My name is Michael Ayers Jr, I am a New York based certified character animator with five years of freelance experience of 2D and 3D animation. I’ve worked for clients developing music videos, episodes, Xaverian Mission, and advertisment in 2D animation. I also have some 3D experiences in rigging and animating given characters for a mobile video game and education. According to my current demo reel, 3D Character animation is one of my greatest strengths in the industry. I have strong abilities in using downloaded rigs to create 3D character animation with Autodesk Maya. I also have the abilities to use a plug-in like Studio Library inside Maya to apply lip-syncs, facial expressions and hand-poses to 3D characters in a fast pace. I've received my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Computer Animation at International Academy of Design & Technology in Tampa. I also earned my associates degree in Computer Graphics at International Academy of Design & Technology in Orlando. I have joined the 11 Second Club competition to develop animated scenes using 3D pre-rigs models in September 2012, May and June of 2013, and July and November of 2014. For over 8 years of using Autodesk Maya I have strong abilities to animate any given pre-rig characters. I chose to become an animator because I always wanted to create characters and bring them to life by applying readable poses to any given characters to tell a good story to any targeted audience. What’s fun about being a character animator is that you get to take any simple character design an make walk, run, skateboard and perform kung fu tricks.