About me

My resume, work experiences and studies

Summary

A quick few words about my goal and path till now

I make images, concepts, designs and art to entertain people and help clients illustrate their vision on projects.

I worked in various companies as an Illustrator, Concept Artist, Matte Painter and 3D artist.
I’m versatile in both 2D and 3D environements as well as with traditional mediums

In my free time, I enjoy training, outdoors activities, hiking, camping and survival training.  I also am a civilian krav maga (self-defense) instructor. I teach classes and I also work with victims of violent acts to help them return to a more normal life.

Skills

Tools of the trade and tasks I use them for

– Concept Art, Key art and Illustration
– Matte Painting 2D and camera projection
– specific 3D and FX

Softwares:  Photoshop, Clip Studio Pro, Softimage-XSI, MAYA, NUKE

Work Experience

A list of the places I have worked for

.Cinematics Director of Photography
Reflector Entertainment
June 2020 – Present

Some projects and clients I’ve worked with:

.Senior Concept Artist
Reflector Entertainment
June 2017 – Present

Some projects and clients I’ve worked with:

.Art Director – Senior Concept Artist
Lune Rouge / Reflector Entertainment – Interactive
September 2016 – June 2017

Some projects and clients I’ve worked with:

.Illustrator – Concept Artist – Matte Painter
Yellow Dog Productions – Freelance
November 1998 – Present

Some projects and clients I’ve worked with:

.Senior Matte painter – Concept Artist
Volta FX
February 2015 – January 2016

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.Lead Matte painter – Concept Artist
Mikros FX – Onyx Film
November 2014 – February 2015

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.Lead Matte painter – Concept Artist
MPC Montreal
December 2013 – September 2014

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.Lead Matte painter – Concept artist
Vision Globale
August 2010 – December 2013

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.Lead Matte painter – Concept artist
Ubisoft digital arts / film studio
January 2007 – July 2010

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.Lead Matte Painter – Concept artist
Ubisoft cinematics studio
May 2006 – January 2007

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.Matte painter – Concept artist
Ubisoft cinematics studio
July 2005 – May 2006
-VES award, Prince of Persia 3 for pre-rendered game cinematics

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.Matte Painting instructor
Autodesk canada
November 2005 – December 2005

.Life drawing / 3D animation – SFX teacher
Concordia University
August 2003 – December 2009

.Matte Painter – senior 3D artist
Cinegroupe corp.
September 2001 – June 2005.

Some projects I’ve worked on:

.3D / FX artist – matte painter
Media Principia
September 2000 – July 2001

.3D artist – illustrator
Ardecom inc.
June 1991 – August 1999

.3D artist
BUZZ-FX Montreal
June 1996 – August 1996

Publications

Magazines and books I have been featured in

Education

My studies and the schools I attended

.centre NAD
matte painting master class,
2007 – 2007

.centre NAD
AEC, computer graphics for film and television,
1995 – 1996

.Concordia University
B.F.A, major in Film Animation
1997 – 2003
– awarded the FUJI film award for excellence in film animation of 2nd year standing.
– received the Fine arts DEAN’s AWARD for overall excellence in film animation of 3rd year standing.

.Edouard-Montpetit CEGEP
Fine Arts

Martial Arts Training

Some of my qualifications as a practitioner and instructor of martial arts

.Federation Quebecoise de tir
Range Officer certification
2021

.Israeli Imi System krav maga – Laurentides center/school
Local instructor
2019 – present

.OIS Krav Maga – Florida
Tactical Pistol training, Tactical 2 gun training, CQB live training – under instructor David Glickman
2019

.IPSC Quebec
Canadian Black badge certification – under instructor Tim Balleine
2019

.Redbeard Survival School
CQC knife fighting – 1, defense with a knife
2018

.Israeli Imi System Krav Maga
Civilian krav maga instructor course – under head instructor Thierry Cimkauskas
2013

.Israeli Imi System Krav Maga
Under head instructor and international expert Thierry Cimkauskas,
2009 – present

.Aikikai de Montreal
Under sensei Massimo Di Villadorata
2003 – 2006

.Jiu-Jitsu (japanese)
Under sensei Andre Cuillerier
1990 – 1996

.Judo
Brossard public activities & services – Judo Quebec
1983-1990

. 3 gold and 1 silver medal in regional tournaments

Other Training

Some of my other qualifications

.Les Primitifs
Primitive butchering and survival cooking
2017

.Les Primitifs
Survival-1
2017