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Raphael Perkins is an animator at Retro Studios. He began his career as an animator at 3D Realms, contributing to Duke Nukem Forever during its long development cycle. Perkins was one of three 3D Realms animators who would later do contract animation for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption; the other two being Brian Kowalczyk and Will Bate. He went on to direct TV commercials for clients including Toni, Zhumir, Nestle, Condor and the Central Bank of Ecuador. After working as an independent director for a year, Perkins was hired by Retro Studios as a full-time animator. He went on to animate Retro's Donkey Kong Country projects.
Perkins is a graduate of Vancouver Film School. While there, he created a short film titled El Arquero.