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Shaun Dunn
Shaun Dunn
3D Artist
Portland , United States of America

Summary

Born in Portland Oregon into a family of artists, my father was a skilled tradesman who owned a shop refurbishing beautiful antique furniture and my mother was an Italian-American with a flair for style and design, born to Italian immigrants.

As a small boy, I worked alongside my father learning facets of art, design and exceptional artistry, very quickly taking on projects of my own.

Later in my life, I took a trip to my grandmother’s village in Northern Italy opening greater interest in art and design. I felt inspired, absorbing history and artistry that was found abundantly throughout my travels.

Upon my return, I enrolled in an undergraduate program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where I focused on Industrial Design.

Translating my skillset from traditional to digital mediums came naturally and proved successful, as I learned graphic design, concept design, and 3D modeling.

Near the end of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, it became clear that though, I enjoyed certain aspects of Industrial Design, I held a stronger interest specifically in 3D modeling and texturing.

Shortly after completing my undergraduate degree, I decided to follow my curiosity and pursue a career as a 3D modeler and texture artist in the visual effects industry, so I enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts program with the Academy of Art University.

Since then, I’ve picked up new skill sets, application knowledge, personal techniques, and a raw curiosity that drives me on a daily basis. The most important thing I’ve gained has been a genuine passion for what I do.

Skills

RiggingLightingProp DesignEnvironment DesignCharacter DesignHair/Fur SimulationAnatomyCompositingCloth SimulationMel ScriptingArt DirectionCostume DesignVisual EffectsHigh-poly ModelingProject ManagementUV MappingRetopologyTexturingLook DevelopmentRenderingProp Modeling3D ModelingHard Surface ModelingEnvironment ModelingCharacter ModelingDigital Sculpting

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
ZBrush
ZBrush
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Mari
Mari
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Nuke
Nuke
RenderMan
RenderMan
Arnold
Arnold
Mudbox
Mudbox
UVLayout
UVLayout
Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
After Effects
After Effects
Premiere
Premiere
InDesign
InDesign
Xgen
Xgen