Michael B. Marquez

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Me in a nutshell...

Like a lot of kids of my generation, I spent my Saturday mornings glued to the TV watching cartoons. I loved them, from the biggest robots to the smallest Smurfs. I was inspired by them. I spent the non-TV hours drawing characters from my favorite shows and comic books. When I grew up, I graduated from art school and got a job as an animator. I have had amazing opportunities to practice my craft and to teach what I know. I don't watch much TV anymore, but I still love cartoons. If I'm not doodling or coloring, I'm probably playing with my kid or my fish tanks. I live with my wife and daughter on a goat ranch in Petaluma, California.

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: mikemarquez@email.com

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Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California


Master of Fine Art

Animation - Visual Development

Academy of Art College

San Francisco, California


Bachelor of Fine Art

Computer Arts - Animation

Skill Set

Adobe Photoshop
Autodesk Maya
Pixologic zBrush
Autodesk 3DS Max
Corel Painter
Adobe Illustrator

Work Experience

Rivertown Feed and Pet Country Store

Petaluma, California

Jul 2012 - Aug 2017

Clerk/Staff Artist

  • Design signage for various products and sections of the store.
  • Design graphics for reusable bags sold to customers.
  • Create chalkboard art for end-cap displays.

Mentor Me Petaluma

Petaluma, California

Sept 2015

iPad Instructor

  • Instruct students in digital design techniques.
  • Introduce students to professional workflows using Apple iPad hardware.

Petaluma Arts Center

Petaluma, California

Oct 2014 - Sept 2015

Digital Arts Lab Instructor

  • Instruct students in digital design techniques.
  • Introduce students to professional workflows using Apple iPad hardware and creative tools such as Procreate, Art Rage, and Autodesk 123D suite.

Seven Studios

Los Angeles, California

Jan 2008 - Sept 2009


Contribute to the development of various game titles, including

  • Six Flags: Fun Park
  • Space Camp
  • Scratch: The Ultimate DJ

Montecito Fine Arts School

Monrovia, California

Oct 2007-  May 2008

Animation Instructor

  • Instruct beginning and intermediate animation courses using Maya software.
  • Create weekly lesson plans for children and young adults.
  • Contribute to the development of the curriculum of the 3D Arts Department.

Tigar Hare Studios

Sherman Oaks, California

Aug 2007


Animated characters for the trailer to the video game, Prototype.

Nien Made (USA) Inc.

Cerritos, California

Jul 2005 - Feb 2007

3D Graphic Artist

Utilize skills and knowledge of Photoshop and Maya software to design, update, and output new and existing marketing material.

Visual Affects Productions

San Francisco, California

2005 - 2007


  • Animate characters using Maya software.
  • Contribute to the short film, No Continues.