Josh Burggraf recently joined United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 IATSE in the Computer Arts division, and is currently working as staff retoucher/storyboard artist for Hogarth WW's NY agencies. He additionally is working freelance as an animation designer and as an illustrator in NY, NY. You can reach him at josbur@gmail.com.  

RESUME

Hogarth WorldWide, NYC — Staff Retoucher/Traditional Production Artist/Illustrator

January 2014 - PRESENT

Working with a core team of retouchers and production artists serving as JWT’s print studio.   Additionally working for other Hogarth affiliates including TMG, 230 Park, and Geometry.  Duties include Retouching, Storyboarding, Production Art and Illustration.

Amazon - Illustrator/ Background artist/ designer

 – Present (8 months)

Ongoing work for an Amazon cartoon pitch working with Joy+Noelle (Freelance)

Cartuna - Illustrator/ Background artist

 – Present (1 year 6 months)

Working very closely with Joy + Noelle studios to create palettes, designs and finalized Background paintings for multiple episodes of an upcoming Cartuna show. (Freelance)

Transistor Studios - Animator, Concept designer

 –  (2 months)

Working on a pitch for an upcoming set of commercials. Duties included Photoshop Animation, storyboards and character design. (Freelance)

Sesame Workshop - Illustrator/ Background artist

 –  (3 months)

Working with Isosceles Studios and Sesame Workshop to create sketches, assets and finalized animation background paintings for an update to the famous "Rubber Ducky" short. (Freelance)

Sesame Studios - Background Artist

 –  (4 months)

Working closely with Joy + Noelle studios creating color sketches, roughs and all final background art for the Sesame Studios short Color Me. (Freelance)

JWT (Transmission), NYC — Staff Retoucher/Traditional Production Artist/Illustrator

January 2010 - December  2013

Working with a core team of retouchers and production artists serving as JWT’s print studio.  Duties included creating Storyboards, Illustrations, Flash Animations, Production Art and Retouching.

JWTWO, NYC — Illustrator

February 2006 - December 2009

Co-Founded JWTWO’s The Nursery, a content creation unit exploring how to utilize social media.  Acted as Art Director and Animation director on TV commercials and several original animated web series’.  Developed concepts for online games, designs for clothing and content for established websites.

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY — BFA in Traditional Animation

SEPT 2001 - JULY 2005

Presidential Merit Based Scholarship, Deans List.