CEO / CCO / Founder/Artist / Art Director of Animation / Animator
Design art direction, instructor artist and management of research and development for emerging technologies.
Successful work in production management, interface design, computer animation, and web development. Ground as an artists for 30years
Extremely organized and great communication skills. Able to manage a digital production team from early consultation to final production in order to reach all deliverables efficiently and within time specifications.
Extremely imaginative and passionate with an exemplary work ethic.
WORK EXPERIENCE CEO / CCO / Founder/Artist
Little Director January 2005 to 2013
Started Little Director in 2005 and spearheaded the launch of littledirector.com. An online gaming site for young children in 2007. Little Director’s artistic offerings have continually evolved. It started with the basic concept of a child creating original art as simple as a crayon drawing that was then sent to us via regular mail or scanned and emailed. Upon receipt of the drawing our programmers then went about applying our animation technology to transform what started as a static drawing into an animated movie, complete with music and quite often with voice over narratives based on a story line created by the child. Since sharing the kids’ creations is one of the cornerstones of our model, we displayed their work on our site and also sent them a DVD of their movie that they could enjoy with family, friends and classmates. Over the last few years we worked with several schools, children’s hospitals and charities and it is gratifying how many kids we have already reached. Among recent accolades, the Film, Recording and Entertainment Council named Little Director the first honoree of the Animation Award. Little Director was recently featured on the “Rachel Ray Show” as well as “The Sunny Side Up Show” on PBS Kids Sprout. Little Director is headquartered in New York And Japan. We will be continuing to expand upon our creative and entertainment offerings in a big way.
Together with Wendi Lee, Royi created the futuristic cartoon animation “Cydonia”.
Designed by Royi Akavia, an animated cartoon with 8 magnificent characters that strives to teach children how to keep our planet clean and prevent unnecessary waste
September 2010 –, Move To Learn with The Cloud Lab Columbia University Graduate School.
Move to learn is a ground breaking program that brings an innovative curriculum together with interactive technology to create an unforgettable experience for kids. Move to Learn teaches kids through intuitive interaction and play. Kids explore and exercise, enriching body and mind, all while having fun. Move to Learn allows each child to interact with a world of its own creation. We work with new interface technologies that make computing magical — kids can scan drawings by waving them in front of mirrors, see and interact with virtual worlds and play fun games by moving their bodies and making noise! We use this technology to tell stories, educate and exercise. Kids can see and explore big ideas in motion, and are able to connect their actions with the world around them. This opens the door to intuitive, kinesthetic modes of learning not possible in other programs. Kids create exciting scenarios and games, orchestrate their own videos and along the way get to exercise and jump around. Best of all, kids get to take home a DVD of the whole experience!
February 2010 – June 2013 (3 years 5 months) New York & Japan
Art2Asia.com brings to China over 100 of the top artists of the XXth Century in a collection of Museum quality limited-edition prints that is unrivaled in size and quality. The Asia markets this inventory of the best of graphic work in the world. Prints are classified according to printing techniques. The most common are lithographs, engravings and silkscreen prints. See “Print techniques” for detailed information on the subject. Why limited edition prints: some of the original paintings by the artists represented have sold at Sotheby’s and Christie’s for astronomical prices. However a limited edition print by the same artist sells for a fraction, making it accessible to a sophisticated collector of average means, or a sophisticated collector who wants to invest broadly in the works of blue chip artists. Historically limited editions prints have appreciated steadily and kept pace with the market and sometimes they have outpaced it. However the reason to buy a print from Art2Asia.com should be foremost the desire to enjoy a precious and rare work of art, created by a world-renowned artist. Limited editions prints are hand-made by the artist in collaboration with his printer, signed and numbered by the artist on special archival, acid-free paper for long lasting life. They have nothing to do with photomechanical reproduction of an artist’ s works. These prints are unsigned and unnumbered although the reproduction can also include a mechanically reproduced signature and a number. See “Print techniques” for detailed information on the subject.
Video sharing teaching system www.wediolab.com
Wediolab.com is a video sharing teaching system for Kids and adults. We are a TalkingPedia (Wikipedia) Of art masters from our history to today, It’s a video sharing site that allow you to study art history and art classes by simply listen watch and share a verity of videos of art masters that can talk. Its art education network for kids and adult that designed to make study easy and fun. You will constantly improving your info of our Art World. The student-users can view, adept and share the videos that they create and watch. Our Community will allow to study together as a social unit. A social unit of any size is a group that shares common values. The term can also refer to the national community or international community, and in biology, a community is a group of interacting living organisms sharing a populated environment.
We use a new Multi-Server Architecture that provides high scalability and performance; videos are stored on a virtually unlimited number of servers. This allows our users (the students) and their teachers to upload with speed and security in 21 languages thus reflecting the global nature of Art and of the Internet. All content on wediolab.com has and will be uploaded by individuals as well educators. Unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content will be not available to registered users on this site whatsoever.
COMPUTER ANIMATION SKILLS
Software: Adobe CS6 Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Manga, After Effects, PremierPro, AnimeStudio Pro, Reclusion Crazy Talk, Autodesk’s Maya Unlimited and Motion Builder, Cinema 4D, Unity 3D.
Royi art displayed in several museums and galleries throughout the world, including the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Norton Museum in Palm Beach Florida. Aspen Museum, Colorado including museums in Japan. The Sezen Museum in Tokyo Aichi Prefectural Museum in Nagoya and Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima Akavia was appointed official corporate artist for Western Unions ambitious Y2K painting project. Akavia was also commissioned by noted anti-child abuse non-profit organization Kidz 2000 to paint a portrait of popular rock music artist Lenny Kravitz.One of eight artists commissioned to paint an 8′ x 4′ canvas featured at Woodstock ’99. His series “Faces That Make Money.” The distinctive pieces combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Mr. Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. Select collectors of Mr. Akavia’s include Donald Trump, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (President of Chile), Senator Kakuji (Minister Of Culture, Japan), Page Parks and Ford Model Agencies. In 2005 Royi founded Little Director, an animation company based on the philosophy of “Share, Create, and Reward”. Programs enable children to bring their drawings to life. Little Director was awarded numerous animation awards for its work with the Miami-Dad Public School System and City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation. Little Director has worked with PBS, “Barney & Friends”, and The Sunny side Up Show, and Comcast. Royi contributes his years of experience in early childhood education to the “Move to Learn Apps” management team with Columbia University in New York