Resume

 

Ramon Blake Guthrie:
Motion Graphics Artist & 3D/2D Designer

Nationality: British
Birth place: London/England


Work Experience

 

Wilkinson Eyre Architects August 28th 2013 (4 months permanent contract currently)
Role: 3D Visualizer
Duties:
• Producing Concept Design, 3D mock-ups & Marketing images for pre-visualization and pre-planning.
• Producing Massing Studies, Technical model sections for Architectural analysis.
• Low / High polygon modelling and from CAD plan drawings using 3Dsmax.
• Advanced Lighting & Rendering, (GI, Toon & with Mental ray, Vray and Maxwellrender)
• Advanced texturing & UV mapping to real world scales (Normal Mapping, Relief Mapping & texture Baking with BodyPaint & ZBrush)
• Camera matching 3D scenes.
• Running a render farm, for producing animations and high quality still images with BackBurner.
• Packages used for production 3D Studio Max, Rhino, AutoCAD, Cinema 4D, Iray, Vray, Photoshop & After Effects.


Joystick Interactive / Razor Fish UK January 11th 2013 (5 months freelance contract)
Role: Motion Graphics Artist & Compositor
Duties:
• Produced a 3D animation, to go alongside a launch of a brand new product range for McDonald’s (the well-known worldwide fast food chain) called McBites, to be marketed along with online games, TV and web campaigns for a limited period.
• Produced 3D animatic fly-throughs for client sign-off.
• Edited, Graded and composited the animation.
• Packages used for development are 3D Studio max 2013, Vray, Photoshop CS6 & After Effects
• URLshttp://www.joystickinteractive.com / www.razorfish.com


Hex Studios
August 16th 2011 (14 month freelance contract)
Role: Marketing & Animation Artist
Duties:
• Produced & design short Idents to be used for TV and web campaigns.
• Designed fresh, corporate and clean e-commerce website templates for new start-up companies.
• Designed a variety of banner ads with different styles and looks to be sold onto 3rd party companies.
• Packages used for development are 3D Studio max 2012, Vray, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver & Flash


FK3 June 20th 2011 (5weeks freelance contract)
Roles: Flash Designer & Animation Artist
Duties:
• Reproduce a concept interactive presentation into a Flash animation to be used online training for SanDisk
• Animation was constructed in After Effects, Flash CS and AS2 was used to call in the slides dynamically when requested for a low bandwidth, optimized web experience.
• Packages used for development are Photoshop, IllustratorMicrosoft PowerPoint, After Effects, Flash 5.5 and Actionscript 2
• URLswww.fk3.biz


Sit-Up TV April 28th 2011 (3 days freelance contract)
Roles: Motion Graphics Artist & Compositor
Duties:
• Produced a stylish Promo TV ad with added voice over's to be aired on Bid-Up www.bid.tv
• Designed Logo and artwork for TV and Marketing campaigns.
• Packages used for development are Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
• URLswww.sit-up.tv


Crystal CG International December 10th 2010 (4 week freelance contract)
Roles: Lighting TD & Animation Artist
Duties:
• Produced HD 3D animation fly-throughs for a sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics for Web / Tv campaigns using 3D Studio max, Vray & Vray RT.
• Advanced texturing & UV mapping.
• Advanced Lighting & Rendering (HDR, GI & Ambient Occlusion style rendering, Non-Linear, multi-pass rendering using Mental ray and Vray)
• Running a render farm, for producing animations with BackBurner.
• Packages used for development are 3D Studio max 2011, Vray 2.0, Mentalray, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.
• URLswww.crystalcg.co.uk & www.keyframestudios.co.uk

 

XFace April 27th 2010 (4 Months contract)
Roles: GUI Artist & Graphic Designer
Duties:
• User Interface (UI) designs for navigations, layouts and buttons.
• Re-designed and produced a user-friendly company website template,www.xface.co.uk/stage/index.html WIP
• Producing concept designs, created animated logos & splash screens. 
• Image editing and vector artwork design.
• Working with Microsoft Surface touch screen technology.
• Software and skills used in development was Photoshop, Illustrator, Firework, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects CS5 and Microsoft SilverLight.
• URLs www.xface.co.uk new layout coming soon!

 

Shimmer January 12th 2010 (4 Months freelance contract)
Roles: Head Web Designer
Duties:
• Designed and developed a fresh and funky website, for a brand new up and coming, female music artist called Shimmer.
• Updating and maintaining information on the website.
• Frontend and backend site development.
• Designed and developed new a Corporate Identity for Shimmer.
• Integrated streaming music, twitter feeds and media players.
• Software and skills used in development was Illustrator, Photoshop,Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver and CSS3.
• URLswww.shimmerbaby.com

 

J.Snobbies Ltd June 2nd 2009 (6 Months contract)
Roles: Marketing Strategist & Lead Web Designer
Duties:
• Designed and developed a fresh and clean e-commerce website, for a new start-up company.
• Updating and maintaining information on the company’s website.
• Frontend and backend site development.
• Designed and developed new a Corporate Identity for J.Snobbies
• Designed business cards, leaflets, posters, letterheads and ads.
• Planning marketing PR strategies with the company, street promotion, handouts, organised events.
• Software and skills used in development was Illustrator, Photoshop,Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver and CSS3.
• URLswww.jsnobbies.com or www.jsnobbies.co.uk

 

CityScape Ltd June 23rd 2004 (5 years permanent contact)
Role: Last position: Advanced Lighting & Texturing Artist
Duties:
• Low / High polygon modelling and organic modelling using 3D Studio max, LightWave and Zbrush.
• Advanced Lighting & Rendering, (HDR, GI, Toon & Ambient Occlusion style rendering using FPrime, Mental ray, Vray and Maxwellrender)
• Advanced texture & UV mapping (Normal Mapping, Relief Mapping & texture Baking)
• Camera matching to 3D scenes.
• Produced 3D animation fly-throughs for clients using 3D Studio max and LightWave.
• In charge of animation game research and development (Serious Gaming, 3D internet Game Engines).
• Worked with some incredible developers like Candy & CandyLand Securities & British Land and with some of the world's most influential architects such as MakeZaha HadidKPFIan SimpsonFoster + Partner,Terry Farrell and Partners & Fletcher Priest.
• Blended Digital photography with 3D to produce photo real solutions.
• In charge of running a render farm, for producing animations and large print marketing stills (Butterfly NetRender & BackBurner)
• In charge of image and photo manipulation, retouching and art working.
• Designed, aided and produced maps, plans and business documents.
• Packages used for development are 3D Studio max, LightWave, Modo,Zbrush, VrayMaxwellrenderPhotoshopIllustratorFlash, Dreamweaver and InDesign.
• URLswww.cityscapedigital.co.uk


Stimulus Ltd January 2004 (4 Months contract)
Roles: Head Web & Graphic Designer
Duties:
• Designed and developed a fresh and funky web site, for a new start-up company.
• Designed and developed new a Corporate Identity for Stimulus.
• Designed business cards, leaflets, posters, letterheads and ads.
• Web site development.
• Packages used for development were Photoshop, Illustrator,ImageReadyFlash MX and Dreamweaver.
• URLswww.stimuluspromo.co.uk


Churston Heard Ltd August 2003 (3 Months contract)
Roles: Art worker & Retouch Designer
Duties:
• Designed and produced maps, plans, business documents and brochures.
• In charge of image and photo manipulation, retouching and art working.
• In charge of Reprographics and Printer maintenance
• Used advanced machinery for collating documentation.
• Organising deliveries and Stock.
• Packages used for development were PhotoshopIllustratorMicrosoft OfficeQuark Xpress and Adobe Acrobat/Writer.
• URLswww.churstonheard.co.uk


Bluething Ltd (website & database design, network support & hosting) June 2003
Roles: Web Designer & Art worker
Duties:
• Designed and developed a corporate professional fresh web site, for a new 
start-up company.
• Web site development.
• Having a strong bond with the company I also help to produce sites from other company linked within Bluething.
• Designed a new Corporate Identity for Integer and www.bluething.co.uk 
• Packages used for development were 3D studio maxPhotoshop,IllustratorFlashImageReadyFirework and Dreamweaver.
• URLswww.bluething.co.uk


Yourdiggs (I.T Solutions) May 2002 (7 Months contract)
Roles: Lead Web & Graphic Designer
Duties:
• Designed and developed corporate professional fresh web sites for a small 
start-up company.
• Designed business cards, letterheads and ads.
• Designed and developed new Corporate Identities for Yourdiggs.
• Packages used for development were PhotoshopIllustrator,ImageReady and Dreamweaver.
• URLswww.yourdiggs.com


Freeman Business Information plc July 2001 (10 Months)
Roles: Junior Web & Graphic Designer
Duties:
• Web site development.
• Designed banners for the new look sites www.freemansnews.com, 
www.freemansshop.co.uk and www.freemansguide.com.
• Designed a variety of ads with different styles and looks.
• Produced ads with a corporate fill but with elements of fun in the design.
• Designed a new Corporate Identity for www.freemansguideplus.com.
• Packages used for development were PhotoshopImageReady,Dreamweaver and Flash.
• URLswww.efreeman.co.uk



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Software Skills and Experience

 

Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop CC, Fireworks CS6, Adobe Illustrator CC, Painter 10 and SketchBook.
Multimedia/Web Design: Flash CS6, Dreamweaver CC, ActionScript 2, CSS3, HTML5 and Java.
3D modelling & Animation: 3D Studio Max r8/2014 (MentalRay, Vray 2.4, Vray RT, Maxwellrender, finalRender, Brazil and Swift3D max plugins), Cinema 4D R15, LightWave 11 (fPrime) Maya 2006, Zbrush 4 and Modo.
Desktop Publishing: InDesign CS, QuarkXpress5, Adobe Acrobat/Writer, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Blogger, Tumblr and WordPress.
Video editing & effects: After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere CC, Composite, Quicktime Pro, Cubasis and Apple Logic.
Operating Systems: Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS9/0SX.


Workplace Experience: Retouching & Matte Painting, Web Design (HTML, CSS3, Flash, XML, PHP, jQuery & Java), Logo Design, Illustrating, Package design, 3D Lighting & Rendering, Texturing/Surface Baking & UV mapping, 3D/2D Animation, Motion Graphics, Compositing, Game Engines (Unreal Ed 3, CryEngine 3 beta and Unity 3), RenderFarm management (ButterflyNetRender(BNR) & BacKBurner), Digital Photography, Wacom Tablet, Printing, Computer Hardware troubleshooting and Installation Experience.

 

Education and Qualifications

 

•1999-2001 Newham College of F.E 
HND in Graphic Design (Communications) (Distinction)
•1997-1999 Eastbury 6th form College
GNVQ Advanced Art & Design (Distinction)
•1996-1997 Eastbury 6th form College
GNVQ Intermediate Art & Design (Merit)
•1991-1996 Eastbury Comprehensive School: Six G.C.S.E Passes


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