About / A lil' bit about me!

Hey, I’m Alexiss! I’m an Animation Mentor and Brigham Young University alum! I am currently working as a Character Animator at Reel FX in Dallas, Texas!

I started at Animation Mentor as a student who knew nothing about Maya or animation in 2007 and 18 months later found myself heading to my first gig to work on a film! I’ve had the great opportunities to work at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and at Lumenas Animation Studios on The Legend of Santa Claus. I then went on to work at Animation Mentor HQ on Bishop 2.0 and the new Animals & Creatures curriculum. After a few months of traveling abroad, I moved to Texas to work at Reel FX where I have worked on a Despicable Me project for Universal Studios, Free Birds, The Book of Life, and the upcoming film, Rock Dog. I count myself blessed to get to be a part of this amazing industry.

I’m a Utah girl and I love to explore and do new things. I’ve had the chance to bounce from place to place and meet a lot of interesting, passionate people. I love the people in this industry and the further I get into it the more I love and appreciate the opportunity to be in it. What other place can I be a geek who loves cartoons and and still be cool? I love life and getting to know people.

Before becoming an animator I was a psychiatric technician in a lockdown children’s hospital, an Adobe specialist, a pottery instructor, an IT girl, and worked at a toy store. Now I’m an animator who is into photography, travel, and trying to get outdoors as much as possible.

Resume (CV)


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(please contact me for a hard copy of my resume)


To be a part of a great team who challenge each other to learn and grow each day,
while doing something I love, and further allowing me opportunities to pay it forward.


    2011 – Present Character Animator Reel FX – Dallas, Texas
    2009 – 2011 Content Admin / Animator Animation Mentor – Emeryville, California
    2010 – 2010 Lecturer, Animals & Creatures Animation Mentor – Emeryville, California
    2009 – 2010 Character Animator Lumenas Studios – Salt Lake City, Utah
    2009 – 2009 Maya Instructor Animation Mentor – via online
    2008 – 2009 Character Animator Blue Sky Studios – White Plains, New York


    2008 Animation MentorEmeryville, California
Diploma in Advanced Character Animation
    2006 Brigham Young UniversityProvo, Utah
Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
    2005 Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah
Associates Degree, Communication and Graphic Arts


    – Animation: Maya, Softimage XSI (on Windows, Mac, and Linux)
    – Graphics: Photoshop / PageMaker / InDesign / Illustrator
    – Team oriented with a determined and motivated work ethic
    – Fast worker and able to complete projects in a quick manner
    – Able to learn different software packages quickly
    – Good knowledge of animation principles
    – Developed understanding and experience in key-framing animation
    – Ability to show emotion through actions and timing