DEMO REEL

DIGITAL WORK

DIGITAL ART

DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS

'Chiaroscuro'

by Project X at Cogswell College

I worked as the Lighting Lead on the school production 'Chiaroscuro'. My position as Lighting Lead meant I had to delegate work to my peers as well as ensure the final product was up to my director's expectations.

I was also in charge of improving camera angles and movements, shader application, and rendering. While I did not create the final shaders used, I did help with their development, and added the lighting to every scene with the exception of the library and the end scene. We used Arnold aistandardsurface shaders and Arnold lights exclusively within the short. 

Programs used: Maya (2017), Arnold for Maya, Smedge, NukeX.

'King's Treasure'

Scene given as an assignment at Cogswell College

In the Lighting and Layout classes at Cogswell, we were given multiple scenes which we had to texture, light, and render. One of those scenes was "King's Treasure" as seen here. This is my updated version after months of tweaking shaders and creating a video transition of the layers like this.

Additional frames and close-up renders before the edited final can be seen above!

Programs used: Maya (2018), Fusion 9, HitFilm Express.

 
October 2019
October 2019

StarCat Media: Ninja Gif. I lit, rendered, and composited this short animation.

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October 2019
October 2019

StarCat Media: Ninja Gif. I lit, rendered, and composited this short animation.

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June 2018
June 2018

Test renders of the lighting I created for the short with Innerglow Studios. "Night" lighting.

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June 2018
June 2018

Test renders of the lighting I created for the short with Innerglow Studios. "Night" lighting.

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June 2018
June 2018

Test renders of the lighting I created for the short with Innerglow Studios. "Sunset" lighting, no background.

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June 2018
June 2018

Test renders of the lighting I created for the short with Innerglow Studios.

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June 2018
June 2018

Test renders of the lighting I created for the short with Innerglow Studios. "Sunset" lighting.

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June 2018
June 2018

Test renders of the lighting I created for the short with Innerglow Studios. Top view of the "sunset" lighting.

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June 2018
June 2018

Test renders of the lighting I created for the short with Innerglow Studios. "Bright" lighting and test render.

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June 2019
June 2019

Retopologizing the miata model that I created for a modeling class. Work in progress!

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Kings Treasure May 2019
Kings Treasure May 2019
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Kings Treasure May 2019
Kings Treasure May 2019
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May 2019
May 2019

Crested Gecko work in progress! My current project, which I will upload as it improves.

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May 2019
May 2019

Crested Gecko work in progress! My current project, which I will upload as it improves.

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Project X: Chiaroscuro
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photography

December 2018
December 2018
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December 2018
December 2018
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December 2015
December 2015
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Good Guys Autocross May 2017
Good Guys Autocross May 2017
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DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION

April 2022
April 2022

A chibified version of a Mazdaspeed Autozam AZ-1, drawn for sticker production through Push To Start.

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April 2022
April 2022

A chibified version of my own car, a modified Mazda Miata named Casper, available as a sticker from Push To Start.

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2021
2021

Custom side decals for my Toyota MR2, influenced by OEM Japanese decals for Toyotas from the 80s.

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2021
2021

A collection of decals and stickers, including a chibified version of a friend's car.

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June 2021
June 2021

A sticker influenced by the manga Over Rev and Neon Genesis Evangelion as well as my own MR2 named after the Evangelion character, Misato.

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September 2021
September 2021

It's Steve!

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July 2019
July 2019

Push To Start Design got a logo redesign. Here is the logo mocked up on my car's window using Photoshop.

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January 2020
January 2020
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January 2020
January 2020
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September 2019
September 2019

Sugoi! on the headlight of a friend's car. A design I made using Illustrator for Push To Start.

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November 2018
November 2018

Push To Start Design, Daily Driven, and Long Live Manuals, designed by myself for Push To Start. Vectorized in Illustrator CS6.

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2018
2018

"Rad"-style racing numbers.

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"Rad"-style racing numbers.

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2018

"Rad"-style racing numbers.

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ABOUT ANDI

Andi Stolzman, simply put, is a creator. She graduated from Cogswell Polytechnical College with a Bachelors of Arts in Digital Arts and Animation, concentrating on Technical Art. She has worked both individually and with a team on projects, including producing a short for Cogswell's Project X which she was the Lead regarding lighting, camera, and rendering. Andi began practicing photography in 2010 with a Canon Powershot, but her first mentored classes were in darkroom (traditional) photography. She also creates vector images and stickers in Adobe Illustrator for her vinyl decal business, Push To Start Design.

FIND ANDI ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Instagram
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  • Autodesk Maya 2013+ 

    • Arnold for Maya 2017+ lighting, texturing, creating shaders, and rendering

    • Maya VRay 2016+ lighting, texturing, creating shaders, and rendering

  • ZBrush 2018+

  • Houdini 2017+

  • NukeX 2016+

  • Fusion 9 2019+

  • Smedge 2017+

  • HitFilm Express 2019+

  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2015+

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 2016+

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 5-13

  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 2019+

  • Basic Python and C++ (OOP) knowledge

  • 2 years darkroom photography

  • Digital photography 2010+

CERTIFICATES

  • O'Reilly You R.O.C.K. Award (#2 Retail Sales for August 2019, September 2019, March 2020, #1 Retail Sales for June 2020, July 2020)

  • Photography Honorable Mention ribbon (2013)

  • Photography Judges Choice ribbon (2013)

EDUCATION

COGSWELL POLYTECHNICAL COLLEGE, San Jose - B.A. Digital Arts and Animation, Technical Art concentration

September 2014 - May 2018

 

SKILLS & PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE

EXPERIENCE

PUSH TO START DESIGN - owner (Oct 2017 - present)

Custom designs, vinyl decals, button pins, and stickers created using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Sure Cuts A Lot 3 Pro. Small business.

REVLIMITER.NET - intern (Nov - Dec 2019)

Assisted with production & development of custom car accessories, including using a laser cutter, Adobe Illustrator, an industrial sticker printer (Roland), and wire cutters and strippers for custom wiring harnesses. Also packed and shipped orders.

STARCAT MEDIA - project/freelance (Oct - Nov 2019)

Student-led project creating gifs. I was in charge of lighting, rendering, and compositing the final.

INNER GLOW STUDIOS - project/freelance (2018-2019)

Student-led project. I was in charge of camera placement, lighting, and rendering.

ONGRID - designer (Jul 2018 - Mar 2019)

Created the flyers for events hosted by OnGrid as well as certificate papers for competitions hosted by the organization using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

 

PROJECT X - lighting/texturing lead (May 2017 - Jan 2018)

In charge of the texture/shader and lighting team, worked with Autodesk Maya 2017 and Arnold shaders to develop a short film as well as NukeX to composite and Smedge for batch rendering. Also contributed to small bits of animation and modeling within the short, and composed most of the camera angles. Focused mainly on shaders and character lighting.

 

CLOCKWORK ALCHEMY - logistics (May 2015, May 2016, May 2017, Mar 2018, Mar 2019, Mar 2022)

Part of the set-up and take-down team for the convention. Simply a grunt. Also helped redesign the CA clock face for 2018+ and build props.

Resume

here's a downloadable version

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