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  • Przemek Lodej

    Product Design Visualization/3D Modeling Specialist at Chrys...

    Utica, MI

Writing yet another chapter in a 12 years long adventure in 3D modeling & animation, conceptual design, 3d visualization, presentation and pre-production design. Developing work flows for engineering & design data re-usability for product visualization & animation in broadcast, film and print. Research and conceptualization, design and prototyping of wide selection of next generation tools for Maya, specifically modeling and general user interface. Developing new and improving existing work flows in polygonal modeling. Specialties: - 3d modeling/texturing/animation for automotive, aerospace, consumer product, architectural, pharmaceutical & biomedical companies - character modeling/sculpting for broadcast and games, low & high poly/subD modeling, game level & game play design - Product development expertise - Creative design & visualization - Asset management - Market research & analysis - Customer relations - Product data management - Software and pipeline development solutions - Maya,Mudbox,Mirai,VRay,Silo,Showcase, mentalRay

Work Samples

  • Commercial

  • Automotive

  • Tools

Work History

  • Product Design Visualization Specialist

    • Chrysler
    • Dec 2009 - Present (7 years 6 months)

    - Working with the Perceived Quality Group and studio designers to visualize the current and future vehicle lineup.
    - Visualization/rendering pipeline research and development.
    - Teaching viz/rendering/3d modeling techniques
    - Animation and modeling for visualization.

  • 3d Artist / Solutions Consultant

    • ToonBots
    • Aug 2009 - Present (7 years 10 months)

    - 3d Modeler & sculptor
    - UV mapping, texturing, basic rigging & animation
    - solutions consultant & instructor

  • Maya Instructor

    • Macomb Community College
    • Aug 2007 - Present (9 years 10 months)

    - Teaching Introductory Maya. Class focusing on polygonal & NURBS modeling, animation, texturing and rendering.
    - presented Autodesk Mudbox and Autodesk Showcase to students

  • Virtual Garage 3D Artist

    • Nissan Technical Center North America
    • Nov 2009 - Dec 2009 (1 month)

    - Responsible for delivering assets for rendering, visualization and animation
    - CAD data preparation using RTT DeltaGen & 3d modeling using Maya
    - Maya technical support.

  • CGI Consultant / Lead Modeler

    • Mackevision
    • Mar 2008 - Aug 2009 (1 year 5 months)

    - CGI Creative Consultant
    - Lead modeler/3D Artist at Mackevision USA
    - Clients: Chrysler, GM, Ford, BMW, VW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Oakley, Edwards Life Sciences

  • CG Consultant

    • Autodesk, Inc.
    • Feb 2006 - Mar 2008 (2 years 1 month)

    - Consultant involved in various automotive projects.
    - Consulting in organic modeling using Maya and visualization using Showcase.
    - Clients: Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus

  • CG Consultant

    • Alias Systems Inc.
    • Feb 2005 - Feb 2006 (1 year)

    - Alias consultant.
    - Involved in various automotive projects.
    - Maya consulting modeling
    - Clients: Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus

  • 3D Artist/Modeler

    • Quintek Inc.
    • Aug 2004 - Feb 2005 (6 months)

    - 3d automotive interior and exterior modeling, animation and visualization for General Motors
    - NURBS, polygonal & SUBd modeling of automotive components, network rendering
    - CAD data conversion from Unigraphics to Maya/Alias

  • 3D Artist

    • Graphic Promotions Inc.,
    • Aug 2003 - Apr 2004 (8 months)

    - 3d automotive interior and exterior modeling, animation and visualization for DaimlerChrysler
    - character design & animation for commercial advertising, polygonal & SUBd modeling, rendering and dynamics simulation
    - CAD data conversion from Catia to Maya/Alias, network rendering

Education

  • Oakland University

    • B.A. Modified International Marketing & Management
    • 1992 - 1997

    Certified legal translator Polish/English, English/Polish

Specialties

Awards

1999/2000 Silver Caddy Award: Design and Art Direction for 2000 Oldsmobile Wireless Site (Palm VII) 1999/2000 Bronze Caddy Award: Design and Art Direction for 2000 SilverCube, Inc.Site.

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