Alexander T. Santiago
Alexander T. Santiago
3D Artist
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

Summary

Skilled 3D Artist, specializing in organic and hard surface modeling. Expert user of Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, and Substance Painter. More than 5 years experience teaching 3D and game art fundamentals. Passionate about creating relatable and believable characters and environments, story telling, world building, and character design.

Skills

3D ModelingDigital SculptingPBR TexturingUV MappingLighting

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
ZBrush
ZBrush
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere
After Effects
After Effects
Redshift
Redshift
Arnold
Arnold
Nuke
Nuke
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
UVLayout
UVLayout
Shotgun
Shotgun

Reel

Productions

    • Mobile Game
      Reworld
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      3D Artist Intern
    • Company
      Reworld Team
    • Mobile Game
      Color Switch World
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      3D Artist
    • Company
      Color Switch Phoenix LLC

Experience

  • College Instructor / Visiting Asst Professor at New Mexico State University
    Las Cruces, United States of America
    August 2017 - Present

    - Taught 18+ sections of the courses Intro to 3D Modeling and Intro to 3D Animation

    -Taught students a hands-on approach of the 3D animation production process, from basic story development and the creation 3D assets to rendering cinematic sequences in order to create a short film.

    - Taught students 3D modeling methods and current practices using Maya and ZBrush, emphasizing formal and functional aspects of modeling as they apply to mechanical, organic, and sculpted topology for animation, games, and information media.

    -Mentored students and provided comprehensive feedback and critique on assignments

  • 3D Artist at Reworld Inc - Internship
    Remote, United States of America
    February 2021 - March 2021

    - During the internship, created 20 different environment assets, all the way from concept to final model.

    - Worked with a team to create a full game (Beach Sports) inside the Reworld Game Engine

    - Provided written feedback to report and troubleshoot bugs of the early release game engine.

  • 3D Artist and Video Editor at Color Switch Phoenix LLC
    Remote, United States of America
    July 2019 - February 2020

    - Designed and modeled several city environment buildings and various other game environment assets.

    - Edited over 15 videos for Color Switch Academy.

  • Adjunct Instructor at Dona Ana Community College
    Las Cruces, United States of America
    August 2016 - May 2018

    - Created and update lessons to support and improve student learning outcomes by applying readings, lecture, and visual components to lesson to reach all types of learners

    - Created lesson supplements to instruct students on proper foundations for 3D modeling and basic animation

    - Engaged students to understand the principles of correct topology, UVs, and texturing while introducing the rest of the animation pipeline, including rigging, animation, and visual effects

    - Assessed student comprehension through project oriented assignments