During my career in visual effects, I have been involved on projects in different roles, ranging from Environment supervisor, to Lead Digital matte painter / Environment TD and Senior matte painter/environment TD. I have acquired an extensive set of technical and artistic skills, allowing me to work in quite a few areas of the vfx pipeline, from concept art and asset creation all the way to rendering and compositing. My involvement in the projects depended on the scale and the needs of the team, from shot work (concept art, modelling, shading, lighting, matte painting, projection, rendering,compositing ) to team management tasks ( supervision, leadership, production planning) .
Other than visual effects work, I really enjoy illustration and have been creating images for posters, book covers, film pitches and advertising campaigns. What I love about illustration work is that compared to visual effects there is a higher emphasis on creating a very strong image, with bolder colours and usually a stronger mood.
I graduated from the University of Computer Science of Bucharest, with a specialisation in computer graphics and artificial intelligence. My education gave me a unique set of skills that combines technical knowledge with a strong artistic sense. That is why I try to never create limitations on the artistic side, but to find technical solution that help make the ideas happen.