Steamroller exists to breathe life into stories, characters, and experiences in visual, physical, and virtual spaces. Each project that comes our way, be it a game, a film, or a theme park ride, exists in its own universe. It is our job to bring this multiverse to life. Our animators build believable characters and whole worlds in a multitude of universes, while our developers manipulate the rules of perception to transport you to a new definition of reality. We relish the opportunity to bring our clients’ universes to life while also developing our own stories.

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AnnMarie Cernoch

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AnnMarie Cernoch


2017       Completed Veterinary Assistant class at Elgin Community College. Course work covered: dog/cat/exotic restraint,
blood/urine tests, nail clipping, medication, surgery prep, radiology and vaccines.

2005-2008       Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), with
a focus on 3D graphics and physical computing. For MFA thesis show, developed three kinetic sculpture projects
with emphasis on human-computer interaction/robotics. Collaborated with computer science and art students.

2000-2003      Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a specialization in computer animation.
Worked closely with professors to push my artistic visions forward, while advancing the boundaries of art though
3D animation.


2017-2019           Vet Assistant, Sycamore Animal Hospital, Sycamore, IL.
Customer service, scheduling, payment collection, balancing payments at end of day, talking to new clients on the
phone, gathering client/pet info(TPR). Pet restraint, administering subQ fluids, blood draws, prepping samples
going out to lab, running in-house bloodwork (Abaxis), recovering pets after surgery, data entry, filling prescriptions,
prepping vaccines for doctors, doing software updates (Clientrax), creating clay paw prints.

2019           3D Artist, The Animal Doctor, Cary, IL.
Created 3D renders for new high tech pet spa for Dr. Wyatt’s practice. This project’s objective was to create visuals of
the spa’s space with pet/human exercise equipment before construction was started. My visualizations were also
used for advertising purposes while physical spa was being built. This project process included but was not limited
to: modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, video editing

2015-2017           Elgin Area Manager, Wild Things Pet Services, St. Charles, IL.
Customer service, scheduling, payment collection, talking to new clients on the phone, gathering client/pet info,
Dog walking, pet sitting, oral medications, nail clipping. Specialized in controlling difficult pets.

2011-2019           Small Business Owner, ElectronicGirlGifts.com, Elgin, IL.
Running my handmade products business online.

2013          Graphic Designer, TJM Promotions, Ocala FL.
Created unique designs for embroidery patch clients. Communicated efficiently with clients about artwork and
product limitations. Sent out price quotes. Handled client payments over the phone.

2011-2012           Lighting Technical Assistant, DreamWorks Animation, Glendale CA.
Create sequence setup, technical support, lighting shots. Work closely with leads and cg supervisors to create
easily accessible scenes for lighters. “Puss in Boots” “The Croods”

2010          Lighting Artist, Nickelodeon Studios, Burbank CA.
Created character & set lighting for: “Penguins of Madagascar” TV series,
“KungFu Panda” TV series, “Fanboy & ChumChum” TV series.

2009          Adjunct Professor, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL.
Blender 3D: Modeling/Lighting/Rendering/ Shaders & Animation.

2008-2009           Adjunct Professor, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL.
3D character animation, rigging/skinning, animation principals, lighting/rendering.

Additional Skills:
Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Photoshop. Chrome, Firefox, Explorer. 3D softwares, video editing
softwares. Basic html skills.


Organizing online charity contests/events for local animal rescues; experimental crafting; henna; researching online, collaborate with fellow artists; baking & cooking; spending time with my family & pets.

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To contact this candidate email acernoch@gmail.com

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