Red Gradient

ALISON VOLKMAR

Full Sail University c/o 2006  |  Bachelor of Science  |  Computer Animation
alivolkmar@gmail.com

SR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER

September 2019 - July 2020

Logo creations, book presentations, in-depth customized PowerPoints and Prezis. Graphically enchanting digital painting and artistic and creative flair bringing the mundane information to life to help clients and customers understand massive projects and details within. Theme Park Industry related graphics including several styles all catering towards each individual client we work with. Client : ITEC Entertainment

3D MODELER  & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

August 2017 - July 2019

Created website mockups, icons and posters for print, social media graphics. Designed a new logo for Aegis Orlando based division using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Also provided 3D Modeling and texturing for military simulation training purposes using Maya, Substance Painter,Quixel and the Adobe Suite. Client : Aegis Technologies Group

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

April 2016 - August 2017

Creating Graphic Designs for social media content as well as show events. Product labels and instruction creation. Banners, business cards, flyers and other in house printwork using a large printing press is used. Experience in vendor relations and events. Used Final Cut Pro to create social media and instructional videos, as well as Adobe Premier. InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator are main tools used daily. Client: Nail Systems International

FREELANCE GRAPHIC & 3D DESIGNER

January 2008 - June 2020

3D product visualization, logo design and illustrative work using Maya, Keyshot, Adobe Suite, Final Cut Pro, Nuke, Arnold and MentalRay. Created flyers, brochures, banners, social ads, website designs, product designs, 3D renders, concepts and layouts for various clients through the years. Clients included: JPL/NASA, Nickelodeon, Bentobox Interactive, Skechers USA, Annheuser-Busch and more.

ADMIN ASSISTANT, GRAPHIC DESIGNER & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

October 2013 - October 2015

Graphic Design tasks included: email campaigns, graphics for social media, website design, print. Worked directly with vendors for events, created flyers, business cards and helped rebrand the 2D and 3D websites to update the look. Curated art galleries monthly, ran blog posts and SEO, and also was the social media coordinator and customer service rep.

Among this, took phone calls and held consultations for future students to guide them on what courses were best for their needs. Developed portions of the 3D Character Art program using my 3D knowledge and experience in education. Organized and kept records for each student, their transfers, handled refunds and tasked others with responsibilities to help enable a better workflow for my growing position, and the positions of others. Ran and hosted several live webinars to interview top artists in the industry to help generate interest in our online school. Main tools used: Photoshop, Jira, Confluence, Slack, Microsoft Office Suite. Client: CG Master Academy (CGMA)

LEAD 3D ARTIST & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

January 2019 - March 2020

Started out as a customer service specialist who troubleshot and assisted customers with their 3D files. Did file conversions and fixed any strange anomalies within the files in our online 3D marketplace.
 

Ended up providing the concept of the CheckMate system to bring better quality and instant usability to Turbosquid's 3D marketplace. Created custom 3D work for special case clients. Produced designs for website, banners and other events. Client: TurboSquid
 

3D LAB SPECIALIST | SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR

March 2008 - March 2010

Responsible for grading, instructing, podcasting and troubleshooting student problems using Maya 2009 on both Mac and PC sides. Taught specifically how to properly model basic objects, UV map them, and texture them as well as how to use mentalRay in an optimal and useful manner. Polygons and NURBS were the main topology types used.

Helped to recreate two 5+ year old courses for the Computer Animation program (shading and lighting and model creation) to help it become more modernized and up-to-date. Client: Full Sail University