Brad Beam (520) 906 -­‐2765  [email protected] 2-D/3-D Animator, 3-D Artist, Motion Graphics Artist/Video Editor, Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Summary: Experienced 3-D modeler, 2-D/3-D animator, motion graphics artist/video editor,
illustrator and graphic designer with more than 15 years of professional experience. Built
3-D technical animations and interactive simulations of heavy machinery as part of online
multimedia training for mining operations around the world. Created realistic 3-D
renderings of client products for marketing and promotional media. Designed interfaces
for several high-end software programs. Filmed and formatted HD video and created
animation opens and full-screen graphics for television segments.
Computer Skills:
(Mac and PC)
 Autodesk Maya
 Pixologic ZBrush
 Adobe After Effects
 Adobe Premier
 Apple Final Cut Pro X
 Apple Motion
 Autodesk Auto Cad
 Adobe Encore
 Adobe Soundbooth
 Adobe Illustrator
 Adobe Photoshop/Fireworks
 Adobe Edge Animate
 Adobe Muse
 Adobe InDesign
 Adobe Flash
 Solid Works
 Unity 3-D (gaming engine)
 Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word,
and Excel)
 Luxology Modo
Additional Skills:
2-D/3-D Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration (Digital and Hand Rendering)
 Animation
 3-D modeling/sculpting: NURBS, polygons, sub-D
 Character rigging
 Video editing/motion graphics
 Storyboards
 Texturing, lighting and rendering
 Character development
 Prop sets and environments
2014 – Current
3-D Modeling and Animation Specialist
I deliver client solutions through the creation of engaging and realistic renderings of client
products and services and the development of conceptual landscapes, facilities, and other
objects for use in motion graphics presentations and interactive tools on behalf of
TriComB2B and its clients.
 Created the entire TB INNO-MAG pump animation from script to final output for
Flowserver product launch. Also developed digital illustrations and graphic design
elements for Flowserve for publication in print media, such as Nuclear News and Nuclear
Plant Journal.
 Created promotional materials that included interactive 3-D turnaround, promo videos,
and graphics used in ads for Cummins product launch of the Tier 4 Mobil generator and
Hedgehog generators.
 Developed stylized 3-D rendering of a steel mill product production line in
interactive modules for Emerson trade show booth.
Performance Associates International (PAI)
2010 – 2014
Graphic Designer/Animator
Created a 3-D animation department within the company’s graphics department that built
animations of heavy mining equipment for clients such as Metso, ArcelorMittal, Barrick
Gold, Tasiast, and others.
 Created 2-D and 3-D graphics for mining operation and maintenance training manuals.
 Developed full-length, voice-over, 2-D and 3-D animations (from script to final output)
that illustrated and demonstrated how heavy mobile equipment and plant mining
equipment worked inside and out.
 Used gaming software (Unity) to develop simulations of heavy machinery for training
purposes. (Programs used for these functions: Unity, Maya, Photoshop, and Flash.)
 Participated in the software development of Performance Tracker, the company’s
proprietary project management system. Contributed to the development team by
designing and creating the overall look of the software using 2-D graphics for headers,
buttons, and backgrounds. (Programs used for these functions: Illustrator and Photoshop.)
Journal Broadcasting Group (KGUN 9 TV News)
2010 – 2012
Graphic Designer/Production Specialist/Animator
 Operated HD cameras and followed the director and shot list to capture live broadcasting
shots for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. news programs and The Morning Blend
show. Also created graphics for over-the-shoulder shots, CGs, full-screen graphics, and
animated opens for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. news programs and The
Morning Blend show.
The WLB Group
2005 – 2008
2-D/3-D Graphic Artist/Illustrator/Animator
 Created digital illustrations for visual representation of proposed projects at Avenue of
the Fountains in Fountain Hills, AZ. Illustrated perspective and panorama views of the
proposed fountains and shade structures.
 Created overhead graphics showing design and landscaping layouts for Rancho Vistoso
master planned community in Oro Valley, AZ. Prepared subdivision layouts including
streets, lots, and landscaping for the residential community.
 Conducted fieldwork including research and photography of project sites for future
digital illustrations and presentations for Gladden Farms master planned community in
Marana, AZ. Photographed roadways and prepared conceptual bridge designs in
Photoshop for presentation to clients.
The Art Institute
2009 – 2011
Animation Consultant
Nominated and selected to serve on the advisory board to provide suggestions for
animation curriculum development.
Focus on Arts
2009 – 2010
Graphic Designer/Digital Artist/Animator
Designed and developed a curriculum and trained professionals in 3-D graphics and
animation using Maya/ZBrush, image manipulation with Photoshop, motion graphics with
After Effects, and video editing with Final Cut Pro.
New Zoo Friends
Created hand-rendered marker-comp illustrations for the published “Are You My Friend?”
segment of the New Zoo Friends TV series.
Integrity Transportation
2008 – 2014
Graphic Designer
Created marketing tools including logo, brochures, business cards, and graphics for the
company website.
Bachelor of Arts in Animation, The Art Center Design College, Tucson, AZ
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