Damian S. Kwiatkowski

585-755-4989 

Rochester NY

damian4kwt@gmail.com
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MY PROFILE

Aspiring artist with the desire to always improve. Seeking new opportunities to grow and expand

knowledge on all things creative in the aesthetic and technical sense. Driven and motivated to reach

success in the art field and focused on developing proficiency within 3D applications.

EXPERIENCE


  • ​INTERN  I 2016 JUNE - AUGUST

PIXAR Animation Studios, Emeryville, CA
Studying major aspects of the creative pipeline 
Training alongside technical artists in a studio setting
Exercising technical and conceptual skills in a 3D environment 
Experiencing the culture and the approach of a large scale studio


  • 3D GENERALIST, RESEARCH ASSISTANT  I 2015 - PRESENT

The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Rochester, NY

Establishing work flows for 3D elements used for simulations in DIRSIG

Researching new more accurate methods of recreating accurate satellite imagery

Collaborating and assisting with a large number of diverse doctoral dissertations

3D modeling accurate environments and objects utilized in research


  • 3D/2D DESIGNER, PROJECTION MAPPER I 2014  - PRESENT

Eskape Entertainment, Rochester, NY

Creating promotional 3d content for social media to advertise monthly shows

Developing assets for Resolume and implementing them into the live performance

Physical stage design, development and execution


  • LEAD 3D ARTIST I 2015 JANUARY  - JUNE

RIT Science department, Rochester, NY

Collaborated in a 9 person team to create an educational web video game

Conceptualized a video game environment within a molecular sized world

Developed all assets (models, textures, ui) used in the game

Focused on optimization for the Unity 5 webplayer


  • TEAM LEADER, 3D ARTIST I 2015 JANUARY - JUNE

MAGIC Spell Studios, Rochester, NY

Coordinated a group of colleagues on a video game project

Managed client interactions and project deliverables

Focused on modeling and texturing closely following the references


 
EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS I 2013 - 2017 
Rochester Institute of Technology, 3D Digital Design

Minor:  Film Studies



COMPUTER SKILLS


  • 3D Applications: Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Unreal Engine 4, Unity 5
  • Graphic Editors: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, AfterEffects, NukeX
  • Rendering Engines: Vray, MentalRay
  • Misc: Resolume, Realflow, 3ds Max, Dirsig

Damian Kwiatkowski

3D Artist