Michael V. Mauro
To apply my skills in the areas of art, illustration and design.
AutoDesk Maya 2011 Adobe Creative Suite 4
Autodesk Mudbox Traditional Fine Art
Traditional Fine Art
Efficient Low Poly Modeling and UV Mapping
High Poly Modeling/ Sculpting & Normal Map Creation
Key Frame Animation
Michaelvmauro.com, Austin TX January 2008-Present Illustrator
Computer Animator for the Heliograph Exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center at UT. 3D Game Artist for the independent computer game RS Flux. Designer of art assets including Logo, T-shirt and flyer designs for Rock On Center for Kids Non-profit Organization of Georgetown, TX & UT Austin. Creator, Artist and writer for Atom Bug Comic Book Series in which exclusive 5 year agreement was signed with Cloud 9 Comix for digital distribution. Designer for logos of LaRue Tactical, Mac Services of Austin and Casa De Vinos Wine Distribution Company. Developer of art assets for Primus Networks IT Firm. Lead Artist creating custom designs for Rocker Sheets start-up.
Debix Identity Theft Protection Agency, Austin TX July 2011-February 2012
Identity Protection Specialist
Monitored clientele credit files using Debix patented authorization technology. Created detailed ticket files for the escalation of fraud cases to OnCall Investigations Team. Worked with OnCall Team in confirming and updating information as fraud cases progress. Routinely verified clientele; using proper protocol before discussing sensitive information on behalf of SONY, Sikorksy, Healthnet, Jet Blue and Avmed.
Clear, Austin TX June 2010- July 2011 National Retail Account Executive
Representative for Mobile Internet Company for Best Buy account. Responsible for educating possible clientele on advantages of 4G Internet. In charge of order entry for new customers using online sales portal. Assisting Best Buy employees in meeting strict weekly sales quotas and continually updating personnel about product changes. Maintaining professional relationship with existing clientele for maintenance and product support. Attended weekly corporate meetings to discuss sales strategies and updates from the company.
Build A Sign LLC, Austin TX April 2009 – January 2010
Production Specialist Solved page layout for production of signs, banners, and magnetics. Produced typography of text and graphics for various signs which also involved plotting vinyl. Met exact client specifications by adhering to strict measurements using Roland printers. In charge of inventory control and maintaining accountability of goods and materials received, stored, and shipped.
Capital Architectural Signs, Austin TX January 2009-April 2009
Contract Layout Artist Designed and executed placement of text and graphics for signs. Constructed polymer components to produce final product per customer specifications. Compiled and processed acrylic plates for directories, directional signs and name plates. Plotted and weeded vinyl and rubylith materials.
Rocker Sheets, Austin TX June 2008- December 2008
Fine Artist Created and implemented custom artwork for start-up linen company. Collaborated with Art Director to finalize product from concept to finish. Utilized mixed traditional fine art with Photoshop CS2.
Aspyr Media, Austin TX September 2007- March 2008
Quality Assurance QA Tester for Sims Castaway Stories for Windows and Call of Duty 4 for Mac. Maximized software efficiency by finding, logging, filing and attempting to reproduce bugs in the product for fixing by Development Team.
Electronic Arts, Maitland FL April 2007- August 2007
Quality Assurance QA Tester for NCAA 2007 on Playstation 2. Ensured maximum software efficiency by finding, logging, filing and attempting to reproduce bugs in the product for fixing by Development Team.
Full Sail University, Winter Park FL 2006
State University New York Oneonta, Oneonta NY 2004
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Computer Art