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MontaQue (Monty) Ruffin
Character Animator
215-310-8292 |


High-energy and hard-working artist with strong traditional and digital art skills combined with an exceptional work ethic. Upbeat and outgoing professional who thrives when collaborating as part of a team. Quick to learn new skills, and always willing to share knowledge with others. Passionate about animation and about creating characters who touch the lives of others.



BFA, Computer Art, Animation and Visual Effects (In Progress) – Expected graduation in 2013
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY | Dean’s List | GPA: 3.6

Founded and led SVA Animation Club, growing membership to 300+. Taught principles of animation, planned and coordinated special events and spearheaded criticism sessions to expand members’ understanding and knowledge. Also served as spokesperson for the club at school events.

Animation Experience

Pixar, Emeryvile, California, 9/2013 

Fix Animator

Pixar, Emeryvile, California, 6/2013 to 8/2013

Animation Intern


  • Mentored under Dan Nguyen, Steve Mason and Lindsay Andrus


Framestore, New York, NY 5/2011 to 8/2011
Character Animator Intern

  • Created two well-received 4-second animation of Geico’s iconic Gecko character, earning commendations for quickly capturing the personality of the character.

  • Completed 7 shots for Method Man music video, delivering the same volume of work as far more experienced freelance animators.​

Walsh Family Media, New York, NY 5/2010 to 8/2010
Character Animator Intern

  • Produced character animation and storyboards for short animated film The Shootout.

  • Developed concept, created animatic, timed out storyboards, and secured approval to develop the project.

  • Created 6-7 shots and gained solid experience in building an animated short from the ground up.

Additional Experience

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 1/2010 to 5/2013
Lab Assistant


Assist professors, resolve student technical issues, and check/maintain software, earning praise and strong performance reviews for work.

Of Interest


Technical Skills: Maya, InDesign, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Zbrush, Final Cut 9, Pro Tools, Logic Pro 9
Awards & Honors:  2012 Sony Imageworks IPAX award - for professional academic excellence, Art Forum Achievement Award, Art Excellence Award, Best of Category (Painting).



Interests: Sketching from life in order to develop art animation skills.

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