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Martin McDonald | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 14, 2015

Martin McDonald

CG Artist available for work
   United States
  |   Waltham, MA

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Hi, I'm Martin McDonald and I am a CG Artist based in Waltham, Mass.

I've been a doodler since before preschool, but my mom was smart enough to give me paper so I didn't draw on the walls. I doodled dinosaurs mostly and then evolved to fantasy and sci-fi creatures. I decided to take up art after talking with several aunts who have art backgrounds, and teachers.

I went to Massachusetts College of Art for a Bachelor's in Animation and studied under some interesting characters and worked with a few as well. But we live in an age of...

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A 3D car composited into a stock photo
Flash Animation for fun
Children's Book illustration
product model test for client
Children's Book illustration
Color Pencil Illustration
High Poly character bust model
A storyboard page from a project
different views of a 1969 Dodge Charger for a short
A facial Rigging Test for a character

Skills (10)

My Score
Autodesk Maya
My Score
Adobe Flash CS5
3D Animation
Hand-drawn animation
Toon Boom Animate
Adobe After Effects CS5
3D Modeling

Service Description

I am here to provide Computer Generated Art Design services in the vein of graphic design, illustration, 2D and 3D animation.
I have past experience working for the Museum of Science developing shots for a demonstrative video on the proper use of the Segway, in which I modeled, rigged and animated a test dummy character with a group of three other men. Worked as an Illustrator for Wiggles Press Books on the children's book "The Perfect Pet," worked on Pokemon Learning League and Math Odyssey doing a variety of tasks, such as graphic design, layout, animation and lip-syncing. And I developed hand drawn animated shots for Wicked Delicate Films in my time with them as an intern.

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Freshi Media
Digital Arts Instructor
2013 - 2013
Instructing elementary school and middle school age children in Animation, Filmmaking and Video Game Design using programs like Anime Studio, Windows Movie Maker and Multimedia Fusion 2
Jude Entertainment
Lead Artist
2013 - 2013
I created concept art of characters and backgrounds for the tv pilot "P.O.T.U.S" I developed the look of 12 original characters and 7 celebrity caricatures. Along with developing the look of 5 set...
3D Artist
2013 - 2013
Creating atomic models of DNA and a nano-bot protein in high poly for use in a medical demonstration video. I modeled everything in Maya, and used Photoshop to create the textures of the models....
Digital Perfection
Facial Animator
2012 - 2012
Creating Facial animation for a segment to be used in a 3D animated tv pilot
Digital Media Academy
Teaching Assistant
2012 - 2012
Teaching 2D animation, 3D animation, game design, digital photography, digital filmmaking, and editing to young kids ages 6 to 17
Gex Incorporated
Flash and 3D Developer
2012 - 2012
Consulting on the development of Flash and 3D animation techniques to be used in project bids.
Medical Help
Freelance Animator
2012 - 2012
Developing a short Flash animated teaser for their charity organizations most recent campaign.
Play on Acting
Flash Animator
2012 - 2012
Developing animation for the tv pilot of "If I Had a Dime" View the clip here,
Brickyard VFX
Production Intern
2012 - 2012
Studying 3D and 2D animation and visual effects techniques used in Television commercials.
Wiggles Press Inc.
2009 - 2012
Freelance Illustrator for the children's book "The Perfect Pet."
Museum of Science
Practicum Project Leader
2011 - 2011
Project Leader and Client Correspondent for BU CDIA’s practicum project. Lead a three-man 3d animation team to create safety animations for Segway of Boston Tours. Developed animated scenes to...
3D Animation Tutor
2011 - 2011
Tutoring a home-schooled child in 3D Modeling, Animation, and Visual Effects.
360KID Studios
Production Assistant
2008 - 2008
Responsibilities were lip-syncing various animated characters for scenes and creating a variety of motion for Flash based educational video games. Also assisted with character animation and...
Wicked Delicate Films
Motion Graphics/Animation Intern
2007 - 2007
Developing short hand drawn animated sequences and creating motion graphics for the documentary "The Mulungeons."


Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Art
Certificate of 3D Animation
2011 - 2011
Massachusetts College of Art
Bachelor's of Fine Art for Animation
2003 - 2007
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2D Animation
3D Animation
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  • Lifetime
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Member Since
December 2011
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