Greetings! I am an animator and illustrator in the Portland, OR area. I currently work in casting and silicone in the Puppet Department at Laika Entertainment. I have been fortunate to work on the award winning Kubo and the Two Strings and Laika’s upcoming 5th film. Specializing in stop-motion animation, I am also experienced in Maya and After Effects. In addition to animating, I am proficient in puppet fabrication as well as set and prop construction. My skills include silicone and foam casting, mold construction, sculpting, woodworking, wire armature construction, and detail painting.

I illustrate in a number of mediums, ranging from oil paint on masonite to ink and watercolor on board. I am also skilled in digital ink and paint, and am in the process of creating my first graphic novel – Eden. Other related skills include storyboarding, animatics, and character and concept design.

I currently hold a Bachelors degree in Media Arts and Animation and have worked professionally for such clients as the Hallmark Channel, Nissan, and Koodo Mobile.


Hals Reynolds Animation & Illustration Résumé



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