Carolina Veliz

Senior 3D Modeller, 3D Animator & Illustrator

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My goals are to continue working and growing in the Animation and the Visual Media industry, and to contribute my experience and creativity as part of a professional and motivated team creating exciting, unique and visually stunning projects.

Work Experience

Marblemedia

Character Designer, Character Animator, UI/Environment Designer

As a character designer I was in charge of creating 6 characters for an upcoming mobile game for kids ages 4 and up. I was also responsible for rigging and animating all 6 characters including their props. The animations ranged from idles to personalized animations such as moods and poke reactions.
Not only I was fully involved in the character design and animation, I was also given the task of designing the overall look and feel of the application, including splash page, environments and user interface.
March 2014 - December 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Swappz Interactive

3D Character Animator & 3D Modeller

As an animator I was responsible for giving life to characters for video games such as Power Rangers, Smurfs and Ninja Turtles. I was also part of the modelling team. I modelled and textured some of the characters for the projects previously mentioned. I am knowledgeable about character edge flow and characters optimization. I was also responsible for modelling and texturing assets. I’m experienced in creating assets optimized for both mobile- and browser-based video games.
October 2013 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ganz Studios

Senior 3D Artist, Concept Artist, UI Artist

As a Senior 3D Artist I am responsible for the creative process and for developing video game assets including concept art, 3D modeling, and texturing of characters, clothing and props. I’m experienced in creating assets optimized for both mobile- and browser-based video games.
May 2009 - October 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Freelance

3D Artist, Concept Artist , Graphic Designer

As a freelance 3D artist I've had the pleasure of working on a several projects. Working on these projects outside of my full-time job at Ganz Studios Inc. has given me the chance to grow professionally and to improve my overall skills considerably; not only my current artistic knowledge but also in the art of working with people, getting to know them and being able to project their vision on a render, a logo or any design I'm assigned to work on.
June 2003 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joel Derksen

Freelance Senior 3D Artist

As a freelance Senior 3D artist I was in charge of all 3D aspects from lighting and texturing to rendering on this branding project for Pulse.

Concept and Design was created by Joel Derksen while at Grip Limited
www.jderksen.com
October 2012 - December 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joel Derksen

Freelance Senior 3D Artist

As a freelance Senior 3D artist I was in charge of all 3D aspects from lighting and texturing to rendering on this complete logo re-design for the ad agency Grip Limited.

Concept and Design was created by Joel Derksen while at Grip Limited
www.jderksen.com
August 2012 - December 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Griffin Centre’s SprOUT

Motion Graphic Designer

I was privilege to have worked with Tess Vo and the Griffin Centre’s sprOUT project in the creation of their short documentary about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth labeled with intellectual disabilities. Called Our Compass.

I was in charged of creating and delivering all the motion graphic sequences, title transitions and end credits for the film.

More information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1717183/
February 2010 - September 2010 Ontario, Canada

Veritime Inc.

Product Developer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator

While at Veritime Inc. I designed contemporary and antique home décor accessories. Our main focus was wall clocks and wall art design. I was responsible for the creation of demo versions of products for client approval; quality control, product testing/inspection; resolved product discrepancies as well as the delivery of design and 3D mock-ups of the packaging of all products. I also acquired skills in selecting appropriate lighting and angles when photographing products as well as retouching them for catalogue purposes. My work corresponded with all manufacturing factories and retail giants in Canada and the United States such as: Kirkland’s, Sears, Winners, HomeSense, and others.
February 2006 - September 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paginas Amarillas Directorio Latino (Latin Yellow Pages)

Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer at the Latin Yellow Pages I was in charge of working with clients to capture their business sense and to develop creative ideas to best describe and sell a product or brand. I was not only in charge of the artwork for the advertisements but also the creation of logos and slogans best suited for this type of printed media.
January 2004 - December 2005 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

Sheridan College

Post-graduate Certificate in 3D Computer Animation

One year of intensive training in 3D computer animation. This includes modeling, rigging, texturing and rendering. I was taught the art of storytelling and expression and how to create compelling characters and scenarios that helped me complete a successful one minute animated short "The Fixer", including sound effects, and post editing.
September 2008 - April 2009 Ontario, Canada

Instituto De Diseño De Caracas

Bachelor's Degree in Illustration specializing in 2D & 3D Animation

Four years of specialized training in Illustration techniques such as pencil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, crayon, etc. with extensive training in anatomy and tridimensional forms. We also learned the principles of 2D and 3D animation and I was able to complete a full three minute 2d animation using Adobe After Effects, as well as a one minute 3D animation using Autodesk 3ds Max 3.0
February 1999 - September 2003 Caracas, Venezuela

Languages

English (Fluent),
Spanish (Native),

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk 3D Studio Max., Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Esoteric Software Spine, Microsoft Office, Modo, The Foundry Mischief, Unity,

Technical Skills: Expert

- 3D Animation
- High-Poly Modelling
- Low-Poly Modelling
- UV Unwrapping
- 3D Texturing

Technical Skills: Advance

- Rigging
- Lighting (VRay & Mental Ray)
- Rendering (VRay & Mental ray)

Technical Skills: Beginner

- 3D Printing
- Sculpting (ZBrush)
- Motion Graphics

Artistic Skills

Concept Art for props
Concept Art for characters
Concept Art for environments
Realistic Illustration

Film Projects

Title: Our Compass
Type: Documentary
Job: Motion graphic designer


I was privilege to have worked with Tess Vo and the Griffin Centre’s sprOUT project in the creation of their short documentary about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth labeled with intellectual disabilities. Called Our Compass, the documentary explores how these youth come together as a rainbow family, resist labeling and express hope.

More information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1717183/