Manuel Mendoza

Freelance 3D Animator & 3D Graphic Designer

Location:Moonah, Tasmania, Australia
2 Skills
Career objectives

As a professional in Graphic Design with creativity, self-motivation and passion to learn more, I am eager to take responsibilities in team in which I can expand upon my abilities learnt from my experience in graphic design and illustration applied to print and audiovisual media.


• Currently Bachelor of Creative Industries
Major in Interactive Media Development
Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia)

• 2007 Professional Titulation Program
Peruvian Institute of Advertising
(Instituto Peruano de Publicidad, IPP, Peru)

• 2003 – 2005 Advertising Design
Peruvian Institute of Advertising
(Instituto Peruano de Publicidad, IPP, Peru)

Employment history

• 2007 – 2010 Commercial Graphic Designer (Lima, Peru)
Empresa Editora El Comercio (
- Prepress duties to revise and prepare ads to be printed in newspaper
- Involvement in the creation of concept and design of advertising campaigns for the release and maintenance of publications derived from the newspaper
- Hand sketching to plan for photography, design proposals and storyboarding

• 2007 3D Graphic Designer (Lima, Peru)
Fauno Films S.A.C. (
- 3D modeling and animation of objects and characters for commercials and institutional videos

• 2006 – 2007 Illustrator (Lima, Peru)
Sociedad Nacional de Industrias (National Industry Society)
Comité de fabricantes y equipos de material didáctico
(Didactical material equipment and manufacturers committee)
- Sketching of cartoons for didactical material for children

• 2006 Illustrator and Graphic Designer (Lima, Peru)
Digimax Studio
- Character sketching and design for 3D animation
- Storyboarding

• 2006 – 2007 3D Designer and illustrator (Lima, Peru)
Advanwork S.A.C.
- Design and illustration of mascots for several formats of printing media
- 3D design, modeling, texturing, rigging and animation of characters for websites

• 2005 Graphic designer (Lima, Peru)
Consorcio Grafico Especializado
- Ad design for print media

• 2003-2004 Steward (MS, USA)
Food & Beverage department of Beau Rivage resort
- Supplying clean tableware, dishes, pots, and containers of any kind to be available for the kitchens as well as for the buffet.

Industry Specific Skills

• Language proficiency: Spanish
• Drawing and colouring by hand
• Knowledge of and expertise in Apple Macintosh and PC platforms
• MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point
• Graphic design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Corel Draw
• 3D Design and animation: Autodesk 3D Max and Autodesk Maya
• 2D Animation: Adobe Flash
• Video: Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Autodesk Combustion, and Adobe After Effects
• Programming: Action Script 3
• Web development: XHTML and CSS

Awards and achievements

• 2003-2004 Intrax Work&Travel program (USA)
Summer work experience in USA

• 1998 Two finalist works and third place (Peru)
National Comic Contest organized by NGO Calandria-Peru and UNESCO

• 1999 Second place in category comics of the Spring Games organized by the PUCP Student Federation (Peru)
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Volunteer work

• 2004 Participation in audiovisual campaign to promote the respect of dolphins through short 3D animations (Peru)
Campaign organized by CILDE (Centro de Investigación Los Delfines – Investigation Centre The Dolphins)


• Working with the hands before with the computer
• Watching animations and other kinds of video and have a critic view over them
• Learning underground and independent ways of expression
• Jokes, comedies, and anything that may provoke a smile
• Observation of the media for later analysis
• Learning from the differences and simplicity

Core competencies

• Ability to work in a team
• Enthusiasm and good attitude when trying new methods to achieve a goal
• Positive thinking in hard times
• Helping others to pursue a common goal
• Recognition for the other’s merit
• Adapting to challenging situations

References upon request
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
3D Graphic Design