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  • David O'Brien

    3D Artist

    Chicago, IL


Work Samples

  • Crawler

  • Kitchen

  • Colosseum

Work History

David O’Brien david@exponentialnotion.com Experience: Freelance Media Artist Bending Light- Chicago, IL -- Jun. 2008 - Present • Working in a team to create photo-realistic computer generated imagery. Project Manager Orbus- Niles, IL -- Apr. 2011 - Present • Coordinate and conduct meetings with distributors and salespersons. • Manage and maintain timelines with outside distributors as well as internal departments. • Organize and setup graphic layouts. • Earned certification as a SolidWorks Associate. Co-Founder J-AID INC.- Oak Park, IL -- Mar. 2011 - Jul. 2012 • Event Coordination • Deligate tasks to volunteers, designers, writers. Intermediate Designer Site Canvas- Chicago, IL -- Feb. 2010 - Jan. 2011 • Use proprietary tools to generate and maintain custom websites. • Manage numerous projects independently and collaboratively. • Provide Quality Assurance Testing. Intern Environmental Artist Red Eye Studio- Hoffman Estates, IL -- Mar. 2009 - Jun. 2009 • Working in a team to light and render 3D environments. Architectural Draftsman Bryan Associates Architects- Burr Ridge, IL -- Sept. 2000 - Jun. 2007 • Seven years experience working with AutoCAD • Draftsman, responsible for the computer drawing phases of a project from initial conception through final completion • Design development • Prepare accurate and informative working drawings • Create 3D CAD models Proficiencies: Maya, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, ZBrush, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office. Education: The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago, IL Bachelor of Fine Art in Media Arts and Animation. Graduation Date: December 2008. 3.9/4.0 GPA Achievements: • Finalist in the Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament Chicago 2009 • Work featured in 2007 & 2008 Fashion And Media Extravaganza (F.A.M.E) at Harris Theater in Millennium Park • Received The Outstanding Student of the Quarter Scholarship from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago for Fall 2007 Quarter • CAD work featured on HGTV's "Before and After" Episode#1105 “Casual Comfort” Volunteer Work: • Kick-Off for the Designs for Dignity Spirit Awards 2010 References available upon request


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