Summary

2D Artist / Animator & 3D Generalist from Western Australia. Main focus on character and creature concept design, illustration and story boarding, with the addition of character animation.

Ever since I was old enough to pick up a pencil I have been fascinated by art and animation. Films, art books and music have always driven me to being a more creative artist every day. I am a hardworking, motivated and dedicated artist / animator who can take on sensitive work with ease. I'm a fast and diligent learner who is always open to creative new ideas. I work well within a team environment and I feel confident engaging in open discussions with others.

I also have a bachelor degree in games art & design from Murdoch University and studied under the great influence of professional artists and animators who have worked for Pixar Animation Studios, Disney interactive, Animal Logic & Lucas Arts. It is my greatest ambition to make my mark and be a part of the animation world.

I also have a strong history within the theatre arts as a actor and dancer, including teaching and choreographing dances for students of all ages. This helps me greatly to understand the physics of movement and emotion that I can apply to my animation works.

Photography and making short films is another passion of mine. I started digital photography in 2011. Digital Photography has been a great asset to my art for use of reference regarding structure, composition, anatomy, color pallets and more.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

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Skills

  • Concept Art
  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Creature Design
  • Character Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Digital Painting
  • Storyboarding
  • Storytelling
  • Texturing
  • Video Editing
  • Film Editing
  • Acting
  • Voice Acting
  • film
  • Video Production
  • 3D Modeling
  • Theatre
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Photography
  • Sculpting
  • Photo-manipulation
  • Software Proficiency

    Maya
    Maya
    3ds Max
    3ds Max
    Mudbox
    Mudbox
    ZBrush
    ZBrush
    Arnold
    Arnold
    mental ray
    mental ray
    RenderMan
    RenderMan
    Blender
    Blender
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
    Photoshop
    Photoshop
    Premiere
    Premiere
    After Effects
    After Effects

    Experience

    Animator / Artist

    Siamese
    August 2017 - Present | Perth, Australia

    Maya Generalist / 3D Animator

    Polar Media
    July 2017 - August 2017 | Perth, Australia

    Contract Position

    Maya Generalist producing 3D modelling, Texturing ,Animation, Lighting and Rendering for projects such as mining, oil & gas and plant sites located in areas such as South America, Australia, China, India and SE Asia.

    http://www.polarmedia.co.uk/home

    Graphic Artist / Digital Engraver / Signmaker

    Adform Engraving & Signs
    February 2007 - July 2017 | Joondalup, Australia

    For the 9 years working at Adform Engraving I designed, manufactured and installed signage and graphic art for major hospitals, as well as for mining, construction and privately-owned businesses throughout Western Australia.

    http://www.adform.net.au/

    Professional Solo Photographer

    Visual Dreams Photography
    February 2017 - July 2017 | Perth, Australia

    Solo Photographer for my own business Visual Dreams Photography. I specialize in many forms of photography such as Weddings, Portraits, Architecture, Wildlife, Products and Landscapes.

    http://vp-photo.weebly.com/

    Freelance Photographer

    Wildnature Geographic
    February 2014 - November 2014 | Perth WA, Australia

    During my first year of university in 2014 I was given the opportunity for some freelance work as a sports photographer at Bibra Lake Soccer Finals. I also was involved in photographing the Wedge-tailed Eagle for The Sydney Morning Herald article called 'Noble raptor like lamb to the slaughter'.

    https://www.facebook.com/SpencerFordWildnatureGeographic/

    Lead Concept Artist / Animator

    Murdoch University
    July 2016 - November 2016 | Perth

    Light of Dark Concept Artist & Animator - Perth Games Festival 2016

    https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3mYLg

    Dance Teacher / Instructor

    Joondalup Entertainers Theater School
    February 2006 - August 2009 |

    Minor Industrial 3D Modeller

    Mapability
    April 2005 - June 2005 |

    1 month - Work experience college study postition