Hello! I am Jon Sheldon,

Creating unique animations and visual effects are my passion.

I am a 3D animator, visual effects artist, and educator. I am a graduate of IUPUI with a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in Computer Graphics Technology and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University in Media Arts and Sciences. I am currently the Lead Instructor of the Media Arts and Animation program at The Art Institute of Indianapolis.

I am an avid designer and storyteller who excels at taking stories from conceptualization to implementation. As a multimedia artist, I have a full understanding of design, motion, and story. I am an expert with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, After Effects, and Premiere), Autodesk Maya, and many other design applications. I have taught multiple courses on storyboarding, animation, motion graphics, photo manipulation, graphic design, lighting and texturing, rigging, and compositing. In addition to teaching, I have significant experience in freelance and remote work. I am an avid collaborator and work well in a team setting. I am expected to be on the cutting edge of industry standards, work with clients of all backgrounds to accomplish time sensitive tasks, and work flexibly wearing “multiple hats” to accomplish everything needed.

I am an accomplished artist who would be thrilled to lend you his expertise and create exciting, engaging, and effective animations, visual effects, and motion graphics. I am willing to work diligently to create new and unique content, or I am willing to work with already existing content and assist you in giving it a professional and personal touch. The choice is yours!

I have expertise in these skills but am not limited to:

  • 3D character animation
  • 3D character and creature rigging
  • 3D lighting, texturing, and rendering
  • color theory and design
  • story-boarding and animatics
  • 2D and 3D video compositing
  • video keying and rotoscoping
  • motion graphics and kinetic typography
  • script writing and editing
  • project administration
  • university level educational instruction
  • animation research

I have expertise in these software packages but am not limited to:

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk MatchMover
  • Arnold Renderer
  • Mental Ray Renderer
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity Engine
  • Pixologic Z-Brush
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Story

Please take a look at all on my work here, or select the work tab at the top.

Take a look at my LinkedIn page and my Art Station page to learn more about my professional experience.

Please feel free to get in touch for an Animation, Visual Effects, or Motion Graphics quote or potential job opportunities here, or select the contact tab at the top.