In the time that I worked with Tom, in addition to being an incredible animator, he consistently showed a strong commitment to his growth as an artist, actively embracing new information and techniques with eagerness and confidence. Tom is a natural problem-solver, and his thirst for knowledge has helped him develop a unique perspective that allows him to see things from a fresh and innovative angle. Tom is not only willing to learn new things, but he is also willing to take constructive feedback and criticism to help him grow even further. He always takes the time to listen to feedback and incorporate it into his work, resulting in constant improvement and exceptional results across multiple projects of varying styles, software packages, and comfortably in both hand-keyed and motion capture scopes of work. His bright demeanor and positive attitude make him a strong addition to any team, and I would be happy to recommend him to any studio looking for a strong animator for their team.
Kyle Torres
Lead Animator
Frame Machine
To Whom it May Concern,
I’d like to enthusiastically recommend Tom Engelhardt for any 3D animation position. In my position as Senior Producer at Frame Machine, we hired Tom for a very specific style of keyframe animation (for a yet to be released AAA game project), but I found that Tom’s overall understanding of animation principles, strong work ethic and eagerness to learn and improve made him very versatile in multiple, varied scopes of animation work, including motion capture clean up and in game animation. He is excellent at communicating with his leads and production management, his work is always of high visual and technical quality, and he is generally extremely pleasant to work with. If you have any further questions, feel free to send me a note at
Reshan Sabaratnam
Senior Producer
Frame Machine
I had the pleasure of being Tom’s Animation Lead while working on God of War Ragnarök at Sony PlayStation Studios Visual Arts.
Tom’s personality is vibrant and warm, which is incredibly helpful in a remote/work-from-home environment where our first interactions (as well as all the rest) are through video calls and written messages.
Tom was easy to collaborate with, and was eager to learn new skills. I got to teach him how to create, clean up, and animate on top of face solves, and he took my feedback really well.
After he was trained up (and was consistently producing great work), Tom was shifted onto another Lead’s team due to new animators joining the project. He was also doing so well that he was asked to be a point of contact for anyone on the team with questions regarding face solving and animation. 
Tom is a natural leader, and I think he would thrive in a leadership role. Tom’s animation talent, his willingness to work hard, and his great attitude make him a perfect addition to any team. I would recommend him any day!
Kim Lambe
Lead Animator
PlayStation Studios Visual Arts

"Tom was an extremely valuable animator on my team at Brazen - not only was he very easy going to work with and was able to hit really solid polish on his shots - but he has this infectious, excited attitude that spread daily throughout the group.  He communicates clearly, makes every effort to learn show style, and offers help to his peers.  Recommended for sure!"
Eric Drobile
Animation Supervisor / Lead Animator
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Brazen Animation
To whom it may concern,
We had the pleasure to work with Tom on two short animated films as part of Lego’s Greatest Star Wars Battle Story series. 
He was not only a fast and disciplined animator who took our preliminary ideas for a scene and made them better, but he was also a kind and gracious collaborator. 
We loved working together with Tom and would be lucky to work with him again in the future. If you are thinking of adding Tom to your team, we could not recommend him highly enough!
Tsvet & Jerred
Directors at Afterman
Mentors include: Michal Makarewicz, Nathan Engelhardt, Frank Abney, Malcon Pierce, Sean Sexton, Tom Bancroft, Mark Oftedal, Nick Kondo, Aaron McGriff, Eric Drobile, Bruno Monteiro, Keith Sintay, Jay Jackson, Ethan Hurd, Andrew Park.