Tuesday, September 7, 2010

José Pou
304 Briston Private
Ottawa, ON K2B 6C5


  • Accomplished animator and supervisor for television programs and music videos.

  • Extensive knowledge of animation production from script to final edit.

  • Experience teaching advanced animation theories to studio animators.

  • Extensive computer skills. Experienced with Flash, Final Cut, Photoshop, Toonboom Harmony, and Illustrator.



Animation for Television Diploma, 1999
Algonquin College


BIG JUMP PRODUCTIONS June 2009 – July 2010

Senior Animator and Storyboard Artist.
-Responisble for Hand drawn posing and final animation in flash for “Benjamin Bear”
-Animating small projects coming into the studio with tight deadlines.
-Animating game assets in flash
-Storyboarding for “Mr Moon” childrens CG series.

Red Deer College July 2009 – July 2009

Introduction to Animation Workshop Teacher
-Teaching Animation basics

MERCURY FILMWORKS February 2008 – February 2009

Animator and Storyboard artist for “Jimmy Two Shoes”

-Responsible for posing and animating my own scenes using Toon Boom Harmony.
-Storyboarding episodes of the show as well as doing storyboard revisions for the series.

Animation Supervisor, Animator, Key Animation Supervisor, Assistant Director, Director.
Halifax, NS

Responsible for supervising a team of 20+ artists completing a variety of projects for Disney, Nickelodeon and Sony. Projects included Dodger Dare, Apollo's Pad, Soccator, Star Girls.
Ensured the assigned work was done according to schedule. Worked with the directors to make sure the artists followed the required criteria for the shows. Jumped into different departments to make corrections required to meet the clients’ needs. Storyboarded, assistant directed and directed Star Girls music videos. Helped put together a production system to incorporate hand-drawn key poses into Flash, making the finished product look less “flat”. Also designed and ran weekly instructional workshops in traditional hand-drawn animation techniques and theories, continuing the educations of junior animators working at Copernicus.

MERCURY FILMWORKS August 2006 – January 2007
Digital Animator
Ottawa, ON

Key posing and animation for “weird Years” using Toonboom Harmony.

PIP ANIMATION STUDIOS November 2004 – September 2006
Digital Animator, Storyboard Artist
Ottawa, ON

Key posing and animation using Flash. Storyboarded for The Secret World of OG. Worked closely with the director in helping to develop the required style.

SPUMCO ANIMATION STUDIOS Summer 2001 – Summer 2004
Key Animator, Storyboard Artist, Leica Editor, Background Painter, Color Design, Animator, Voice Actor, Production Manager
Ottawa, ON

Duties varied at SPUMCO depending on the production schedule; primarily consisted of key animation. Worked closely with the director to achieve his vision. Worked on Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon, including providing the voice and likeness for the character of Wahini. Was production manager and artist for Honda and Monster.com commercials.

FUNBAG ANIMATION STUDIOS Summer 2000 – Summer 2001
Background Artist, Production Assistant
Ottawa, ON

Created backgrounds for shows such as Freaky Stories, Undergrads, and The Ripping Friends, using perspective and applying both organic and non-organic looks. Demonstrated adaptability in conforming to the style of each individual show. Also worked as a production assistant on Robo Roach, keeping track of X-sheets and making sure they matched the slug boards.

DYNOMIGHT CARTOONS April 1999 – Summer 2000
Background Artist, Traditional Animator
Ottawa, ON

Hired out of school to work as a background artist for Franklin the Turtle and then continued on to other shows such as Flying Rhino Jr. High. Was subsequently put on an animation team to work on Bitchy Bits (for the Oxygen channel) and The Untalkative Bunny. Worked on location designs for Barabas, a direct-to-video feature for CBN. Also cleaned up designs and assisted Mike Casey on storyboards for Mega Babies.


  • Comfortable and experienced with both hand-drawn and digital animation techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Friendly individual with solid interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated supervisory ability. Can ably lead a team through a production from start to finish.

  • Able to work independently while following complex instructions and conforming to individual program requirements and styles.

  • Experienced and patient animation instructor, displaying familiarity with multiple techniques and theories.

  • Can efficiently and productively work with a variety of computer programs, including Flash, Final Cut, Photoshop, Toonboom Harmony, and Illustrator. Adept with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

  • Fluent in both English and Spanish.

References available upon request.