Ally Rom Colthoff

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2012 | Sheridan College, post-graduate certificate in Computer Animation

·         Explored all aspects of the animation production pipeline from concept to execution, and created an original 3d short film.


2008-2011 | NSCAD University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

·         Classically trained in drawing and painting

·         Spent a semester at Rhode Island School of Design through the AICAD student exchange program


2012-2017 | Texture Artist
Guru Studio | 110 Spadina Avenue #1000, Toronto ON

Created textures for use in 3d animated television shows (Paw Patrol, Justin Time, DinoPaws, Ever After High, True and the Rainbow Kingdom); coordinated with designers, directors, and lighters to ensure optimal quality in renders. Chose software and utilized procedural or hand-painted approaches to achieve the desired appearance. Worked with the studio pipeline to ensure deadlines were met.

2007-present | Graphic Novelist

Writing and illustrating an ongoing fantasy comic series.  Researched and planned all aspects of the fictional world of ‘Chirault’, creating engaging and convincing sets, props and characters; referenced the created designs while illustrating the story and creating merchandise. Worked with other artists and writers on various short comics.


·         Designing characters, sets, and props

·         Understanding of colour theory and lighting

·         Meeting deadlines

·         Composing shots to balance clarity and dynamism

·         Working with direction to ensure final product meets production needs

·         Thorough understanding of graphic software, including Adobe and Autodesk products, and Zbrush

·         Utilizing in-studio management tools including Shotgun