Name

Marie Tai

About

Hello!

Thanks for stopping by my portfolio site!

I'm an artist, a blogger, a gardener, and a gazillion different things all at once (which I suppose everyone is)! I love to draw and to be creative, and I'm looking for my dream job. Areas that I am interested in are illustration, graphic art, sculpting using ZBrush, and being an entrepreneur.

In my leisure, I enjoy drawing, writing for the Mytutorlist.com blog (http://mytutorlist.blogspot.com), running my Etsy shop (http://bluepandemonium.etsy.com) and reading. I also enjoy gardening, kayaking, and camping.


HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Over 4 years of professional industry experience at the Electronic Arts Motion Capture Studio
  • Over 5 years of experience designing graphics for commercial companies and small businesses
  • Excellent skills in traditional arts including figure drawing, painting, sculpting, and illustration
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills developed through interacting and establishing good relations with students, clients, colleagues, and outsourcing partners
  • Excellent multi-tasking, time-management, and prioritizing skills proven by delivering data to clients on a timely basis and managing teams of motion capture specialists
  • Languages: fluent in English and spoken Cantonese



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Motion Capture Specialist II @ ELECTRONIC ARTS CANADA, 2005-2009
  • Artist and Small Business Entrepreneur @ BLUE PANDEMONIUM TOYS AND ART, 2008-Present



SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES


Digital Art

  • Macromedia Flash MX and DreamWeaver MX
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, and AfterEffects
  • Maya 8.0, ZBrush
  • AXA 2D


Motion Capture

  • Vicon IQ, Blade, Nexus, and Diva 2.5
  • MotionBuilder 7.5
  • EvaRT4.2
  • GSI Studio and InSpeck FAPS (3D scanning software)


Electronic Communication

  • WebEx, Camtasia, DigiDelivery, Wikipedia
  • Internet Explorer and Firefox
  • MS Office Word, Outlook, Excel, and Visio


Programming

  • Basic knowledge of Visual C++, HTML, and Flash


EDUCATION

  • Brush-based Modeling Course (ZBrush)@ THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER - BURNABY, Present
  • Diploma in Game Art and Animation Production @ THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER, 2005
  • Certificate in Game Art and Animation Foundation @ THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER, 2004
  • Certificate in Learning Maya Transition @ THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts @ SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, 2003
  • Certificate in Liberal Arts @ SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, 2003


ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Volunteer Texture Artist @ IRMAC department, Simon Fraser University, 2009 – present
  • Owner / Website Development Manager @ Mytutorlist.com, 2006 – present
  • Blogger @ Mytutorlist.blogspot.com, 2006 – present

Specialties

  • Teaching
  • Painting
  • Photo Editing
  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Capture
  • Writing
  • Illustration

Skills

  • AfterEffects
  • Premier
  • Nexus
  • Maya 8.0
  • Flash MX
  • DreamWeaver MX
  • Outlook
  • Visio
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Visual C++
  • AXA 2D
  • Vicon IQ
  • Diva 2.5
  • MotionBuilder 7.5
  • EvaRT4.2
  • GSI Studio
  • InSpeck FAPS
  • WebEx
  • DigiDelivery
  • Wikipedia
  • Camtasia
  • Blade
  • HTML
  • MS Word
  • Excel