Thomas Briggs

3640 South Sepulveda Blvd #2365

Los Angeles CA 90034310 259 6260



Bachelor of Arts, College of St Thomas, St Paul MN 1979, painting.


Generalist animation Contractor, represented by D.A.A., Los Angeles CA, July 2008-present

Member, Visual Effects Society, 2009- present

Software expertise: Maya, Massive, VRay, Air, Arnold, Krakatoa MY, Exocortex Fury, Realflow, IPISoft, Mari, Zbrush, Mental Ray, Photoshop, Nuke

Programming languages: Mel, Python


Current reels:


Recent Clients: Specular Theory, Method Studios, The Mill, Kilt Studios, Brand New School, Stardust Entertainment, Mirada Studios, Eight VFX, Level 256, The Filmworkers Club, Absolute Post NYC, Ntropic, Superfad, Digital Domain, Moving Pixels

Recent Feature Animation: Hercules, 14 shot battle sequence using Massive

Recent TVCs: Nike, Franklin Templeton Investments, Lipton Tea, Johnny Walker, Nurse Jackie, Capitol One , Lincoln, Ninetendo, Cisco, Ferrari, Chevy Volt, LaZBoy, Nestle Tasters Choice


Work History:

Freelance animation contractor, Los Angeles 2008-present

Staff Animator: Radium LA, 2002-2008  Effects for TVCs, feature films and music videos

Animation Contractor: Los Angeles, 1997 – 2001

TVCs: Pepsi, Motorola, Mattel Hot Wheels, Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Feature effects animation:  ‘Osmosis Jones’, ‘Me Myself and Irene’, ‘Blade’

Staff Animator and Director: Vertex Films, Taipei Taiwan 1993-1997

Animation contractor/trainer: 1990-1993

Art Director: Digital Light, Minneapolis MN 1988-1989

Exhibition Coordinator: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN 1984-1985

Exhibition technician: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN 1979-1981, Duties: exhibition preparation for local and touring exhibitions.


Art Exhibitions:

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, “Electron Salon”, 2012

Pershing Square Art Squared Gallery , 2012

Commissioned Artwork for Company PI , Office and website, 2012

Gallery 13, Minneapolis MN, Print Show, 2010

Gallery13, Minneapolis MN, Ultimate Landscape, December 2008

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, “DigitalArt.LA”, August 2008

Gallery13, Minneapolis MN, July 2008

Art of Digital Show, San Diego CA, 2006

HI Res/Lo Res, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, 2006

Siggraph Asia “Threading Time”, July 2007, Hong Kong

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, “New Math”, May-June 2006

Pace Editions/Pamplemousse Press,  November 2005, New York NY

Siggraph Fine Art Juried Exhibition, August 2005 , Los Angeles CA



Minneapolis College of Art and Design ,Interdisciplinary courses on curating, exhibition design and issues of presentation in modern art,1984-1985

Workshops for elementary and secondary educators on computers and art education, 1990-1991

Minneapolis Community College, 2d Computer animation 1989-1990

Avigra Design, Jakarta Indonesia, Training and integration of TDI systems into commercial video production, 1990, 1992

Columbia College, Chicago, Visiting artist in animation program 1991-1992

Micrographics, Chicago, Trainer and demo Artist 1991-1992

TDI America, Trainer and demo Artist 1991-1992