Portfolio site of James Shaw
I am currently working for Weta Digital Ltd (www.wetafx.co.nz) as a 3D modeller modelling hard surface assets.
Formerly I worked for Squint Opera Ltd (www.squintopera.com) in London as an Associate Director (and head of Research and Development) and undertook work as a senior/ lead 3D artist and digital generalist. This involved visualization (stills) and film work. Their primary focus is Architectural work, although they do many other forms of visual representation work from commercials/TV to websites.
Before heading to the UK and Squint I worked at Weta Digital, New Zealand as a 3D modeller on the airplanes team. This involved NURBS modelling of airplanes in preperation for film and manufacturing (CADCAM) purposes. We used Alias Studio and Solidworks mainly.
Previous to this I worked as a lecturer in Digital design at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. I lectured in several courses in 3D modelling, animation, rendering, web design, game design, design programming and graphics. These courses have now flourished into a Digital Design degree at Victoria, after which I joined Weta. During this time I did much digital freelance work on the side.
Before this I was an Architectural Designer for Architecture +, Wellington, New Zealand (2002-2003), a practice with a diverse portfolio of high quality residential and commercial work. Also employed by Sphera Optical Networks, New York, as a Marketing Designer including graphic content and website design and employed for a multitude of freelance Digital Design works.