will sweeney

I am a storyboard artist and an illustrator.

I’ve been storyboarding for animation for 15 years.

I work on traditionally and computer animated feature films and cartoons for television.

I’ve been an in-house staff artist for:

SONY ANIMATION,

HBO Original ANIMATION

TURNER FEATURE  ANIMATION

SCHOLASTIC  ANIMATION

ANIMAGIC

 

and a freelancer for:

HAMMERHEAD PRODUCTIONS

MATTEL PRODUCTIONS

WARNER BROS

CARTOON NETWORK

STARZ MEDIA

4 KIDS

Marvel Animation

and more...

 

I’ve worked on all kinds of shows and movies from Adult Dramas to pre-K educational programs (from Spawn to Sesame Street). I’m also an illustrator in a variety of styles for comic books, kids-books/media, posters, editorial, and advertising art. I illustrated the graphic novel,  Le Morte D’Arthur Vol. 1,  The Coming of  the King.  Written by John Matthews

Will Sweeney illustrator

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ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

1999 Emmy Award: Outstanding Animated Program (Progamming More Than One Hour) Recipient as part of a team, Spawn II.

 

2001 Nominated for Annie Award for work on The Big Guy and Rusty (Best Storyboards for a television series)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

3/17-6/18 Heineman Publishing, Portsmouth, NH  Designed and Illustrated text books for Houghton Mifflin  - illustrator, design

 

3/17-3/17 LOW BROW STUDIO, Norwalk, CT World Wrestling Entertainment animated content  - storyboard artist

 

10/16-10/16 Hornet Films.  NYC, NY  TVC for Casper Matress  - storyboard artist

 

9/16-10/16 Warner Bros.  Burbank, CA  DTV Scooby Doo: The Brave and the Bold  - storyboard artist

 

7/16-9/16 Warner Bros.  Burbank, CA  Be Cool Scooby Doo  -  revision artist

 

4/16-5/16 Zinc Ink .  Toronto, Canada  TVC “teaser” Mysticons  - storyboard artist

 

8/14-9/15 Idearocket.  NYC, NY  American Airlines Advertisement   -  storyboard artist

 

8/14-9/15 Warner Bros.  Burbank, CA  Be Cool Scooby Doo   - storyboard artist

 

3/4- 8/14 AA Studio Moscow Moscow, Russia  Friends Ten (4) 11 min. shorts  (CGI)  - director

 

8/14-8/14 Warner Bros. Burbank, CA  Be Cool Scooby Doo   - revision artist

 

2/14-4/14 Nickelodeon  NYC, NY  Blaze and the Monster Machines  - storyboard artist

 

2/13-12/14 Hieneman Publishing Portsmouth, NY  -storyboard artist

 

12/11- 12/12 PARTIZAN NYC Director: Dave Grohl Sound Garden Music video  - storyboard artist

 

12/7- 12/8 PILOT NYC  NYC,NY  Dr. Oz interstitials   - storyboard artist

 

3/12- 9/12 HAMMERHEAD PRODUCTIONS, El Segundo, CA   The Boxcar Children, CGI Feature Film  - storyboard artist

 

8/11-2/12  MATTEL PRODUCTIONS, El Segundo, CA   Max Steel CGI The Monstrous Alliance   - storyboard artist

 

4/11-8/11  STARZ MEDIA, CA   Ultimate Spiderman 2D-CGI   - storyboard artist

 

2/11-4/11  MATTEL PRODUCTIONS, El Segundo, CA   Max Steel, CGI Makino’s  Revenge.   - storyboard artist

 

4/10- 12/10  SELFMADEHERO, London, UK   Le’ Morte D’Arthur Vol. 1 graphic novel   - penciller, inker, colorist

 

11/09-3/10  SIMON AND SCHUSTER, NYC, NY  Ni hao Kai lan Heart Box, Friends   - illustrator

 

8/09- 12/09  WARNER BROS, Los Angeles, CA  Scooby Doo Legend of the Phantasaur   - storyboard artist

 

8/07- 3/09  PORCHLIGHT ANIMATION, Los Angeles, CA  Secret Saturdays seasons 1 & 2    - storyboard artist

 

2/09- 3/09  PARTIZAN NYC  Director: Michel Gondry  Feature Film proposal “The Green Hornet”  - storyboard artist

 

8/08- 3/09  DC COMICS, New York, NY  Action Pack     - penciller

 

6/08- 10/08  SPEAKEASYFX, New York, NY  Sesame Abbey, 2 Episodes    - storyboard artist

 

3/06-6/07  ANIMAGIC, New York, NY  Nate the Great (Flash/series PBS)   - layout, BG design

                     Tree Elves (theatrical short CGI)   - development artist

                     Speed Racer  (straight to video/Flash cartoon)  - Co-Director

 

7/04-8/05  SCHOLASTIC ENT, New York, NY  The Misadventures of Maya and Miguel   - storyboard artist

 

 

9/02-9/04  4 KIDS ENTERTAINMENT, New York NY  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season I,II   -storyboard artist

 

 

7/98 - 7/03  SONY ANIMATION, Culver City, CA

Jackie Chan Adventures seasons 1-5  - storyboard artist

Harold and the Purple Crayon  - storyboard artist

Dragon Tales  -storyboard artist

Heavy Gear CGI  - storyboard artist

The Big Guy and Rusty  - storyboard artist

Godzilla the animated series  -storyboard artist

 

 

9/96 - 6/98     HBO ORIGINAL ANIMATION, Century City, CA

                         Spawn the animated series: II,III - clean up/storyboard artist

                         Spicy City - layout artist

                          Wildside - development/story artist

                          Gina &TL - development/story artist

 

1/96 - 9/96     TURNER FEATURE ANIMATION, Glendale, CA

                           Cat’s Don’t Dance  -  character inbetweener

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1991        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, BFA, Illustration

 

1986        University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, BA, Literature

 

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