Damien Jones

BFA ’20 Animation and Interactive Design

I was born in Florida but I currently live in Winston-Salem, NC. I’ve had a passion for art since I was very young. As a kid, I used to fill pieces of printer paper with sketches of different cartoon characters and ideas. I came to East Carolina as an intended business major, but I switched to Animation and Interactive Design because in my heart I knew my passion for art would be the key to my happiness.

I always loved cartoon animations as a kid because of the freedom characters have in them. Characters can do anything beyond imagination and nothing is off-limits. When I create my animations, I want the audience to feel as if their ideas can go beyond the real world.

Demo Reel, 2020

video link


Cursed Wand Zap, 2019

A stop-motion animation of a three-eyed wizard whose wand keeps sending him into different dimensions. I collaborated with my classmate Kofi on this project.
I created the story, modeled the characters, and modeled the environments.
Created in Adobe Premiere. video link


The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds, 2019

Title sequence created for the book, “The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds.”
Created in Adobe After Effects. video link


Bucking Bronco, 2020

3D animation that shows the mechanics of the “Bucking Bronco,” toy.
Created in AutoDesk Maya. animation link


Traditional Japanese Room, 2018

A 3D model of a traditional Japanese room from the 15th century.
Created in AutoDesk Maya. animation link


Animal Planet Logo, 2020

A kinetic logo animation of the Animal Planet logo.
Created in Adobe After Effects. animation link