Vanessa Dutra
Vanessa Dutra
3D Design | AR/VR | UX/UI | Creative Direction
Boston, United States

Summary

I am an experienced 3d Generalist with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry as an Assistant Creative Director. I have experience in AR/VR design, the 3d pipeline (from modelling to animation and post-production), wireframing, digital effects, creative management and direction. I'm very comfortable using a multitude of different programs such as Blender, Zbrush, Unity, Spark, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop and more. I also have a Bachelor's degree focused in Studio Art from University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Skills

Art DirectionStoryboarding3D Animation3D Modeling3D PrintingVideo EditingProject ManagementPhysics simulationsUX/UI DesignProject Coordination

Software proficiency

Blender
Blender
Adobe XD
Adobe XD
Unity
Unity
After Effects
After Effects
Premiere
Premiere
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
cura
cura
SparkAR
SparkAR
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D

Experience

  • Class Mentor at XRTerra
    Boston, United States of America
    July 2022 - Present

    My role is to assist students in honing their ability to design 3d sets and set up Unity interactions in their own VR worlds. I also assist in R & D for curriculum development, create video highlight reels, which have helped attract more students and I was recently offered an instructor role as well.

  • Assistant Creative Director/ 3d Artist at Boston Productions Inc
    Norwood, Ma, United States of America
    September 2018 - July 2020

    I started as Production Assistant and quickly got promoted to Assistant Creative Director & in-house 3d Artist; creating graphics, vfx and animations for interactive museum exhibits. My unique wireframes were often animated with 3d assets, which were used as final graphics for many of these interactives. I also became the liaison between the designers and developers after noticing a large disconnect between the two teams. I managed meetings/to dos and moved into the “Dev Cave” to gain more insight into their needs and bridge the disconnect. This really helped our workflow and opened up communication.

    Role/Tasks

    Project management assistance, creative direction, 3d model creation, storyboards, attract loops, UI elements, animations, scene blocking in Unity & Blender, videos editing, created interactive wireframes. Sourced creatives and voiceover talent, assisted in content/voiceover entry into CMS & JSON files, assisted in Quality Assurance and collaborated with developers to update and refine interactives

  • 3d Generalist at Self Employed
    Somerville, ma
    January 2014 - Present

    Trivium l 3d Animation for a Niagara Falls Exhibit

    EM Gladiators l Creation of 3d Characters, Medical Equipment and scene

    Fly4.Me l Creation of 3d printed legs for drone on Indeed.com Pizza commercial

    30 + Companies l 3d business logos