Ben Bracamonte


I am a junior full stack web developer with a Master's Degree in Digital Media. I am currently living in Madison, WI and I am accepting freelance work.


  • Experienced Manager
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Responsive Design
  • Relational Database Design
  • Render Farm Wrangler


California College of the Arts

2013 - 2017

Animation Lab Manager

  • Deployed and managed Qube! based renderfarm over multiple campuses
  • Executed custom tool deployments to 200+ workstations
  • Trained, managed and worked closely a rotating team of 12 employees

Kool Haus Games

2012 - 2013

Junior Technical Artist

  • Developed character pipeline for iOS titles Hitman GO and Sports Jeopardy
  • Authored pipeline UI tools in Python for company use
  • Rigged, skinned, weighted and implemented assets into project builds

Team Radius, Multiplayer Kinect Game


Producer/Technical Director

  • Managed an Agile team of artist, writers, developers and animators
  • Developed rigging systems for Kinect based game PiaPia
  • Implemented assets in Unity and developed custom pipeline scripts

Team Brand-Aid, Interactive Web App


Project Manager

  • Managed an Agile team to deliver a interactive web application
  • Interfaced directly with the client to iterate towards final product design
  • Facilitated resolving interpersonal conflicts within the team while ensuring deadlines were met

Team Red Panda, iOS Game


Technical Director

  • Working within an Agile team as technical director
  • Modeled, rigged, UV' and animated main quadruped character for iOS game, Red Panda Run
  • Took critique and direction from lead artist and developers

Team Afterlife, Interactive Video Project


Project Manager

  • Scheduled team meetings, shootings, production and editing timetables
  • Oversaw production shoots, voice recordings and interactive back-end
  • Ensured a happy and cohesive team environment during production

Academy of Art University

2010 - 2011

Animation Lab Technician

  • Maintained and upgraded multiple computers labs of Macs and PCs
  • Assisted students with wide range of technical questions
  • Managed render farm and ensured server room was running optimally

Contracted Project Management

2009 - 2011

Project Manager, Technical Director

  • Managed a distributed team of 3D Artists
  • Rigged 3D models for body and facial animation
  • Scripted a functional renderfarm

University of California Berkeley


Adjunct Faculty

  • Created lesson plans for introductory digital animation class
  • Developed classroom assets for teaching animation techniques such as MEL scripts, character rigs and demo scenes
  • Lectured on the technical and theoretical aspects of traditional and digital animation

Ronin Entertainment


Integration Intern

  • Integrated sound effects into Ronin in-house development tool
  • Created low poly models with Maya 4
  • Ran various intern duties

1998 - 2001

Technical Support Agent

  • Identified and troubleshooted connectivity issues with customers over the phone
  • Worked with Linux systems to troubleshoot various hosting and domain issues
  • Demonstrated extreme patience for customers and technology


Center For Digital Media

Graduated 2013

Vancouver BC, Canada

3.90 GPA

University of California Berkeley

Graduated 2008

Berkeley CA

3.89 GPA

Skills I've acquired

  • Node.js
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • Agile
  • Express
  • RESTful Design
  • Postgres
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Mocha/Chai
  • npm
  • jQuery
  • git
  • bash
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Python
  • Maya