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Lucas Hespenheide

Los Angeles, California



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Rick and Morty LLC
May 2022 - December 2023
  • Compositing position for seasons 6 and 7 of Rick and Morty.

  • Used Toon Boom Harmony to add and modify lip sync for dialogue changes, retime scenes and adjust animation based on the most recent edits, build and embellish visual effects, redesign and update character rigs, and check for errors in animation, continuity, or style guidelines.

  • Used Adobe Photoshop to redesign props and various background elements as necessary.

  • Used Toon Boom and Adobe Photoshop to address post-production notes.

  • Worked with a team in a fast-paced, remote-work environment to complete episodes on a deadline.

Performance Animator
Late Night Cartoons, Inc.
September 2021 - November 2021
  • Remote contract position for an animated comedy film.

  • Used Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to animate characters based on storyboards, voice lines, and style guidelines for the overall look of the film.

  • Used After Effects to composite scenes together, assembling backgrounds, characters, props, and special effects to match storyboards and guidelines.

  • Received and addressed notes from supervisors.

Freelance Animator & Illustrator
Spring 2015 - Present
  • Created storyboards and animated award-winning short animated films “Sweet Tooth” and “People.”

  • Worked with MéShell Studio to create animated highlights on a tight deadline for a Mastercard-sponsored Camila Cabello concert for use in their Instagram Story.

  • Created various illustrations for textbooks for Pearson Education.

  • Made motion graphic promotional video for Bard Press.

  • Designed logos for business use.

Graphic Designer

Hespenheide Design

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Thousand Oaks, CA

  • Made various graphics and videos based on client specifications and feedback.

  • Administrative duties such as scanning, compiling, and organizing documents, etc.

  • Animation Experience - Has created multiple award-winning animated shorts.

  • Program Proficiency - Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Equipment Proficiency​ - Experience handling film equipment on productions.​

  • Experience as a Production Assistant on several sets.


Bachelor of Science - Television, Film, & New Media Production​

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


GPA: 3.92

Summa Cum Laude

Dean's List 2013–2017

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