Benjamin S. Heighway
1646 Brown Ave. Whitng, IN · 765-729-0960
Develops high-quality motion, gestures, and expressions for 3D computer based graphics, characters, and objects through
traditional key-framed animation with strong aesthetic. Has a strong understanding of camera animation, cinematic framing,
shot continuity, as well as facial animation.
The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago 09/2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation
Ball State University 2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture
Autodesk Maya; Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash; Zbrush; Headus; Microsoft Office
Andrean High School
Layout and design of football print programs including marketing, photo editing, typography, client management, 2008-Present
with rapid turnaround time. Approximately 400 readers each season.
Amicus Insurance Agency
Designed and created AmicusInsurance.com with Adobe Flash for a client. 2010
Challenger Learning Center
Designed the summer camp t-shirts for a program designed to teach elementary children about space exploration. 2009-Present
Circus Love: Utilized preproduction skills, advanced modeling, intermediate rigging and texturing, basic lighting, with 2010
advanced animation to create a 3D animated short that depicts comedian Paul Gilmartin’s poem, “Circus Love”.
Three Billy Goats Gruff: Animated 3D short created by a team of 10 students. Utilized advanced UV texturing of 2010
characters, environmental creation, and character animation.
Pizza Shack Intro: Animated 2.5D intro created with Illustrator and After Effects as a show opener 2009
for a traditional 2D animation. Utilized After Effects’ 3D capabilities and lighting to create a 2.5D effect.
Horseshoe Casino May 2011-present
Pizza Hut 2003-2008
Assistant General Manager
Responsible for managing employees, customer service, product quality, and other business aspects
of the restaurant. Organized and distributed duties, and implemented new corporate strategies.
Ball State Alumni Legacy and Honor’s College Scholarship Winner 2001-2005
Dean’s List 2008-2010
MS Word Document