Sagan Yee


Artistic Skills
  • Fluent in all fundamental aspects of production (storyboarding, animation, character design, layout, post-production, sound design, composition)
  • Classically trained, can adapt to a variety of visual styles
  • Experience with game creation and interactive media

Software Knowledge
  • Working to proficient knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Flash (traditional and symbol-based animation, some Actionscripting), Premiere Pro, After Effects, ToonBoom, Illustrator
  • Education includes training with Maya (modeling, rigging, animating)
  • Equally proficient with Mac and Windows

Work-Oriented Skills
  • Works enthusiastically and diligently within teams or independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management and organizational abilities
  • Proven leadership skills in team settings

Related Work Experience

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Toronto, ON Sept. 2011 - Current
Film Reference Library Clerk

Private tutoring - Toronto, ON Nov. 2011 - Current
·       One-on-one lessons in film criticism and technique

JibJab Media - Venice, CA August - Sept. 2011
Freelance animator
·       See Buzz Interactive for description of duties

Buzz Interactive – Toronto, ON May – August 2010
Flash animator
·       Provided content for e-greeting card service
·       Personal duties included pre-conceptualization, storyboarding, animating, application of sound effects and music, adjusting to meet client's expectations and suggestions

Honours and Awards

Liberal Arts & Science Excellence Award 2011
Dean’s Student Council- Highest grades in program 2009-2011
Glenna Carr National Scholarship (Animation) 2007-2011
"Hardest-Working Team Member" (peer vote, year-long group project) 2010
Jostens Yearbook Leadership Award 2006

Graduate short film "Red Button Day" shortlisted for Sheridan College's Toronto International Film Festival Student Showcase submission; featured in Toronto Star


Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Art Fundamentals certificate (high honours) 2006-2007
  • Bachelors of Applied Arts Animation (high honours) 2007-2011

Additional Experience

·       Participated in and coordinated the Difference Engine Initiative to promote diversity in the gaming industry; used Flash, Photoshop and Stencyl to create independent game
·       Spoke on panel for conference (Women in Film, Games and New Media) moderated by Jade Raymond, as well as helping to organize the event
·       Various freelance commissions including posters, mugs, web and t-shirt designs
Difference Engine Initiative - Toronto, ON Aug - Dec 2011
Participant / In-session Coordinator

Japanese Canadian Cultural Center - Toronto, ON July, Nov, Dec 2011

Sheridan CollegeOakville, ON Sept. ‘08 – March '09
Student Peer Tutor, animation Sept. '09 – March '10

Rainbow CinemasSaskatoon, SK May – August 2009
Concession, Customer Service, misc. duties

Saskatoon Teacher’s FederationSaskatoon, SK May – August 2009
Library clerk, shelving and photocopying

Movie GallerySaskatoon, SK July – August 2008
Customer Service Associate April  – June 2009


Available upon request.