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Alberto Bertolin

Houston, TX, USA
With more than 10 years of experience in design and animation, I bring seasoned experience and streamlined workflows to the table. I have provided my services for a variety of clients in such fields as automotive, oil & gas, energy and engineering industries. From advanced interactive e-learning and training; to intense 3d marketing animations and presentations; my skill set is able to fulfill even the most discerning of needs.

I am very passionate about creative design and animation, and am proud to have my work recognized in Houston (ADCH.org), Dallas (DSVC.com) and Fort Worth (ADDYs).

Work Experience

NASA

Lead Animator at NASA's Advanced Concepts Lab

(via Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.) - Lead at NASA's Advanced Concepts Lab in the Johnson Space Center.

• Aid NASA's Concept Analysis Team to define, evaluate, and visualize mission architecture and engineer concepts using a variety of techniques but not limited to 3D animation, multimedia, visual effects, and post production.
• Assit NASA's Public Affairs Office's (PAO) mission to reach out and better interact with the public through compelling imagery, multimedia presentations, and 3D animations.
• Using 3D rapid prototyping to create scaled models of proposed vehicle concepts to facilitate discussion and communication about mission objectives and design execution within NASA's engineering directorate.
August 2012 - Present Houston, Texas, United States

Freelance

VFX & Post Production

• Modeler, VFX, and Compositor for french movie, "Hemerapolis".
• Designed and implemented training material for Calfrac, Argentina.
• Created photorealistic renders for Guliani furniture.
• Created online safety training for Spectra Energy in Houston TX.
• Designed and developed training materials for clients of Agencies: The Creative Group and Manpower.
• Consulted on a variety of web design projects.
January 2011 - Argentina

Schlumberger

Animation Specialist

• Developed materials for internal and external Schlumberger segments that were rolled out worldwide.
• Animated full length 3d animations for internal/external marketing and the web.
• Designed original 3d illustrations for brochures, collateral pieces, and vehicle wraps.
• Programmed interactive flash animations for trade show and web applications.
• Taught a bi-annual lunch & learn on new techniques & technologies for animations. (marketing & web)
• Instructed a quarterly flash lunch & learn for editors, designers and art directors (Audience of 40 people).
• Designed logos for various departments worldwide.
March 2007 - December 2010 Houston, Texas, United States

Schlumberger

Animation Specialist

• Created the process for the global implementation and standardization of the field training manuals (JETS).
• Led a team of animators, designers, and programmers to deliver projects on time and on budget.
• Animated full length 3d flash animations for online e-training courses at ultra small file sizes.
• Animated full featured 3d animations for local classroom training sessions
• Designed original 3d illustrations and animations for marketing and PowerPoint presentations.
• Created and streamlined PowerPoint presentations for upper level management
• Designed more than 8 logos that were adopted worldwide.
July 2005 - March 2007 Houston, Texas, United States

Schlumberger

Animation/ Creative Design

• Lead end-to-end redesign of all Schlumberger worldwide field training manuals (JET Modules)
• Animated 3d flash training presentations and components for web based training.
• Designed original illustrations, posters, manuals.
• Designed, managed, and optimized PowerPoint materials for upper management.
• Led a bi-quarterly training seminar on Photoshop and flash for editors and other staff (audience of 40).
September 2002 - July 2005 Houston, Texas, United States

DeLorean Motor Company

Art Director/Design Editor

• Responsible for creating and maintaining the DeLorean brand.
• Directed all creative design and photography of the DeLorean brand.
• Designed and maintained all three of the company’s websites.
• Designed websites, advertising, apparel, point of purchase items, merchandise tags, car wraps and more.
• Created, edited, and published the Deloreans magazine with the editor.
• Designed all advertising and published several technical articles in the Deloreans Magazine.
August 2001 - June 2002 Houston, Texas, United States

Zielinksi Design

Creative Design

• Designed advertising campaigns, websites, logos, product packaging and photography for publications.
• Became the major design liaison for their #1 client Advocate Publishing. This role eventually expanded to creative design in advertising and the web for both companies.
May 2000 - June 2000 Texas, United States

Isphere Web Design

Creative Design

• Designed logos, brochures and award winning websites for clients.
December 1999 - August 2000 Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Education

Texas Christian University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

January 1998 - November 2001 Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Clements High School

January 1995 - November 1997 Texas, United States

American School Of Dubai

January 1992 - December 1994 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Native),
Italian (Beginner),
French (Beginner),

Awards

NASA

Outstanding Performance Award

2013

NASA

Team Excellence Award

2013

Art Directors Club - Houston

Houston Show Bronze Medal

2001

The Fort Worth Advertising Federation American Advertising Awards

ADDY - 1st place

2001

The Fort Worth Advertising Federation American Advertising Awards

ADDY - 1st place

1999

The Fort Worth Advertising Federation American Advertising Awards

Award of Excellence

1999

The Fort Worth Advertising Federation American Advertising Awards

Award of Excellence

2000

Texas Christian University Award

Cross Walk Student Art and Design Competition: Award of Excellence

1999

Skills

Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Quark Xpress, Vray, 3D Printing, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Art Direction, Autodesk Matchmover, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited, Boujou, Compositing, Creative Design, Graphic Design, Luxology Modo, Mental Ray, Modeling, Motion Tracking, Rapid Prototyping, Rotoscoping, VFX,

Additional Training:

Digital Tutors
Courses in motion tracking, 3D stereoscopics, modeling, camera animation, compositing, rendering (mental ray & VRAY), and 3d sculpting. Intermediate courses in Adobe Flash.

Gnomon School of Visual Effects
Concept courses in set and character design. Beginner and Intermediate course work in video game development and rendering pipelines. Advanced courses in compositing, special effects and green screen in After Effects/Photoshop.

SIGGRAPH Conference(s)
Conference on the latest developments in the 3d and animation world. A solid week of panels, coursework and inspecting the newest technologies. Attended every other year.

FXPHD Courses
Annual courses on “what’s new” in all Adobe and Autodesk packages. Basic training in, Mocha, Dreamweaver and Wordpress.

Lynda Training
Intermediate and Advanced DSLR photography and cinematography. Intermediate coursework on WordPress. Advanced courses in VRAY and Mental ray for Max. Intermediate tutorials in material simulations and compositing in After Effects.