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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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Michael J Ross

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Michael J Ross

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3D Prop Artist

Orlando, Florida

5600 Silver Star Rd • Orlando, Florida 32808
mykross77@yahoo.com • 609-284-6377
https://www.artstation.com/artist/michaeljross
OBJECTIVE​ ….
My aim is to find a position in 3D asset creation where I can be part of a worthwhile project and an
awesome team that will help me hone my skills
EXPERIENCE
Digital Animation & Visual Effects School​ Orlando , Florida August 2016 – Present
Teacher’s Assistant
● Support and assist video game students
● Assist the instructor with grading and instruction
United States Air Force​ San Antonio , Texas April 1998 – September 2014
Vehicle Maintenance Craftsman
● Section Chief Customer Svc– Trained & supervised mechanics & sustained transportation equipment
● Resource Advisor – Managed >$2M in operational funds and reimbursements
● NCOIC, Flight Admin – Provided administrative support to 60 military/20 civilians
● Maintained confidentiality of documents/ implemented safety policies

EDUCATION
The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) ​ Orlando, Florida July 2016
Game Production Program, Certificate
Community College of the Air Force​ Montgomery, Alabama February 2013
Automotive Maintenance Technology, Associate Degree

SKILLS
● 3D modeling game ready assets
● Laying out UVs and custom light maps
● 3D texturing in Photoshop, ZBrush & Substance Painter
● 3D rendering in Modo, Maya, Keyshot and Marmoset
● Implementing assets from source control (Perforce)
● World building and lighting in Unreal Engine 4
● Also proficient in Word, Excel and Powerpoint

INTERESTS
My interests include reading, writing, drawing and photography. I’m an avid movie watcher and I love to travel
and experience new things

Education

Sep 2014 thru Jul 2016

Certificate at Digital Animation & Visual Effects School

Experience

Aug 2016 to Present

Teacher's Assistant at Digital Animation & Visual Effects School

  • Modeling, Texturing
  • Updated 4 years ago

To contact this candidate email mykross77@yahoo.com

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