Josh judd
Josh judd
Matte Painter, Illustrator, and Concept Artist
Los Angeles , United States of America

About

I started in graphic design for print and broadcast. After subsequent work in web design, I joined the California National Guard, then worked as an animation instructor before freelancing as a production artist.
After military deployment, I worked as a graphic designer, then as an occluded surface reconstruction artist for stereoscopic conversion. After completing work on three feature films, I worked as a matte artist and trainer for matte painting, life drawing, and texture art for visual effects and animation.
At present, I continue to work freelance as a graphic designer and illustrator for comic books, storyboards, and concept art.
Specialties: Illustration, Animation, Broadcast Design, Motion Graphics, Compositing, Matte Painting, Concept Art and Design, Texture Painting for visual effects and animation, Look Development for visual effects and animation, Rotoscoping, Front-End Web Design, Print Design, Pre-Press, Drawing, Painting, Writing, Acting.

Skills

Digital PaintingIllustrationMatte PaintingCreature ModelingEnvironment ModelingDrawingVector Illustration

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Illustrator
Illustrator
Mari
Mari
Maya
Maya
Modo
Modo
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush

Experience

  • Digital Matte Painter at CoSA VFX
    North Hollywood, United States of America
    September 2016 - May 2018

    2, 2.5, and 3-D matte painting element creation and projection for television.

  • Adjunct Instructor at The Art Institute of Seattle
    Seattle, United States of America
    July 2016 - September 2016

    Life Drawing and Digital Matte Painting Instruction.

  • Matte Painter at MPC
    vancouver, Canada
    September 2014 - January 2015

  • Digital Artist at Digital Domain
    vancouver, Canada
    February 2015 - March 2015

  • Matte Painter at Nitrogen Studios
    vancouver, Canada
    April 2015 - April 2016