The Art Institute of Washington

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Media Arts and Animation (With Honors) - December 2015


Professional Work

Feb 2015 to Present (Freelance)

DJC Art & Animation, Springfield, VA

Developing, designing, producing and delivering creative, artistic visual products for client's mission, using Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop applications. 

December 2013 - December 2014

The Art Institute Institute, Dulles, VA

Spearheaded animation team, serving as Lead Animator for three short films with three different teams of animators.  Used Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Flash, and After Effects to create films ranging from 80 seconds to three minutes in length.


Competitive Animations

11 Second Club Monthly Character Animation Contest  

Finished in Top 16% (33 of 190) of all contestants - March 2017

David J. Cox

Award-winning multimedia animator with creative experience in leading and completing projects on time. Proficient in Autodesk Maya, Adobe Animate (Flash), After Effects animation and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Premier, Bridge, Acrobat Professional). Detail-oriented problem solver, capable of effectively switching between either large-scale or detail-oriented approaches to achieve success. Articulate communicator, cultivating excellent long-term relationships with clients. 

  1. Phone: 703.203.3155
  2. Address: Springfield, VA, 22152-2174
  3. Email:

Character Concept and Development

Character Animation (Traditional, 2D&3D)



3D Modeling


Technical - Autodesk Maya, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Premiere, Bridge, InDesign, Acrobat Professional), RenderMan, Handbrake, Flipbook, Microsoft Office Suite

Hardware - MAC, PC, Cintiq Tablet


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