Luke Baker

La Grange Highlands, IL


Objective: To work on a collaborative animation team creating works of art for people to enjoy. 
Animals and Creatures: Master Class
2012 Animation Mentor

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Character Animation 
2010 - 2012 Animation Mentor

Pixar Artists’ Masterclass 
2012 Chicago

Fine Arts Study
2008-2009 and 2013 to present Life Drawing Study under Master Artist, Nancy Guzik
M.S. Digital Cinema 
2007 - 2009 DePaul University, Chicago, IL		    
Major: Digital Cinema 
Focus: 3D Animation 
B.A. Digital Cinema		   	
2004 - 2007, DePaul University, Chicago, IL	    
Major: Digital Cinema
Focus: 3D Animation 

A.A.  Multimedia		    
2002 - 2004 College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL                                  
Major:  Multimedia 

Phi Theta Kappa, Honor Student		

DePaul University - Animation Lab Assistant
Worked independently in animation lab to identify and correct technical issues with hardware and software, provided assistance to animation students, benchmarked graphics cards, maintained printers and escalated issues as needed. 

Student Work
September 2009 - 2011
DePaul University - Project Bluelight ’09 
Rigged several characters and dynamic simulations
Make It A Great Day - Currently on film festival circuit including 
Big Muddy Film Festival 2013

January 2010 - May 2010
Closer, an independent animation
Rigged several characters

Maya 2010 (rigging, modeling, animating, texturing) After Effects, Motion Builder, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Cintiq Tablet, MEL Script, Mac and PC Platforms, MS Office 

Works independently 
Enjoys working with a team
Manages time efficiently 
Positive attitude and a strong work ethic
Additional Information	   
2010 GDC Volunteer - Worked on a team to assist in setup and crowd management at Game Developers Conference
Japanese Language Study, 2 years
Online Reel - DVD available on request
Other Skills - Snow Dog Sculptor 

Available on Request