MICK TODD
michaelrtodd@yahoo.com
801-885-2814
www.micktodd.com
www.cryptidhunter.com

As a 3D Artist/Creative Director and Media Design Specialist I have a diverse background in the creative industry, with experience in AR/VR, feature films, feature animations, theme parks, television, video games, comic books, and collectibles. I have proven abilities in organizing and managing creative projects through all stages of production. With a focus on media design, I am skilled in various software such as Maya, Substance Painter, ZBrush, Photoshop, After Effects and Unreal. I have a strong skill set in 2D/3D design, visual development, storyboarding, motion graphics, illustrations, product mockups, presentations, style guides, 3D animation and rendering. I have also worked on IP development, building and presenting pitches to stake holders, and have experience working with big entertainment IPs and a strong understanding of how to create and maintain a consistent visual design across multiple forms of entertainment.  These IPs include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, King Kong, Super Nintendo World, Zelda, Pokémon, Fast and Furious, Jurassic World, The Mummy, Shark Tale, Reign of Fire, Marvels Avengers, Spider-Man. 
HIGHLIGHTED SKILLS

⦁ Creative/Art Direction
⦁ 2D/3D Design - Creatures, Characters, Environments, Vehicles, Props, Graphics. 
⦁ Visual/Story Development - Storyboards, Treatments, Screenplays, Pitch Documents.
⦁ 3D Animation Production - 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Rigging, Animation.
⦁ Cinematics/Animatics/Pre-Vis.
⦁ Motion Graphics.
⦁ Virtual Reality Production.
⦁ Graphic Design.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

⦁ 
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Media Encoder). 
• Autodesk (Maya, AutoCAD, Mudbox, BIM). 
• Substance Painter. 
• ZBrush. 
• Unreal. 
• Unity. 
• Meta Quest. 
• Microsoft Office

PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

Psychedelica Entertainment 2019-2023 - 3D Artist/Creative Director
⦁ Projects: 
- Marvel Avengers Station.
- SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.
Cutting Edge VR Surgical Simulations.
- Cosmic Odyssey VR Experience.
- Cryptid Hunter.
- Faerie Kingdom.
- Netherworld Chronicles.
- Stinger Strike Force.
- DMT Entities. 

Universal Creative/NBCUniversal 2013-2020 - Senior Designer, Media
⦁ Projects: 
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, Escape from Gringotts, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Ministry of Magic.
- Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
- Fast and Furious: Supercharged.
- The Cat in the Hat.
- Volcano Bay.
- Super Nintendo World: Mario Kart.
- Jimmy Fallon Race Through New York.
- Revenge of the Mummy.
- Jurassic World.
- Universal's Epic Universe.
- Universal's Dark Universe.
- Pokémon.
- Zelda.
- Aventura Hotel.
- Universal  Store.
- T23D.
- Universal Studios Kiosk Animations.
- Universal Creative Christmas Card Animation.

Lumenas Animation Studios 2010-2012 - 3D Artist/Creative Director
⦁ Projects: 
- The Legend of Santa Claus.

Microsoft Games 2010 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects: 
- Flight.

Electronic Arts 2010 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects: 
- Monopoly Streets.
- Wildlife: Forest Survival.

Evergreen Holiday Classics 2007-2010 - 3D Artist/Creative Director
⦁ Projects: 
- The Light Before Christmas.
- Spooky Bats and Scaredy Cats - A Halloween Tale.

Saffire Games 2005-2007 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects:
- Charlotte's Web Closing Title Animation.
- Castlevania.
- Pele's Soccer.

Glyphx Games 2004-2005 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects: 
- Advent Rising.

DreamWorks Animation 2002-2004 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects: 
- Shark Tale.

Walt Disney Animation Studios 2000-2002 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects: 
- Reign of Fire.
- Kangaroo Jack.
- The Snow Queen aka Frozen.
- My Peoples aka A Few Good Ghosts.
- Fantasia 3.
- Lilo & Stitch 2.
- Coming Home - Disney 50th Anniversary Commercial.

Sony Pictures Imageworks 2000 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects: 
- Spider-Man.

Viewpoint DataLabs Int 1998-2000 - 3D Artist
⦁ Projects: 
- Dungeons and Dragons.
- Viewpoint Catalog.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

⦁ Artwork Selected for Spectrum 12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art - Underwood Books: CRYPTID YETI and KIPLING MCKAY BRONZE. Won SILVER AWARD in Dimensional Category for Art Direction.
⦁ Shark Tale – Academy Award Nomination 2004 for Best Animated Feature.
⦁ Spider-Man – Academy Award Nomination 2003 for Best Visual Effects.
⦁ THEA Awards:

⦁ Paragon Award 2015 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley.

⦁ Award for Outstanding Achievement:

o    2015 Harry Potter & The Escape from Gringotts.

o    2018 Universal’s Volcano Bay.

o    2020 Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

o    2021 Super Nintendo World.

o    2023 Indoor Marine Park – SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

⦁ Theme Park Insider Awards:

⦁ Best Theme Park – 2020 Islands of Adventure.

⦁ Best Roller Coaster –2021 Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

⦁ Best New Family Attraction – 2015 Hogwarts Express.

⦁ Best New Theme Park – 2017 Volcano Bay.

⦁ Best New Roller Coaster – 2020 Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

⦁ The Golden Ticket Awards:

⦁ Best New Attraction – 2019 Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.



EDUCATION

⦁ Academy of Art University - San Francisco
⦁ University of Utah