Josh Vognsen

Freelance 3D Animator & 3D Graphic Designer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Joshua C. Vognsen
Chicago, IL • 60613
DePaul University, Chicago, IL Sept. 2010 - June 2013
BS in Animation - Graduated *** Laude

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Sept. 2006 - May 2009
Studied Actuarial Science & Computer Science

Maya – Modeling, Unwrapping, Texturing, Lighting, Spec Maps, Normal Maps, Animation, MRay
Mudbox, Crazybump, Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, TortoiseSVN

Video Game Design Camp Instructor, Cedar Rapids, IA
Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids, Kirkwood Community College June 2009 - Aug 2013
• Created curriculum for a basic and advanced level five day camp utilizing the GameMaker software to teach students the basics of video game creation.
• Introduced students to the required skills and educational requirements for a digital animation career.
• Instructed up to 17 students, ages 9-15, including many children with added challenges of ADD/ADHD and High Functioning Autism
• Educated over 500 students in the course of five years
• Consistently the most successful revenue producing camp and highest parent and student reviewed camps offered at Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids

Research Assistant Intern, Cedar Rapids, IA
Kirkwood Community College, Continuing Education Aug 2009 - June 2010
• Aided in the development of an on-line testing system used to measure proficiency testing levels of MS Office classes
• Manually converted old tests to a proper format used by the new on-line system
• Ensured accuracy of tests

Camp Staff, Cedar Rapids, IA
Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids, Kirkwood Community College June 2008 - Aug 2009
• Supervised participants engaged in career oriented camps
• Counseled and aided participants in 30+ interactive children’s camps for ages 9-15
• Interfaced with instructors and parents to assure positive camp experience
• Responsible for administrative tasks including copying insurance forms, assisting parents in filling out insurance forms, and organizing instructor folders

Customer Service Coordinator, Cedar Rapids, IA
Alliant Energy June 2006 - Aug. 2006
• Utilized strong decision making and communication skills to resolve customers varied requests including changes in service locations, billing and collections issues for Iowa’s 2nd largest public utility assuring all required policies were adhered to
• Tracked outages in the allocated service area

Boys & Girls Club, Cedar Rapids, IA March 2006 - May 2006
Broadway Street Neighborhood Center, Iowa City, IA Sept 2006 - Nov. 2006

DePaul University Dean's List Fall 2010
Spring & Fall 2012
Winter & Spring 2013
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
3D Graphic Design