Ricardo Guimaraes
Ricardo Guimaraes
Academic Specialist - Visual Development
East Lansing, United States of America

Summary

I'm an Academic Specialist at Michigan State University and I have 18 years of teaching experience, as well as 7 years of online teaching experience. Among the topics I teach for Games and Films are Concept Design, Visual Development, Illustration and Digital Painting.
My first and foremost objective is to make sure students get the most out of the content I am teaching, so I am always researching and trying to find new ways of communicating my ideas.
As a freelance Visual Development Artist I'm also an active industry professional and I love challenges. I always do my best to impart this excitement on every work I get involved with.

Skills

TeachingMentoringTutorialKeyframe IllustrationCinematic IllustrationConcept DesignVisual DevelopmentStoryboardingIllustrationKeyframescinematographymoviesStorytellingfilms

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Blender
Blender
DAZ Studio
DAZ Studio
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
3DCoat
3DCoat
SketchUp
SketchUp
Fusion 360
Fusion 360
World Machine
World Machine
Gaea
Gaea
Keyshot
Keyshot
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Octane Render
Octane Render
Megascans
Megascans

Experience

  • Academic Specialist - Professor of Practice at Michigan State University
    United States of America
    August 2016 - Present

    As an Academic Specialist at Michigan State University I am in charge of developing and teaching courses on the fundamentals, such as Sketching and Digital Painting as well as more advanced courses such as Concept Design and Visual Development for games and films.