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VFX Artist - San Francisco

Kristen McDonald

Creative Recruitment - Film and Video Game VFX Artist and Technical Artist in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • CG Effects - Autodesk Maya, SideFX Houdini
  • Fluid Simulation - Maya Bifrost, Houdini FLIP
  • Motion Graphics and Compositing - Foundry Nuke and Adobe After Effects
  • Video Editing - Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro
  • Graphic Editing - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Lighting and Rendering - Mental Ray, Alfred, and Renderman render engines
  • Audio Editing - Soundbooth, Avid ProTools
  • Game Development - Unreal, Unity, and Source game engines
  • Programming Languages - Java, MEL, Python, C#
  • Desktop Application - Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps


Degree: BA in Arts and Technology with a minor in Arts and Performance obtained in 2014

Project: VFX Artist and Technical Artist
Developed environmental fog, volumetric light rays, and a color shifting diffuse shader on the Sticky project

Coursework: Producing for Animated Film, Advanced Video Production, Advanced Java Programming, Graphics Programming, 3D Computer Animation, Computer Imaging, Advanced Lighting and Composition, Virtual Environments, 3D Modeling and Texturing, Sound Design, Black and White Photography and Film Processing, Acting in Film, Design Principles and Practices, 2D Design, Animation Studio

San Francisco Bay Area VFX Artist for Gaming and Video Games as well as Animation:

If you're looking for a VFX Artist for Gaming or Animation in the San Francisco Bay Area, please reach out to a ten4 Recruiter for more details.