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Jay Harwood

Freelance Director and CG/VFX Supervisor

New York, NY, USA
Jay Harwood is a Director and VFX/CG Supervisor within the Advertising and Music Industry. His approach combines new technology with a rich aesthetic, concreted by a driving concept that engages a new and demanding audience. Jay has worked for traditional Animation and VFX Production companies to Digital Agencies,working closely with Clients and Artists alike to create and execute some of the most challenging Experiences and Film to date.

Work Experience

Freelance

Director and VFX/CG Supervisor

I am a Freelance Director and VFX/CG Supervisor in NYC and London working within Branded Content, Music Promos and Virtual Reality. My approach combines new technology with a rich aesthetic, concreted by a driving concept that engages a new and demanding audience. I have worked for traditional Animation and VFX Production companies to Digital Agencies, working closely with Clients and Artists alike to create and execute some of the most challenging Experiences and Film to date.

With over ten years of experience, I have helped developed multiple studios in executing higher quality visuals, building teams from 3 -30, leading multiple projects and developing pipelines. Recently I have been invited to speak at conferences around the world on my experience.
July 2016 - New York, New York, United States

Firstborn

CG Supervisor

February 2014 - Present New York, New York, United States

Ruse Studios

CG Lead/Director

Present London, United Kingdom

Nexus Productions

Lead Artist / Lead Lighting and Look Dev

December 2011 - United Kingdom

Analog Studio

3D Generalist

Modelling,Texturing,Animating and a little VFX work on a 30 sec Spot for CCTV
November 2012 - November 2012 United Kingdom

The Ebeling Group

3D Generalist/Technical Director

April 2008 - October 2009 London, United Kingdom

Zoovfx

VFX Artist

VFX Artist working on 4 Documentaries over the time I was there, including David attenborough's First life
August 2010 - October 2010 United Kingdom

Pipedreams3d

Lead Previz Artist

London, United Kingdom

Education

Nottingham Trent University

BA Audio and Visual Production

September 2004 - January 2007 United Kingdom

Awards

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

Cut and Paste 3D Design UK Winner

2011

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

Cut and Paste 3D Design UK

2012

Skills

After Effects, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Nuke, Photoshop,