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Alexandra Balan

Freelance animator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAnimator - Illustrator - Graphic Designer

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About me

Alexandra Balan (aka Sasha) is an Animator and Illustrator working and living in London. Her superpowers are enthusiasm, curiosity & a thirst for knowledge. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and Coventry University. She has worked on feature length animations (Ethel & Ernest - BBC), TV specials (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Channel 4) and short form online content. Her clients: The School of Life, University of the Arts London, The English National Opera, ARDOR - The Romanian Debate Association.

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Music Videos
  • Drawing
  • People
  • Mixed Media
  • Animation
  • Cartoon
  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • After Effects
  • Tvpaint
  • Concept Design
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Sketching Ideation

Work history

2016

Animation Assistant Trainee

Lupus Films

Feb 2016 - Apr 2016
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: - Drawing inbetweens for the upcoming feature film animation Ethel & Ernest - Collaborating with 26 other trainees, supervisors and line producers to meet tight weekly deadlines Skills acquired: - Better understanding of TVPaint software & Cintiq tablet - Improved time management skills - Faster drawing speed

Education

2015

MA Character Animation

Central Saint Martins

Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Comprehensive animation course - hand drawn, digital 2D, 3D, stop motion

2012

Illustration Graphics

Coventry University

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Comprehensive visual arts course including illustration, animation , graphic design

2009

Intensive English Philology

Alexandru Ioan Cuza College, Ploiesti, Romania

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
  • Intensive foreign languages and international literature course