Jennifer Bates



Diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Spring, 2008 
Lost Boys Learning, Courtenay, BC  Canada
Software packages learned include: Maya, After Effects, Mental Ray, Boujou, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, and more.

BA in Religion and Philosophy, Spring, 2004 
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
Freedom in Education Merit Scholarship
Hames Scholarship
Honors Program


Junior Compositor, 11/08-present
Stargate Films, South Pasadena, CA

Current TV Shows:
Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Office, Trauma, 24, Crash, Happy Town, In Plain Sight, Greek, Parenthood
Past TV Shows:
Heroes, Knight Rider, My Own Worst Enemy, Trust Me, General Hospital, Defying Gravity, Monk
Feature Film:
The Big Bang, A Dog Named Christmas, Scooby Doo 3
Multiple Pilots

Intern, 9/08-11/08
Zoic Studio, Culver City, CA


Administrative Assistant, 4/07-9/07
TSI Incorporated via Top Temporary, White Bear, MN
Managed all incoming fax and email correspondence to the company.
Standardized national and international customer lists.

Loan Officer, 07/06-04/07
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Minneapolis, MN
Provided financial support and counseling to subprime mortgage candidates.

Sales Associate, 11/04-07/06
HOM Furniture, Woodbury, MN
Listened to and met customers’ needs through excellent product knowledge and service
Exceeded company sales standards to further the success of my employer
Took the initiative to design brochures to better assist customers

Shift leader/Corporate Trainer, 5/04-9/04
East Lansing Cup-a-Cino, Lansing/East Lansing, MI
Managed the training of new employees for four coffee shops
Monitored the implementation of procedures throughout the company

Receptionist, 2/99-1/03
A’la Mode Salon and Day Spa, Hudson, WI
Answered phones, made appointments, and completed various clerical duties
Assisted customers in selecting products by sharing excellent product knowledge
Trained in new employees and helped with computer trouble-shooting

Assistant Aquatics Director/Head Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor/Hostess, 4/97-9/00
St. Croix Valley YMCA, Hudson, WI          
Managed over 40 employees in the aquatics department
Maintained a clean, and well-run pool area