinton, MA 2007
Created props on set, helped with the overall layout of office, bedroom and kitchen scene.


Freelance Flash web designer: Southbridge, MA, 2007
Created new flash page for Pjbooks Inc.
Redesigned and Animated logo, color scheme and page layout


Boston Public Library: Internship spring semester, Boston, MA, 2005
Catalogued fine works of art, illustrations and prints
Researched and recorded Artist, medium, date created and other info.
Assisted in preservation of Artwork.


School Experience:
3D animation, modeling and texture design in Maya
Traditional painting skills in oils and acrylics


Software knowledge:
Maya
  Photoshop 

Contact Information:  Jtremblayl@yahoo.com