Jeff John

Freelance 3D Animator & Sculptor

Location:Macomb, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Experienced 3D artist with advanced traditional/computer modeling and animation skills, seeking to leverage these strengths in a full-time position.

Bachelor of Fine Arts; 3D Modeling and Animation
Ringling School of Art & Design; Sarasota, Florida
Completed in 2005

Developed animation storyboards
Used Maya to model and light 3D characters, environments, buildings and elements
Created textures in Photoshop to map to models
Used various video production and editing software to assemble animations
Animated award-winning sequences

Bachelor of Fine Arts; Sculpture
Utah State University; Logan, Utah
Completed in 1999

Focused on anatomical studies in drawing, clay sculpting and stone carving

Sculptor 2005-Current Annual Salary $60,000
General Motors; Warren, Michigan

Creatively visualize and interpret automotive design concepts and engineering requirements into three dimensional forms, taking into account the visual proportions, line, character, weight, directional quality and total harmony of the design
Interact with designers, engineers, managers and executive officers to make changes to automobile design to meet regulations and differing design preferences
Selected to sculpt a bronze bust of Wayne Cherry, a former Vice President for GM

Freelance 3D Artist 2002-Current
Sarasota, Florida

Sculpt life-size and miniature commissions, including bronze statues and 1/6 scale models of celebrities for resin miniatures
Surpassed high demands for an accurate likeness on all projects from photos
Model 3D graphics company logos

Graphic Artist 1999-2002
Zephyr Graf-x; Loveland, Colorado

Designed and redesigned logos for companies and universities
Created freehand illustrations for marketing materials
Managed design projects for multiple clients
Trained new graphic artists

Industrial Sculptor 1998-1999
ICON Logan, Utah

Created exercise equipment prototypes from engineer design plans

GM Design Center Art Gallery; Warren, MI; 2005-Current
People's Choice Animation; Lee County Art Alliance, Digital Art Contest; 2004
John Turchin Gallery; Banner Elk, NC; 2004-Current
Presseller Gallery; Punta Gorda, FL; 2003-Current
Gallery of the Master; Loveland, CO; 2000-Current
1st Place Sculpture; United Way Redfish Sculpture Show and Auction; 2004
1st Place Sculpture; Englewood Winter Fine Arts Festival; 2003
International Art Exhibition; LDS Museum of History and Art; SLC, UT; 2000
People's Choice & 3rd Place Sculpture; Utah Professional Art Exhibition; 2000
1st Place Sculpture & People's Choice; USU Bookstore Art Show; 1999
People's Choice & 3rd Place Sculpture, USU Undergraduate Art Show 1999
Best of Show, Merrill Library Art Show 1995
George B. and Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Art Scholarship

Available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation