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Summary of

Qualifications

Dedicated individual skilled in MAYA, MEL, 3ds Max, Photoshop, MotionBuilder and Vicon, proficient in character TD and short-film production. Other qualifications include a strong work ethic, an analytical mind and effective team and communication skills with both programmers and artists.

Professional

Experience

Savannah College of Art and Design

Professor of Animation

Sep 2009 - Present

- Responsible for developing a syllabus for graduate & undergraduate students
- Teaching courses dealing with rigging, production, concept dev, animation and mo-cap
- Panelling graduate reviews, internships, thesis committees etc.

Savannah College of Art and Design

Jan 2008 - Sep 2009

Systems Administrator

- Responsible for maintaining computer hardware and software
- Conducting inventories
- Assisting students with technical problems

Jump Games Pvt. Ltd., India

Jan 2007 - Jul 2007

Senior Animator/Rigger

- Responsible for producing rigs and animations for games based on wireless devices
- Coordinating with the programmers to solve technical issues
- Training junior riggers and animators

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

Jun 2005 - Dec 2006

Senior 3D Graphic Artist

- Responsible for producing 3D and 2D graphics for games based on wireless devices
- Coordinating with programmers and game designers to find aesthetic and technical solutions
- Training junior artists

Awards/

Recognition

BitFilm 3D Award Festival 2009, Hamburg, Germany

Animated short 'The Waiting Chairs' nominated in the FX Mix category

INSPIRE 2009, Savannah, GA

Jul 2009

Feb 2009

Runner up for Best of Show for animated short 'The Waiting Chairs'

13th edition of Cartoons on the Bay – International Television& Multimedia Animation Festival, Roma, Italy

Feb 2009

Special screening of animated short 'The Waiting Chairs'

SCADDY Award, Savannah, GA

Jan 2009

Golden Award for animated PSA, 'Monifa's Lucky Day'

iDMAa Conference, Savannah, GA

Nov 2008

Animated short 'The Same Station' received Best Student Showcase Award

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

Nov 2009

MFA in Animation

Course of study included life drawing, facial setup and animation, advanced rigging, cartoon and naturalistic animation and motion capture technology

Xaviers Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Aug 2005

Advanced Diploma in 3D Computer Graphics

Course of study included study of MAYA, 3ds Max and Photoshop, and collaborative film making

Mumbai University, Mumbai, India

Jul 2005

BE in Electronics and Telecommunication

Course of study included C, basics of C++, satellite communication and electrical networks

Reel/

References

Available upon request