About Chris Dutton

Passionate 3D artist and graphics designer, freelance multimedia consultant, specialist in 3D modelling, visualisation and character art. I’m always striving to deliver the highest quality. I’m easy going and can apply myself to ensure the outcome desired in any brief. I have a demonstrated ability working solo or within a team, forming great long-term working relationships. Having spent over a decade within the 3D & graphics industry, I have the skills and far-ranging experience to see a project from first idea through conceptual development, design and trouble-shooting to final product.

Skills

  • Experience of graphic design in an in-house and agency environment.
  • Excellent graphical skills, creative flair and good design sense.
  • Excellent 3D Design/CAD skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of InDesign & Illustrator.
  • Strong knowledge of Maya & Zbrush.
  • Additionally skilled in numerous other 3D pipeline software.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS & PHP.
  • Able to work within brand and design guidelines.
  • Keeping abreast of relevant new techniques in design software, media & photography.
  • Experience with catalogue and brochure design, adverts, posters, POS display and packaging.
  • Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, multitask, prioritise schedules and manage workloads.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • I’m familiar with both Microsoft and Apple platforms.

Education

Staffordshire University – (2010 – 2012)

Master of Science with Distinction in 3D Games Modelling

Staffordshire University – (2004 – 2007)

1st Class Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Graphics.

Employment History

Europac 3D

3D Software Design Engineer - 2013 - Present (3 Years, 12 Months)

Europac 3D is an engineering company based in Cheshire.  Leading suppliers of 3D equipment, including scanners and 3D printers. Supplying industries such as aerospace, automotive, power generation, heritage, archaeology, medical and Dentistry.

I currently work in a small team of 3D artists, processing scan data from the Artec Shapify Booth and Artec Eva scanners. Primarily working on bodyscan  and product data, cleaning up noise, addressing errors & missing data and finalising for full colour 3D print.

General Dynamics UK

3D Artist - 2013 (5 Months)

General Dynamics UK is a leading contractor and complex systems integrator working in partnership with government, military & civil forces and private companies around the world. As 3D Artist I worked on the R&D stage of a large scale, highly parallel crowd simulation, control and HD visualisation.

Responsible primarily for character art, environment art and animation.   A deep level of understanding, creative solutions and problem solving was required due to the bespoke nature of the software.  The project won ESTnet’s Innovative Product of the Year award.

Freelance

3D Artist, Graphics & Web Designer - 2008 - Present (9 Years, 7 Months)

As a freelance 3D Artist I have worked with a variety of clients including museums, IT firms, defence contractors, engineering & aircraft companies and universities.  I have worked both individually and as part of a team, on a range of projects.

In addition to this I have given specialist lectures on advanced 3D techniques at Staffordshire University.

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Publications

Correctly and accurately combining normal maps in 3D engines

-The Computer Games Journal (Volume 2 Edition 1, 2013)

Personal Interests

  • Health/Fitness
  • Archery
  • Mythology & Science-Fiction
  • Modelling, Painting & Sculpting
  • Photography
  • History & Philosophy
  • Computer Games & Films

Other Info

  • I've run 345 miles in the past 3 years, 22 weeks and 3 days.
  • Averaging 1.93 miles per week.
  • Or approximately 17 minutes of running per week.
  • I've outrageously neglected my vigilante activities over the past 2 weeks.
  • I've evaded the barbers for 14 years, 7 months and 26 days.

Some clients I have worked with

Marstons
Nickelodeon
Inplay UK
Choccyumyum Bakery
Stafffordshire University
Quod Scan 3D
Element Hosting
Global Enterprise Solutions
Geotech Plus
BBC
H Clewlow Butchers
3D Printworx
Crewe Life
Aardman Animations
Bliss IT
Frag IT
Doppelganger Labs
Rolls Royce
The Rookery Cheshire
Wedgwood Museum
M3 Communications
Europac 3D
Elegance of Nantwich
Crewe Town Council
General Dynamics UK
Nantwich Food Festival 2012
SE Controls
Lion Saltworks Museum
John Soane Museum
Falx Air Vehicles