Rachel Whelan

 

E-mail: rachelsanimations@gmail.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rachelwhelan

  • 10+ years professional experience creating high quality 3D renderings and videos
          for advertising. 

  • Extremely organized, hard-working, and professional demeanor.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and relay information in a clear and concise manner.

Experience

 

3D Renderer, FitzGerald

Chicago, IL | 2/2016 - Present

 

-Create conceptual and realistic renderings, showcasing interior and exterior architectural designs. 
-Develop content for boosting social media presence.

-Coordinate Graphics Department schedule.
-Aided in re-branding of the Service Committee into the entity FitzCares.

-Co-chair of FitzCares. Inspiring team members to help implement philanthropic service initiatives, benefiting our community.

 

Artist, Blaque Inc

Chicago, IL | 8/2012 - 8/2015

 

-Built high-realism models, textures, and lighting for interior environment renders.
-Modeled, rigged, and animated characters for internal promotional videos.
-Completed post-production video, still, and audio edits.
-Worked with: CF Group, Sauder, Prismatique, Halcon, Bodum, Arrow, Keilhauer, etc.


Artist, Farm Creative Parlour
Chicago, IL | 3/2010 - 7/2012

 

-Completed Production and Post-Production of 3D stills and animated product videos.
-Successfully maintained solo projects as well as working in various sized teams.
-Instructed contract artists on workflow and their tasks for a 2D texturing project.
-Worked with: Dremel, Remington Guns, Maytag, Whirlpool, Insinkerator, Sharpie,
Life Fitness, Precor, Carnegie, HON, CF Group, National Office Furniture, Suncast, etc.
-Excellent scores on critiques.


Animator, CPSI Ltd.
Columbia, IL | 11/2008 - 11/2009

 

-Developed a promotional video utilizing my modeling, animation, and editing skills.
-Acquired and input daily project updates from support technicians.
-Performed general secretarial duties in secretary’s absence.

Specialties

 

Software

 

Lumion

3ds Max
Maya

Blender

ZBrush

VRay

Maxwell

After Effects
Nuke

Premiere

Photoshop

Illustrator

Word

Publisher

Excel

Skills

Custom High-Poly Modeling

Realistic Rendering

Conceptual Rendering

Asset Animation

Camera Animation

Custom Tiled Texturing

 

 

Education

 

   Master of Fine Arts Degree in Special FX Animation          2005-2008

   Digital Media Arts College | Boca Raton, FL

-Graduated Cum Laude.
-Best Animation Award at graduation ceremony (group).
-Masters Ambassador of Student Body Government (2008).
-Student Services Assistant (2005).

 

   Associate of Arts Degree in Multimedia                               2002-2004

   ITT Technical Institute | Arnold, MO

-Graduated Salutatorian.

-Highest Honors.

-Perfect Attendance.

-Member of National Vocational Technical Honor Society.

2010 - present

2010 - present