Curriculum Vitae

CESAR ALEJANDRO MONTERO OROZCO

cesar3dartist@gmail.com

818.433.2933

Who am I?

I'm a designer and engineer by title, artist and storyteller by heart. I enjoy planning and executing ambitious goals along a unified and passionate team. I am a team player in search of the well being of others, and in the balance of my own life.

 

What can I do for you?

I can develop any look you desire. You have a vague and poetic description? Want me to work with very specific art direction? No problem. You don't have anyone to develop the look, and want someone to start from scratch? Leave it to me. I have professional experience in all these areas. You name it: I can create seamless photorealism, illustration, or feature animation film quality. Give me a passionate and dedicated team to work with, or leave it all to me. Above all: challenge me.
 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Duncan Studio : Sr. Lighter/Compositor : September 2016 - present

RYOT: 3D Generalist/Designer VR Interactive : July 2016 - September 2016
Freescale Semiconductor (fulltime) : Visual Developer/Art Director:  March 2014 – July 2016

DreamWorks Animation (fulltime): Surfacing Artist : November 2008 – March 2014
Declaration Pictures (freelance): Lighting/Texturing Artist : July 2008 – November 2008
CIS Vancouver, a.k.a Rainmaker  (fulltime): Lighting Artist : April 2008 – July 2008
Digi-Guys (fulltime): CG Artist, Generalist : July 2007 – April 2008
Spinquad.com (freelance): Spotlight Team Director : June 2007 – present
Zoo Publishing (freelance): Author of articles : October 2006 - present
3D Freelancing : 3D asset producer - June 2005 – present
Wordware Publishing (freelance): Technical Editor of Essential LightWave v9 : July 2006 – April 2007
Frajo Studio (freelance) : Photographer Assistant - May 2005 – May 2006
Zigno.com (part-time) : Photo-shoot Producer & Web Designer : December 2003 - May 2005
ITESM Campus Guadalajara (freelance) : Adobe Flash Freelancing : January 2002 – December 2003

 

human skills: strategic planning & production
technical skills: Lighting, Surfacing, Texturing, Modeling, Workflow Designer & Debugger.
3d professional experience: Autodesk Maya, MODO, Arnold Renderer, LightWave 3D.
2d professional experience: Adobe Photoshop,  Adobe Illustrator.
Compositing professional experience:  Nuke, Eyeon Fusion, Adobe After Effects.
Other professional experience: 3D Studio Max, XSI, Adobe Flash, Premiere.
Programming languages: LUA, Java, Javascript, Actionscript.

 

AWARD HISTORY
MI6 - Best Student Marketing Project - Gold Senet: for the animation “Sex And The Socket”
International Davey Awards - Silver Senet: for the animation “Sex And The Socket”
VFS - DD03 class - Best Final Project: for the animation “Sex And The Socket”
VFS- DD03 class - Best Project Management: for the animation “Sex And The Socket”
FWA - Favorite Web Awards, Animation of the month: March 13
3dtotal.com - Excellence award for the image “Rusty”
3drender.com - Lighting Challenge #4: 3 renders selected and featured.

 

PUBLICATIONS (images)
Rusty - d'artiste: Character modeling 2 15 April.2007
Rusty - HDRI 3D issue 11 page 69
Eggit - HDRI 3D issue 11 page 69
Colored Perfumes - HDRI 3D issue 10 page 74
Diamond Ring - HDRI 3D issue 10 page 74
Selected Portfolios: Cesar Montero - CG Society Newsletter 02 Oct. 2006

 

PUBLICATIONS (articles)
Complete Guide to Lighting: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,  6. - 3DCreative Magazine 18 Feb 2007 – 22 Oct 2007
Wowing The Audience. - Animation Reporter 15 Jun. 2007
The Making of Rusty. - 3DCreative Magazine 14 Oct. 2006
An Interview with Cesar Montero. - CGFocus 01 Oct. 2006

 

EDUCATION
VFS - Digital Design Diploma, May 2005 - April 2006
ITESM Campus Guadalajara - Computer Engineer (graduated, 4 years degree), January 2000 - December 2004