About

[Recommendations]

I am a dedicated and hardworking 3D artist with experience in modelling for arc-vis, animated film and for video games. I have a strong eye for detail and can work using my own initiative, on my own or effectively within a team.

– Currently living in Horsham, West Sussex

Skills

  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max (experienced: 2007 – present)
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Low and Hi poly modelling
  • Clean and efficient UV layouts
  • Texturing
  • Mobile app development

Experience

Jan 2012 – Present  Freelance 3D Artist

Notable work:

  • Real world accurate 3D Modelling for real-time driving simulation software using point cloud data reference.
  • Arc-vis for a Global Pharmaceutical Giant: Optimized pre-existing CAD assets, modelled and textured building interior & props from provided photo references.
  • Arc-vis for Cruise Ship company: Modelled interior environment and Lifeboat based on pre-existing CAD and provided photo references.

Sept 2011 – Sept 2015 Senior Modeller – Mila (www.milafilm.com) Director: Cinzia Angelini
Collaborated online with the team at the Art Institute in Los Angeles and the team around the world to create assets for the CG animated short movie.


Oct 2015 – Nov 2016 Woodsman Archery (Android App)  

In-between freelance work I built this game in Unity. The App is compatible with most Android devices running 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above.

My Roles: Unity Development with PlayMaker, Project Manager, 3D Art, Design.

Software used: Unity, PlayMaker, Photoshop, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Adobe Audition.

Available for download on Google PlayAmazon and Amazon Underground.

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June 2014 – March 2015 Interactive ABC For Kids

In-between freelance work I put together this educational Alphabet app in unity. The App is compatible with most Android devices running 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above.

My Roles: Design, Coding, Graphics, Animation, Audio recording and editing.

Software used: Unity, PlayMaker, Photoshop, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Adobe Audition.

Available for download on iOSGoogle PlayAmazon, Amazon Underground & Windows Phone.

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August 2013 Additional video editor – “The Art Of Mila” presentation
Video editing to showcase the art of Mila team at the “We Are Art People” event in Brighton.

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May 2011 – October 2011 Nursery Rhymes For Kids

[Update: 2015] This app has since been re-built in Unity to support multiple platforms and to improve device support.

> This app has received over 15,000 downloads on Google Play.

Designed and coded this interactive educational app for mobile devices running Google’s Android OS.
  • Coded in Eclipse IDE with Android SDK.
  • Created multiple APKs, XML layouts and drawable resources to optimize support for different device screen sizes and densities.

Available for download on iOSGoogle playAmazon,Amazon UndergroundWindows Phone.

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2005-2011 PlayStation EU Community MVP (Volunteer) and Beta Tester In this voluntary role as a “Most Valued PlayStationer” in the Official PlayStation Community, I was asked to assist SCEE’s Community Team and other MVPs in developing a thriving, friendly, entertaining and active community focused around PlayStation products.

  • Voted most helpful/informative member – PlayStation EU forum (Community Awards 2006).

2009-2010 Technical Artist and 3D modeller – Portsmouth University RT Group Team

Worked in a team to create a real-time interactive 3D Tai Chi Trainer app for PC and Xbox 360.

  • Bridged the gap between the programmer and artists.
  • Modelled and textured props.
  • Designed and Created GUI.
  • Imported 3D assets to XNA – Created environment layout using a purpose built editor in XNA.
  • Used 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Visual Studio 2010 with C# (XNA).

Education

2007-2010 [2.2] BSC (Hons) Computer Games Technology, University of Portsmouth.

  • 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Game Design
  • Imaginary Architecture
  • Software Skills for Media
  • Programming for Games
  • 3D Rendering
  • Computer Games History

2004-2007 The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham

  • Double A-level Applied ICT
  • Photography AS Level
  • Intermediate GNVQ ICT
  • Geography AS Level

1999-2004 Tanbridge House School, Horsham GCSEs including Maths, English, Geography, Science, Business Studies and French.

Interests

  • Films
  • Games
  • Technology
  • Photography
  • Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving

Recommendations

Alex is a very talented and pro-active modeler and an important asset to the Mila Team. As a team player, he shares his knowledge with other modelers and strives for perfection. He’s responsive to notes and has a very quick turnaround with his work. He would be a great asset to any production fortunate enough to have him.
 Cinzia Angelini http://www.cinziaangelini.com/ – http://milafilm.com/
Director, Mila 

I really like working with Alex. The first thing that struck me from him, was the quality of his work. He delivers quality models, and makes each asset special. It does not matter if it is a simple piece of wood, Alex will make it look special and unique. However, I loved the most his environment work, and his capacity of taking a few sketches to make something different and unique. His models hold interest, and artistry.

Alex can follow directions very well. He can take feedback in a positive manner. I was gladly surprised to notice he took initiative on several occasions where no one seemed to chime in to help. For example, without anybody telling him, he helped other artists with his amazing UV skills, and troubleshooting bugs others were encountering. He has what it takes to lead. Now that I look back into his work, I can notice that some of the best texturing was performed on models he made. This is not a coincidence, but the result of him being a professional modeler; one that can understand both direction, and needs of artists down the pipe line. I would highly recommend Alex to any team that requires a talented modeler, and true team player.
 Cesar Alejandro Montero Orozco http://www.archeidos.com/
Texture Supervisor, Mila

Alex is an extremely talented individual. A very competent artist with great programming ability. He is friendly, professional and a superstar on any team.
 Andy Gahan http://www.thepixelbullies.com/ – http://www.3d-for-games.com/
Managing Director at The Pixel Bullies 

It is my pleasure to recommend Alex Harris as he is not only an amazing talent but a pleasure to work with.

On the animation short, “Mila” (www.milafilm.com), I work with Alex as his Production Manager. Alex is one of our strongest modelers and his technical skill is superior to many on my team. He is extremely efficient, quick in producing his initial work for review and prompt when tweaks and changes need to be made. He has also been very flexible when we need to change things on the fly and has been one of my “go to guys” when I need to reassign an asset for quick fixes and tweaks.

Alex is also a huge asset to our team, and would be to yours, because he is a team player. He has made himself available to assist other artists with troubleshooting needs in either 3DS Max or Maya and has helped keep production moving forward because of his assistance. Also, communicating with Alex has been a producers dream as he is prompt and thorough when updating me on his progress.

Alex will be a strong asset to any company that he works with and I hope to continue working with Alex in many projects to come.
 Andrea Emmes
Producer, Mila