3DTI ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES

BEGINNER LEVEL

DR. RAJEEV DOSHI (prior background: PhD. in Cancer Research)

Dr. Doshi flew in from London to participate in our 12-week Project Based Course. After excelling in his 3D Animation course work, Dr. Doshi went back to London to become an animation director for a medical and pharmaceutical creative agency. We hope that Dr. Doshi's story will provide inspiration for animation beginners who are looking to make a successful career change into the 3D animation industry.

The course provided me with my first exposure to 3D. Over the period of 12 weeks, the sheer range of different projects kept me very interested in the field and allowed me to gain a far more rounded view of the industry. As a result, the reel that I produced at the end of the course was very dynamic; potential employers have been very impressed with this showcase of my flexibility and the range of animation techniques I am familiar with. This reel has now led to the offer of a full-time position with a company specializing in medical animation - only a few months after finishing the course! - Dr. Rajeev Doshi

Dr. Doshi's has also been featured in POST MAGAZINE

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

KERN DARRABIE (prior background: Video Game Artist)

Kern dove head first into the animation industry within months of graduating from 3DTi’s 12-week project-based course. He initially worked as afreelance animator for numerous companies including NBC, where he was responsible for the entire re-branding of the Sci-Fi Channel. Currently Kern is a Senior Animator for Comcast Communications, overseeing a department of six graphic designers and animators, while spearheading a complete re-branding of the Comcast network.

Kern

The course provided me with my first exposure to 3D. Over the period of 12 weeks, the sheer range of different projects kept me very interested in the field and allowed me to gain a far more rounded view of the industry. As a result, the reel that I produced at the end of the course was very dynamic; potential employers have been very impressed with this showcase of my flexibility and the range of animation techniques I am familiar with. This reel has now led to the offer of a full-time position with a company specializing in medical animation - only a few months after finishing the course! - Dr. Rajeev Doshi

I learned a lot from 3DTi, including developing new skill sets, acquiring an in-depth knowledge of the industry and how to present myself and network. I also became aware of the level of work you needed to get hired. With 3DTi’s support and advice I was able to take my career to the next level and get to where I am today - Kern Derrabie

Kern's success story has been featured in 
the Computer Graphics World Magazine

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ADVANCED LEVEL

JOE STIPO (prior background: Video Game Artist)

Prior to joining 3DTi, Joe headed up his own animation company called "Ground Game Graphics", that created high-end animation content for projects ranging from TV Broadcast to Interior Design. Joe has also been an instructor at New York University where he has been teaching 3D Animation to students since 2003.

Joe joined the 3DTi 12-week Project-Based Course, to learn 3DS Max software and to improve his demo reel. Joe is now working at CNBC as a lead 3D Animator, where he works in a busy graphics department creating on-air graphics for the station, liaises with the show's producers and direct's a staff of 10 animators. The CNBC animation team generate a wide range of assignments in rapid-fire succession, including daily animations as well as promos and complete show packages.

” I was already proficient in Maya and wanted to learn 3DS Max. 3DTi really helped me focus my energy in the areas I enjoyed the most; Modeling and Lighting. Using that they helped me create a really great demo reel resulting in me getting hired for freelance work for a number of smaller studios and even US Military. My training at 3DTi was a lot more then just showing the program. The teachers and staff really spent the time to help make my work really look its best and up to industry standards” - Joe Stipo