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Gabriel Choquette


My ultimate goal is to master all aspects of animation. I want to be able to do it all and do it well, whether it's creating storyboards, character animation, design, backgrounds, effects, even voice work. 
I am a fast learner, a teacher, a motivator and I love to help people and get them excited about animation. I have been seriously studying illustration and animation for more than 20 years.


May 2015 to present
Museums Ottawa Canada
Position: Concept artist

January 2015 to May 2015
Self Employed
Worked on Melvin The Mouse e-Books
Graphic Desing and concept art for Museum of Science and Tech

November 2013–January 2015
Mercury Filmworks
Position: FX Animator

• Add, or create effects for TV shows : Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Wander Over Yander, Mickey Mouse Shorts, Star and the Forces Of Evil
• Work with Toon Boom Harmony

May 2003–November 2013
Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques
Position: Flash Animator

• Created complex Flash animations and illustrations for on-line educational courses (E-learning) for the Ontario Ministry of Education
• Supervised contract animators and managed various deadlines for a large project
• Worked with Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop

April 2003–May 2003
Funbag Cartoons
Position: Background artist

• Performed background clean-ups for the television show “Robo Roach”

December 2002–April 2003
Hemera Technologies
Position: Digital Imaging Specialist

• Edited clipart and photographs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

January 2001–December 2002
Pip Animation
Position: Digital Ink and Painter

• Digitally inked and painted all character animation using Toonz 4.1 for television shows: 
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Ripping Friends, Hoze Hounds 


September 2005–December 2005
Algonquin College 
Introduction to 3D animation (part-time) 3D Studio Max

September 1998–April 2001 
Algonquin College 
Animation television (Diploma) 

August 1998–September 1998
Algonquin College 
Pre-animation (part-time)

January 1997–September 1998
Ottawa School of Art 
Classes in: Life drawing, Perspective drawing, Anatomy, Cartooning 

September 1993–June 1997
École Secondaire Garneau
Grade 12 Diploma 


Myriam la dévoreuse de livres (children's book, ages 7 to 12)
Writer: Lisette Brochu
Publishing house: Vermillon

Elementary Safety Book for Young Children 
(10,000$ grand prize winner in 2004)
Publishing house: Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc.

The Adventures of Stay Safe Koko and Company 
Eastern Ontario Health Unit (2007)
A 20-minute animated video on injury prevention for children from 3 to 5 years of age
Storyboards, characters and backgrounds 
(Paper and pencil, inks, Adobe Illustrator)
Le génie de Jessie
Writer: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair
Publishing house: B

• Placed in the top 10 artists in Canada for the Ben Wicks Award four times since the contest began in 2000
• Placed first and received the $10,000 grand prize for the Ben Wicks Elementary Safety Book for Young Children in 2004. The book was distributed across Canada and in parts of the United States (…).
• Obtained first aid certification
• Attended two-day Pixar Animation master class in Montreal in 2011

• Toon Boom Harmony
• Flash
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• Windows Movie Maker
• After Effects
• Paper, pencil and Pantone markers

Since 1991, I have been studying Taekwon-Do and have received my 4th degree black belt. I am now a certified instructor with the International Taekwon-Do Federation and teach for the City of Ottawa at the South Fallingbrook Community Centre. I also compete at a national level.


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Foyled Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
thanks for the :+fav:! :D
aniforlife Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the faves and FAWKIN awesome comment!
Catpop Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
I've studied Taekwon-Do too, I think it's great :)
Baku-TheSumoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hey, do u take requests?
Sezuko704 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sure...I'll see what I can do.
Baku-TheSumoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i was wondering if u can draw my yokozuna Baku in the style that u drawn yours. [link]
Sezuko704 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah i'll see what I can do... I'm pretty busy these days but just click "watch" and I'm sure I can make one eventually since i love sumos!
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J-Century Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, thank you so much for the deviantWATCH!
Sezuko704 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Man I can't get over how nice your models are!!! I have spent more time on your page than any other artits on DA! And I have one of your girls as my desktop!
J-Century Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, thanks for your kindness, mate!
It's my honor to have one of my girl on your desktop!! =)
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