I am a senior freelance 3D artist based in Switzerland. I work in the niche field of digital product development and marketing, using techniques and tools from the VFX and gaming industries.
I have been a contractor with R&D, product designers, and corporate marketing of international brands for over 15 years, creating dozens of 3D CG short films and motion design videos, showcasing future consumer appliances, drinks, health sciences, IP, and even fashion products.
Specific expertise in visual effects, procedural design, particles systems, fluids, smokes, powders, rigid bodies, soft bodies, and cloth simulation, on multiple software (but primarily Houdini now). I have also extensive experience in modeling (both soft and hard surfaces, organic forms, as well as characters), digital sculpting, rendering, and compositing.
------------------- Career summary
• 15 years in 3D, motion design, and VFX compositing (2005-2014, 2016-now)
• 5 years (overlap career track) in fashion photography, retail, and e-commerce (2011-2016)
• Innovation marketing manager for 10 years (1995-2005)
------------------- Life-long learner
Unlike most artists, I first graduated from a business school and started my career in marketing. I then studied 3D and visual effects with FXPHD for four years. I am also a former student of School Of Motion, Mold3D Academy, Vertex School, the 3DCharacter Workshop, CG Master Academy, Rebelway, and countless masterclasses.
------------------- Current software proficiency
Houdini (incl. VEX & Python) • Zbrush • Clo3D/Marvelous Designer • Redshift • Substance Painter • After Effects • Davinci Resolve
+companion software: Moi3D, RizomUV, Cinema4D/X-Particles, Blender, Trapcode, Stardust, Mocha Pro, Keyshot, iClone/Character Creator
I worked many years on 3dsmax, Realflow, Vray, Rhino, Modo, Combustion, and Fusion, and been an official Autodesk Instructor from 2007 to 2009. I've also been awarded (4th place) for X-Particles Challenge in January 2020.
(*) Please note that a lot of my productions cannot be shown on a public portfolio as they feature industrial secrets.