Carl Esser is a 3D artist from Kendall Park, NJ. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 with a BFA in Experimental Animation.

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EDUCATION


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
BFA, Experimental Animation
May 2010

South Brunswick High School (SBHS)
Monmouth Junction, NJ
June 2006

SKILLS


Computer: Proficient in both PC and Mac platforms;
3-D Studio Max, ZBrush, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office; experience with assembly of computer hardware and peripherals
Fine Art: Drawing, painting, welding and other metal work

VISUAL ARTS COURSES AT MICA


Game Art: Beyond Pac Man (2008 and 2009)
Virtual to Real: Rapid Prototyping
3-D Character Animation
3-D Environment
Animation Senior Thesis, Post Production
Intro to 3-D Computer Animation, 3-D Computer Animation II; Intro to 2-D Animation
Junior and Sophomore Animation Seminars
Intro to Interactive Media; Interactive Media I
Drawing I and II; Life Drawing; Painting
Intro to Sculpture, Sculptural Forms
Electronic Media and Culture; other Foundation courses and art history courses

EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


Work Study technical assistant, Experimental Animation Department, MICA (installing, testing, troubleshooting, cleaning, etc.), 2008-2009
Ten Thousand Villages, Princeton, NJ (a nonprofit organization): Volunteer, 2004-2007; Sales Associate, July, August, and December 2007
SCHOLARSHIPS & HONORS


MICA Achievement Award, 2009-2010
MICA Academic Excellence Scholarship, National Art Honor Society Scholarship, and Trustee Award, 2006-2010
Deanís List, MICA, 2006-2008 (4 semesters)
Painting selected for South Brunswick School Districtís 2005-2006 calendar
Achieved Certificate of Honorable Merit ~ Magna cum Laude for Outstanding Performance in the National Latin Examination, 2005


LEADERSHIP & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


MICA Dungeons and Dragons Club: Treasurer, 2007-2008; President, 2009-2010
SBHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society: Member, 2004-2006; President, 2005-2006
SBHS Viking Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble: Percussionist, 2002-2006


PRE-COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS EXPERIENCES


MICA 2005 Pre-College Summer Program: Illustration and Graphic Design studio, 3-D Computer Animation workshop, Art History
SBHS: Art I, Drawing I, Cartooning, Painting I, Advanced Painting, Photography, Introduction to Computer Graphics, Art Portfolio, Independent Study
Summer Arts Academy sponsored by the Arts and Education Center in New Brunswick, NJ (held at Monroe High School): 2003, Visual Arts; 2004, Master Class Painting


References provided upon request