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

RACHEL
WHELAN

3D Artist | 3D Animator | Creative Adventurer

 

Hi, I'm Rachel Whelan. I'm a 3D Artist and Animator, with over 10 years of experience creating engaging 3D image and video solutions. Check out my demo reel, videos, and images I've helped create by using the top navigation bar.

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