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MICK TODD
michaelrtodd@yahoo.com
801-885-2814



SUMMARY

As an experienced 3D Artist I have the ability to illustrate, model, texture, shade, light, look develop, animate and composite CG images and shots for feature films, games, television and animation projects using Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop, After Effects, and 2D and 3D computer graphics tools.

SPECIALTIES

2D/3D Design - Creatures, Characters, Environments, Vehicles, Props, Graphics.
3D Modeling
3D Texturing
3D Lighting and Rendering
3D Animation
Visual Development
Story Development
New IP Development
Comic Book Author/Artist
VR Production

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Photoshop
Illustrator
Maya
Mudbox
ZBrush
RoadKill
After Effects
Unreal Engine 4
Oculus Rift

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Creative Development of new intellectual properties for multiple markets.

Co-Created and produced two Stop Motion Animations for Imax and Cartoon Network: “The Light Before Christmas” and “Spooky Bats and Scaredy Cats”.

Created "Cryptid Hunter” for multiple markets including feature films, television, video games, comic books, websites and toys. The project features the artwork of Frank Frazetta, Mike Mignola, Simon Bisley, Alex Horley and Richard Taylor’s Weta Workshop.

EXPERIENCE

Universal Creative/Universal Orlando Resort
2013 – Present
Duties: 3D Artist/Senior Attraction Designer (Design, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Match Moving, Animation, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing) - Creatures, Characters, Environments, Vehicles, Props and Cinematics.

Projects: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Fast and Furious: Supercharged, The Cat in the Hat, Volcano Bay, Nintendo World.

CMB Ltd. Trinidad 
2012 – 2013
Duties: 3D Artist (Design,Texturing) - Characters, Environments and Props.
Projects: Television - KFC 2013 – D Colour of Carnival Commercial.

Bend Reality 
2012 – 2012
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling) - Vehicle.
Projects: Television - Super Bowl 2014 Kia Sorento Commercial.

CSI - Golden Era Productions 
2011– 2011
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling) - Characters.
Projects: 3D Illustrated Book.

Microsoft 
2010 – 2010
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling, Texturing)  - Characters.
Projects: Video Game – Flight.

Electronic Arts 
2010 – 2010
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling, Texturing) - Creatures, Characters, Environments, Vehicles and Props.
Projects: Video Games - Monopoly Streets, Wildlife: Forest Survival.

Lumenas Animation Studios 
2008 – 2012
Duties: Lead 3D Artist (Design, Modeling, Texturing, Animation) - Characters, Environments, Vehicles, Props and Cinematics.
Projects: Feature Film - The Legend of Santa Claus. Attraction Ride - Tsunami 4D.

Saffire 
2005 – 2008
Duties: Lead 3D Artist (Design, Modeling, Texturing, Animation) - Characters, Environments, Vehicles, Props and Cinematics.
Projects: Feature Film – Charlotte’s Web Closing Title Animation.
Video Games - Castlevania, Pele’s Soccer.

Glyphx Games 
2004 – 2005
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling) - Environments, Vehicles.
Projects: Video Game - Advent Rising.

DreamWorks Animation 
 2002 – 2004
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling)  - Creatures, Characters, Environments and Props.
Projects: Feature Film - Shark Tale.

Walt Disney Animation Studios 
2001 – 2003
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling, Texturing, Match Moving, Animation) - Creatures, Characters, Environments, Vehicles and Props.
Projects: Feature Films - Reign of Fire, Kangaroo Jack, The Snow Queen aka Frozen, My Peoples aka A Few Good Ghosts, Fantasia 3.
Television  - Coming Home - Disney 50th Anniversary Commercial.

Sony Pictures Imageworks 
2000 – 2001
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling) - Creatures, Characters, Environments, Vehicles and Props.
Projects: Feature Film - Spider-Man.

Viewpoint Digital 
1998 – 2000
Duties: 3D Artist (Design, Modeling, Texturing, Animation) - Creatures, Characters, Environments, Vehicles and Props.
Projects: Feature Film - Dungeons and Dragons. Television - Size Matters, Blaster’s Universe, The Book. Video Games - Need for Speed/Porche Unleashed, Scooby Doo – Night of 100 Frights, NCMEC, Venice Under Glass.

PUBLISHING

Spectrum 12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art - Underwood Books
Cryptid Universe
Animation Magazine
Cinefex

HONORS AND AWARDS

Art Work Selected for Spectrum 12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art - Underwood Books: CRYPTID YETI and KIPLING MCKAY BRONZE.
Won SILVER AWARD in Dimensional Category for Art Direction.

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University - San Francisco
University of Utah