Curriculum Vitae
        Ross McCabe
Digital Sculpting, Look Development and Lighting

17 Acre Road, Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2AL
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I am a VFX enthusiast who has a passion for sculpting, texturing and design. I thoroughly enjoy creating the material properties and adding the detailed elements involved in look development. I lean slightly towards creature and character development, with an extensive knowledge of anatomy and figure proportions after completing sculpture studies with Scott Eaton.
I am not constricted to any particular platform, but rather have an interest anywhere I can be a part of a creative team doing high quality work. I enjoy bringing out the best in those around me and have had plenty of experience managing teams.
I have strong spatial awareness and a good sense of form, scale and proportion coupled with a keen eye for detail. Having worked in other fast paced industries I am comfortable working to deadlines and handling stressful projects.
I am constantly seeking the opportunity to learn and grow as an artist. I feel my creativity and skill combined with a passion for VFX would make me an asset to any post production house.

Skills and Key Experience
Zbrush, Mari, Maya, 3D coat, 3Ds Max, Houdini, Mudbox
Nuke, After Effects, Photoshop, Python
Vray, Mental Ray, Arnold, Mantra

Lighting / lookdev
Sculpting / Texturing
Concept Design

Work Experience
CG Supervisor / Lookdev and Lighting Lead
MPC London advertising
January 2015 – Present (1 year 7 months) London, United Kingdom

Assets artist / Lighting artist
MPC London advertising
August 2014 – December 2014 (5 months) London, United Kingdom

Lighting / Assets artist
Framestore London
March 2014 – August 2014 (6 months) London, United Kingdom

Character Artist
Picasso Pictures, London
August 2013 – March 2014 (7 months) London, United Kingdom

Freelance 3D Generalist
DesignStudio London
January 2013 – August 2013 (8 months) London, United Kingdom

Freelance 3D Generalist
Painting Practice
September 2012 – December 2012 (4 months)

3D Artist
Freelance at Molinare
October 2012 – November 2012 (2 months)

Freelance Creature / Character Artist
MountainWheel Games
October 2011 – October 2012 (1 year 1 month)London, United Kingdom
- Creation of High poly detailed characters / creatures in Zbrush
- Transferring high poly details to low poly assets to be used in Cryengine 3, using normal/bump maps in Maya.
- Ensuring topology is well suited to animation
- Highly realistic texturing games assets using Mari / Mudbox / Zbrush

3D Artist
February 2011 – October 2012 (1 year 9 months)London, United Kingdom
Modelling, Sculpting, Texturing, Particles, Fluids, Animation, Lighting, Rendering,

VFX generalist
The Mill
October 2010 – February 2011 (5 months)
Freelance Visual Effects Artist specialising in Broadcast, Film and Advertising.

Network / Relationship manager
RBS Global Banking & Markets
August 2008 – January 2010 (1 year 6 months)
Working specifically on the integration of ABN AMRO and RBS plc.

Derivatives support
April 2007 – August 2008 (1 year 5 months)
Supervised Static Data Derivatives team, across all products.
Input and maintenance of SSIs

Business Analyst
Astrolabe Group
2005 – 2006 (1 year)
Meet with clients to understand their business needs, design the architecture and system functionality and give the requirements to the programmers and manage the implementation of the system

Institute: Scott Eaton courses
Period of Study: January 2012 – February 2012
Courses: Human anatomy for artists

Institute: Escape studios
Period of Study: February 2010 – April 2010
Courses: Maya core and Visual Effects

University: Vega, the Brand Communications School
Period of Study: 2006-2007   
Post Graduate Degree Course: Bachelor of Arts Honours in Brand Leadership with Application in Brand Communications and Leadership

University: Rand Africa University (Now University of Johannesburg)
Period of Study: 2001-2004
Degree Course: BCOM IT Management / Informatics (programming)
Achievements: In 2004, in recognition of scholastic achievements, I was invited to membership and joined the Golden Key International Honour Society of Rand Afrikaans University.

School: Northcliff High School
Period of Study: 1996-2000
Qualification: Matriculated with exemption

My Personal Interests
Technology, Sculpting, VFX, Painting, Surfing, Cinema, Reading, History, Photography, Travel, Scuba, Squash

Available on request