Hey there! My name is Ray Desjarlais and I’m a First Nations 2D animator and illustrator with 10 years experience in both the animation and games industry.
I’ve always had a great love for designing and feel most at home producing quality designs for both the animation and games industry. I specialize in character and prop work and am very efficient in creating designs for animation, with a keen eye for dynamic appeal. In working on several different projects, I am adept at working in many different styles in order to ensure my work fits the criteria of each production I’m part of!
My ten years of experience in the arts industry has expanded my skill set in many different ways, from working as a Character and Prop Designer to working as a Lead Animator in TV production. I’ve worked closely with my art directors and supervisors to maintain quality work, and have helped to mentor junior animators to better understand the look and feel of the project while helping boost their confidence in the studio. I’ve worked with small teams to establish the style of new pilot projects, animated on promo clips, and I have some experience in supervisor work.
I’ve also worked in freelance as an animator and designer on a variety of different projects both big and small.
I always strive to be the best animator or designer I can be and will do my best to go above and beyond the typical standards. My goal is to one day work in visual development to be the backbone of a new project’s design and to become an Art Director. But until I can make that passion a reality, I’d love to be a part of your next project!
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Thank you for taking the time to look at my work!