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Spencer Ford
Spencer Ford
3D Generalist / Artist
Perth, Australia

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 ArtIllustrationCharacter DesignCreature DesignCharacter Animation3D AnimationDigital PaintingStoryboardingStorytellingTexturingVideo EditingFilm EditingActingVoice ActingfilmVideo Production3D ModelingTheatreDigital SculptingPhotographySculptingPhoto-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 at Siamese
    Perth, Australia
    August 2017 - Present

    2D After Effects Animator and Compositor for People Diagnostic Rio Tinto and Medibank.

    With additonal work as a 3D Generalist, Artist and Graphic Designer

    http://www.siamese.com.au/

  • Maya Generalist / 3D Animator at Polar Media
    Perth, Australia
    July 2017 - August 2017

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

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

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

    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 at Murdoch University
    Perth
    July 2016 - November 2016

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

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

  • Dance Teacher / Instructor at Joondalup Entertainers Theater School
    February 2006 - August 2009

    During my time at Joondalup Entertainers Theater School aka 'JETS' I taught all ages Hip-hop dance techniques and choreographed dance routines for public performances and festivals.

  • Minor Industrial 3D Modeller at Mapability
    April 2005 - June 2005

    In 2008 I was offered short term work experience as a minor 3D Industrial Animation Artist using software's such as 3DStudio Max for Mining Industries and Construction Companies.

    http://mapability.com.au/