I AM CHRIS MURPHY
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.
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.
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.
Mackevision has taught me a thing or two about product visualization.
Honestly, I have always just wanted to blow sh*t up!
Motion graphics was, is, and always will be one of my passions.
I appreciate great clean design.
Using the WordPress, I design websites to meet the needs of my various clients
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
2018 Demo Reel
Experiments & WIPs
Just doing some exploration
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
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
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
School of Visual Arts – New York, NY
Master of Fine Art in Computer Art
Wayne State University – Detroit, MI
Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing & Interdisciplinary Electronic Arts
Minor in Art History
Presidential Scholarship Recipient 2003-2007
Metro Detroit based artist.