About Me:

My name is Matthew Williams. I’m a 3D artist from the greater Philadelphia area. I've been a 3D professional since the beginning of 2005 after graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia's Media Arts and Animation program in December of 2004. I began my career for a small architectural visualization firm in Wilmington, Delaware where I stayed until 2008. There I learned to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines with demanding clients.

 

In the summer of 2008 I began working for defense contractor Lockheed Martin in their e-Media department as a Graphic Artist - their name for the 3D staff. Over my years at Lockheed I worked on many exciting projects, creating immersive simulations training groups like TSA and the United States Navy. This gave me a lot opportunities to expand my abilities, hone my skills and experiment with new techniques and workflows.

 

While working at Lockheed Martin I was made a Lead Artist, learning first hand how to effectively run a team to meet the expectations of a project, manage time and workloads, and leverage the strengths of each individual.

 

Summary of Qualifications:

Visualization/Modeling:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of animation and modeling
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in traditional and fine art
  • Expert 3D Studio Max user with thorough understanding of the theories of 3D
  • Skilled in lighting and texturing
  • Strength in managing a project and group
  • Experienced working on a team
  • Excited to learn new 3D and 2D technology

 

Special Skills:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • 3D Studio Max
  • VRay & Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
 

Experience:

  • 2001 - 2002:
     Rhyzome Visual - Video Coordinator, Animator, Booking Manager
  • 2005 - 2008:
     CadRender - 3D Modeler and Animator for architectural visualization. Responsibilities included modeling, texturing, lighting, animating cameras and editing.
  • 2008 - 2012:
     Splintertek LLC / Lockheed Martin – Lead Graphic Artist, focused on hard surface and architectural visualization. Directly led a team of artists on various projects, overseeing workload, art direction and and ensuring on time and satisfactory delivery. Secondary responsibilities included character and camera animation, lighting, material definition, compositing, video and sound editing.

 

Education:

  • 2001 - 2004:
    Art Institute of Philadelphia: Bachelors in Computer Animation

Multiple Dean's List Awards

Three Academic Achievement Awards

 
Best of Quarter Awards:
 
  • 2D Computer Design
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  • Project Management
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  • Animation Production Team