Skip to main content

Michael Masternick


Currently living in

Youngstown, Springfield, Poland, Boardman, Beaver, Ohio, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences


Open to roles

InternshipLong Term EmployeeShort Term ContractCo-op

Looking to start a career in 2D animation.

Ideal Workplace Values

Looking for a workplace where I can interact with my peers.

My Badges

Skills and Strengths

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationAdaptabilityCreativityReliabilityCritical Thinking

Inclusion Essentials


Interviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityExtra TimeEmail / Calendar OrganizationConcise InstructionsFlexible Schedule

Environments I'm comfortable with

Interaction with the public
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

To reiterate instructions clearly to ensure we both mutually understand what is being said


Check out my work

2022 Reel
Worked for 2 months from Feb 2022 to Apr 2022

Colorist - Volunteer for Student Project

A group of mythical creatures accidently reopen the portal to the human world and find themselves in the middle of a plot to destroy both worlds. The goal of this project was to pitch it to potential producers. ● Volunteered as part of a team of 10 as a colorist on the film. ● Working on a timeline of a week, I would complete a scene and deliver a finished product prior to the deadline. ● Was able to provide feedback on animation errors that I came across while coloring. ● Worked directly on coloring the title characters in Toon Boom Harmony.

Microsoft ExcelNetworkingCommunicationForesight
Worked for 2 months from Jan 2021 to Mar 2021

Animator/Special Effects Artist - Volunteer Collaboration

An entirely nonprofit fan made recreation of the first episode of Gwain Saga for Youtube and Newgrounds. ● Volunteered as part of a team of nearly 50 animators. ● Completed two separate scenes over the course of the summer ● Contributions made use of illustration, puppet rigging, rotoscopes, masks, and traditional frame by frame animation with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.

Education and Credentials

Attended for 3 years from 2019 to 2022

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor's degree - Animation Scriptwriting and Storyboarding