Justin Williams

CG Artist / Maya Generalist

Resume

Production Experience With: Maya, Mental Ray, V-Ray, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro. 

EXPERIENCE

Various · San Francisco, CA

Freelance CG Artist/Maya Generalist – 4/11 – Current
Currently working as a freelance CG Generalist for various companies in San Francisco, including:
Bonfire Labs
Elastic Creative
Westernized Productions
XYZ Graphics

EVEO · San Francisco, CA

Art Director (Freelance) – 3/09 – 4/11
Collaborate and strategize on initial design concepts, and carry that vision through all visual elements of the projects, e.g., motion graphics, camera animation, and photo-realistic CG environments.

Ring of Fire · Santa Monica, CA

Freelance 3D Artist – 1/07 – 8/08
As a CG generalist my role on a project often ranged from pre-vis to final compositing, and almost anything in-between, including modeling, texturing, lighting and animation.  Projects include a three minute CG animation for Madonna’s current world tour, commercials for Motorola, UPS, General Motors, Build-A-Bear, Valvoline, MassMutual Financial Group, and Valvoline.  Also the Taj Mahal scene from the WB film The Bucket List, and various previz projects.

New Wave Entertainment · Burbank, CA

Freelance 3D Artist – 8/06 – 12/06
Toon Disney IDs – “Halloween”, “Thanksgiving”, “Winter/Happy Holidays” and “New Year’s Eve”.  Each ID featured multiple 2D characters in a 3D environment, and required pre-vis, modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation.

Disney Channel Re-Brand – Over 40 menus and 40 bumpers, each featuring an animated 3D dynamic “ribbon”, interacting with various other 3D and 2D elements.

The WB Television Network · Burbank, CA

3D Artist, Staff – 7/01 – 6/06
Animated on-air graphics for prime time and “Kids’ WB!”; main titles, promos, bumpers, station IDs.  Took projects from concept though completion, including design (environments, props, characters, logos), modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, compositing. Collaborated with other graphic artists on campaigns, including the Broadcast Design Award winning “Toonami” and “Ooh Ahh Island” bumper packages.

 Tracy Lee Stum Fine Art · Ventura, CA

Freelance 3D Artist – Various – 5/04 – Present
Created hi-res architectural renderings for light/shadow and perspective reference for hand painted murals at The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas; Disneyland, Hong Kong, and Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.

 Ayzenberg Group · Pasadena, CA

Freelance 3D Artist – “SpyHunter” Midway Playstation 2 Game – 6/01
Freelance 3D Artist – “Conquest: Frontier Wars” Microsoft PC Game – 9/00

Brain Zoo Studios · Van Nuys, CA (formerly Dream Theater Animation)

Freelance 3D Artist – ‘Ready 2 Rumble – 1’ – Game Cinematic06/99 – 08/99
Freelance 3D Artist – ‘Militia’ & ‘Bobby C’ – Music Videos 06/98 – 09/98

Art Center College of Design · Pasadena, CA

Teaching Assistant – Introduction and Advanced 3D Modeling 09/96 – 12/98


EDUCATION

Art Center College of Design · Pasadena, CA 12/98, BS

Environmental Design, Entertainment Track, with emphasis on 3D modeling and animation.

HONORS & AWARDS

Broadcast Design Awards (BDA’s)

2005 Gold BDA Salon de Refus Kids’ WB Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh Island Bumpers The WB
2004 Gold BDA Art Direction & Design Kids’ WB Yu-gi-oh Training Camp The WB
2003 Silver BDA Non-News, In-House Bumper Kids WB! 2002 Bumpers The WB
2002 Silver BDA Non-News, In-House ID Toonami: Kids WB! Campaign The WB


MEMBER

SIGGRAPH

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences