I AM CHRIS MURPHY

Father, Coach, Husband, Son, Artist

Hello there! My name is Chris Murphy. Welcome to my website! I hope you enjoy my work, and thanks for stopping by!

I am a CGI Generalist specializing in product visualization, motion graphics, and visual effects. Aside from product visualization and visual effects, I have a broad knowledge of texturing, shading, lighting and rendering, modeling, and compositing. I currently live in Metro Detroit where I work as a Senior 3D Generalist at Dassault Systèmes 3DEXCITE.

I have had a love for art ever since I was child. Disney, Nickelodeon, and Saturday morning cartoons shaped my love and admiration for animation. I grew up watching all of the Disney classics and remember going to the movie theater with my parents to catch the latest releases. My ambition has been to work in a creative environment with a talented team of artists creating the highest quality art possible.

That being said, I am always open to new opportunities and working with new artists.

INTERESTS & HOBBIES:
Film making, watching movies, photography, design, public art, graffiti, travel, backpacking, longboarding, soccer, coaching soccer, video games with my son Liam, playing with my daughter Stella, Nerf wars, and being a partner and a dad.

FAVORITE FILMS:
Army of Darkness, Snatch, Delicatessen, Micmacs, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Incredibles, Big Hero 6, Treasure Planet, The Book of Life, The Incredible Mr Fox, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, A Scanner Darkly, Ghostbusters, Finding Nemo, and Ratatouille.

FAVORITE MUSIC:
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Pantera, Upon a Buring Body, Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine, Rob Zombie, Eagles of Death Metal, Vintage Trouble, Benni Benassi, Dada Life, Fedde Le Grand, Eric Prydz, Pete Tong, Caravan Palace, Common, Pharrell Williams, The Roots.

I Provide

Product Visualization

Mackevision has taught me a thing or two about product visualization.

Visual Effects

Honestly, I have always just wanted to blow sh*t up!

Motion Graphics

Motion graphics was, is, and always will be one of my passions.

Graphic Design

I appreciate great clean design.

Web Design

Using the WordPress, I design websites to meet the needs of my various clients

Fine Art

I enjoy painting, drawing, and design, but I don’t do it enough.

Projects, so far

Some of the work I have completed in the last few years

Nissan AD Concept
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
  • Modeling
  • V-Ray
Einstein Bust
  • 3D
  • Experiments
  • Houdini
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Redshift
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 3D
  • Mackevision
  • V-Ray
Beetle Juiced
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Ducati Naughty Quatro 1199 Custom Scrambler
  • 3D
  • Compositing
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Nuke
  • Substance Designer
  • Substance Painter
  • V-Ray
Beetle Bug Spray
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
  • Texturing
Nissan ADC
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
  • V-Ray
Smart Fortwo
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Chevrolet Trax
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Dodge Dart Ambient Lighting
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Memento Mori No. 2
  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Modeling
  • Nuke
  • Texturing
  • V-Ray
Ram Promaster City
  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
Memento Mori
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Modeling
2018 AMG GTR
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Chevrolet Trax
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Chevrolet Trax
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Smart Fortwo
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Chevrolet Trax
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Dodge Dart Dual Zone Auto Temperature
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Experiment #1 – 2/8/17
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
Ram Trucks 2500
  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
Bathroom RR Donnelley/Target
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • V-Ray
Alfa Romeo 1924 P2
  • 3D
  • Mackevision
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
Nissan Leaf Catalog Work
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Dodge Dart TFT Display
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mackevision
Smart Fortwo
  • 3D
  • Mackevision
  • Modeling
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 3D
  • Mackevision
  • V-Ray

2018 Demo Reel

Experiments & WIPs

Motion

Just doing some exploration

Experiments & WIPs

Stills

Just doing some exploration

Einstein Bust
  • 3D
  • Experiments
  • Houdini
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Redshift
Lego Micro Star Wars Poe’s X-Wing
  • 3D
  • Arnold
  • Experiments
  • Mash
  • Modeling
  • Works In Progress
Lego Micro Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter
  • 3D
  • Arnold
  • Experiments
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Mash
  • Modeling
  • Works In Progress
Pill Poppin
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Modeling
  • V-Ray
  • Works In Progress
Sailor Jerry Tattoo Machine WIP
  • 3D
  • Modeling
  • Works In Progress
Artist Skull WIP
  • 3D
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Works In Progress
Experiement #2 – 2/13/17
  • 3D
  • Experiments
  • Lighting/Rendering
  • Modeling
  • Texturing

Experience

Dassault Systèmes – 3DEXCITE – Senior 3D Generalist

Royal Oak, MI
Work closely with a team consisting of other 3D and Compositing artists to produce the highest quality photo-realistic images and animations for the automotive advertising industry. Contribute to the development of the team using expertise and knowledge within production. Work in a mentoring role to fellow artists and in a supporting role to Leads, Production Supervisors and Art Directors. Render and integrate CG elements for live-action footage or still plates. Organize and re-purpose CAD data for graphics and animation. Responsibilities include modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, animation, data preparation, data organization, environment creation. Work with R&D to troubleshoot problems within the pipeline.

Mackevision Corp. – Senior CGI Artist/Project Lead

Troy, MI
Work in a team setting to produce photo-realistic images and animations for the automotive advertising industry using Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya. Organize and re-purpose CAD data for graphics and animation. Responsibilities include modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, animation, data preparation, data organization, environment creation. Work with R&D to troubleshoot problems within the pipeline. Create scripts to assist other artists when reasonable.

MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts – Web Lab Assistant

New York, NY
Helped maintain the SVA/Drupal community website, departmental website, and prepared both websites for regular updates

Human Resources Administration – Intern Graphic Designer

New York, NY
Created various graphics used for both internal communications and city identity

West Shore Signs, Inc. – Graphic Designer/Technician

Riverview, MI
Designed, fabricated, produced, and installed signs and vinyl car wraps on a Roland SC-540 EX printer including sign manufacture and installment for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport North Terminal Redevelopment Project

Education

2012

School of Visual Arts – New York, NY
Master of Fine Art in Computer Art

2008

Wayne State University – Detroit, MI
Cum laude
Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing & Interdisciplinary Electronic Arts
Minor in Art History
Presidential Scholarship Recipient 2003-2007

Technical Abilities

Software

Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3DStudio Max, SideFX Houdini (moderate), Maxon Cinema 4D (Moderate), Nuke, Adobe Creative Cloud (AE, PS, AI, ID, PR), Syntheyes/PFTrack, ZBrush, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, HDR Light Studio

Renderers & Plugins

Chaos Group V-Ray, Redshift, Solid Angle Arnold, Itoo Forest Pack, Itoo RailClone, Sitni Sati FumeFX, Chaos Group Phoenix FD, Thinkbox Krakatoa, Maya Mash

Programing

MEL Script (moderate), Python (moderate), XHTML/CSS, PHP & MySQL, JavaScrip & jQuery (moderate), Drupal CMS, Wordpress CMS

Lighting and Rendering95%

95% Complete

Modeling85%

85% Complete

Texturing95%

95% Complete

Rigging80%

80% Complete

Compositing80%

80% Complete

Camera Matching90%

90% Complete

Retouching65%

65% Complete

Start your next project with me

I am always open to working with new people, whether it be new clients, new collaborators, or just new friends. Feel free to contact me.

Hire Me
Find Me

Metro Detroit based artist.

digitalmurphy.com

Queries

chris@digitalmurphy.net

Call Us

248.307.6077