Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor
3D modeler/Texture Artist
Los Angeles, United States of America

Summary

Freelance 3D artist and educator living in the greater Los Angeles area.

Skills

Environment Design3D ModelingEnvironment ModelingHard Surface ModelingTexturingUV MappingPBR Texturing

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
ZBrush
ZBrush
TopoGun
TopoGun
xNormal
xNormal
Quixel Suite
Quixel Suite
V-Ray
V-Ray
Arnold
Arnold
mental ray
mental ray
Redshift
Redshift

Productions

  • Challengeicon
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Lexus CT 200h, Forge
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Modeler/Texture Artist, Environments
    • Company
      The Famous Group
  • Challengeicon
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Lexus CT 200h, Challenge
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Modeler/Texture Artist, Environments
    • Company
      The Famous Group
  • Lifeafterpeople
    • TV Production
      Life After People
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      Texture Artist
    • Company
      Crazybridge Studios
  • Patton360
    • TV Production
      Patton 360
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      Hard Surface Modeler/Texture Artist
    • Company
      Crazybridge Studios

Experience

  • Fulltime Faculty of Media Arts at Mt. Sierra College
    Monrovia, United States of America
    August 2013 - Present

    -Instructed cutting edge courses in 3D using Maya, 3ds Max, Mudbox, and UE4.

    -Participated in curriculum development committee which in turn updated and cleaned up all courses for the Game Artist track.

  • Instructor at LAUSD
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    August 2012 - June 2013

    -Consulted with the creation of brand new game design program for LAUSD.

    -Trained 80 students, grades k-6, with no previous knowledge PowerPoint and internet browsing skills over three week courses.

  • Modeler/Texture Artist at Freelance
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    January 2011 - August 2013

    -Concepted and created large scale environment assets for clients to use within a popular game engine using Maya, Mental Ray and Photoshop.

    - Designed and modeled 3D stock poly mesh assets available for purchase in game.

    -Collaborated with other designers to create detailed environment for online indy game.

  • Hardsurface Modeler/Texture Artist at Crazybridge Studios
    Glendale , United States of America
    August 2008 - September 2011

    -Created 3D assets, including architecture and vehicle modifications, in Maya for “Living Shield, Inside the Secret Service.”

    -Arranged layouts in Maya for cutaway scenes along with camera animations.

    -Created 3D assets, meeting milestones and budget for 10 episodes of Patton 360, which aired nationally on the History Channel.

    -Textured and UV mapped assets for episodes 8 and 10 of Life After People, which aired nationally on the History Channel.

  • Modeler/Texture Artist at The Famous Group
    Culver City, United States of America
    October 2010 - December 2010

    -Created photo realistic assets for three Lexus spots which aired on national television March of 2011.