3D Artist

Resume

Craig Vance 3D Artist
919-268-6467
I love making stuff, that is the bottom line. Let me make stuff for you.
EXPERIENCE
Capstone Production Group5/2016- PresentCary, NCMotion Graphics Artist Creating high quality animation and graphics for commercial work on extremely tight deadlines.
  • Worked with After Effects and Premiere to create and edit dynamic content.
Wake Tech Community College1/2016- 5/2016Raleigh, NCInstructor Simulation and Game Development Department teaching Maya, 3Ds Max, Introduction to College Success,  and basic 2D design.
  • Mentored students to help them understand curriculum and foster personal growth.
  • Organized core material and created lectures with multiple facets to address different learning styles.
  • Prepared assignments and examinations; evaluated and graded all student materials.
ISC Consulting Group Inc.1/2015- 11/2015Sierra Vista AZSenior Artist Worked within both the cinematics department and realtime simulations department creating motion graphics and  3D content. Used After Effects and 3DS Max as primary building tools. Important contracts included HTJCOE, and the National Guard.
  • Worked with 3Ds Max, After Effects, Element , Photoshop, and Zbrush to create content in Unity game environment.
The Angelo Group Inc.12/2010-12/2014Marietta GALead Artist Responsible for a small group of artists and the production standards for simulations and cinematic department.
  • Modeled, animated, and composited 3D elements using 3Ds Max and After Effects for military-based learning modules.
Worked on many efforts including Space X, DCGS, WIN-T, USASICoe, G2, Signal Center, Aerostat, Biofor, BEI/FEI and ACO.
Wake Tech Community College1/2009-12/2010Raleigh, NCInstructor Simulation and Game Development Department teaching Maya, 3Ds Max, Introduction to College Success,  and basic 2D design.
  • Mentored students to help them understand curriculum and foster personal growth.
  • Organized core material and created lectures with multiple facets to address different learning styles.
  • Prepared assignments and examinations; evaluated and graded all student materials.
Quiet Man Inc.12/2004-1/2008NY, NY3D Artist Generalist Worked remotely for New York-based production house  using XSI to create FX for mostly commercial work.
  • Modeled, textured and light rigging of characters and hard surface models.
Clients: Gillette, Cheetos, Footlocker, Dairy Queen, Disney, GE, Visa
3d Solve Inc.11/2003-12/2004Raleigh, NC3D Production Artist Responsible for real-time content used in training modules for the military and private sector.
  • Used 3Ds Max and Maya to model, texture, and animate low-polygon content used in conjunction with a Shockwave- based engine to create teaching modules and concepts for various projects.
Sinister Games Inc. a division of Ubisoft1/1999-5/2003Raleigh, NC3D Production Artist Generalist creating content on many projects. Studio was bought by Ubisoft.
  • Designed and created UI’s
  • Modeled and textured low-polygon assets for PC and Playstation One titles using 3Ds Max.
  • Art Directed various projects and managed a small team of artists.
Projects: Dukes of Hazzard, Batman: Gotham City Racers, Shadow Company, Loose Cannon, Soldier
Panavision Inc.1/1997-3/1998Chicago ILCamera Prep Tech Prepared and maintained both 35mm and 16mm camera systems for use on feature films and commercials.
  • Quality control making sure all equipment needs of the camera assistants were addressed.
  • Maintained equipment to the standards of the industry.
  • Mentored interns.
  • Organized and maintained shop floor inventory.
Alterian Studios Inc.8/1996-11/1996Los Angeles CARunner General shop help and gopher for creature shop
  • Assisted in fiberglass department creating doubles for frozen performers on the film Batman and Robin.
  • General shop help.
Victor Duncan Inc.5/1993-7/1996Detroit MICamera Rental Manager Managed camera department for the greater Michigan and Ohio region of national production equipment rental company.
  • Fulfilled the equipment needs of project producers.
  • Ensured the quality of equipment while securing new avenues of business to help grow the department.
  • Managed small team consisting of the floor prep techs and machine shop.
Education Highlights
Serious Robots2003Raleigh NCInternship
Wayne State University1990-1993Detroit MIBachelor of Arts Major in Radio and Television
Macomb Community College1988-1990Warren MI Associates Degree Liberal Arts Associates Degree General Studies
Center For Creative Studies1987-1988Detroit MIGraphic Communication program
Achievments
  • Created and produced my own public access television show called Monster Creature Feature which ran in the Raleigh area for 8 years.
  • Shot and edited music videos for the bands Radio Cult, The Straight 8s, and The Alcazar Hotel to air on MCF.
  • Produced the Monster Creature Feature Halloween Show for NBC 17 in 2009.
Software
Photoshop
After Effects
3DsMax
XSI Softimage
Premiere