Olivier Cefai
Olivier Cefai
Indie 3D+VFX+Motion Designer since 2006
Geneva Region, Switzerland

I am the founder of a one-person 3D design & animation studio based in Switzerland, working since 2006 as a direct contractor with international brands such as NESTLE, NESPRESSO, NESTLE WATERS, CHANEL, ROLEX, TAG HEUER, SICPA, SISVEL, NOVARTIS, CARAN D'ACHE, and WIPO.

I have also been a professional fashion photographer for 5 years and a 3D design instructor for 3 years.

Clients hire me to create CG videos for the production of marketing media related to product visualization - in any style, from 2D to 3D: teasers, revealers, explainers, promo videos, product configurators, etc.

I can explain or promote the most complex subject in less than 90 seconds and usually start before any brief is defined, helping them craft the message. I master the entire workflow from modeling to shading, rigging, animation, simulations, and rendering.

I've created dozens of short films and motion design videos showcasing consumer appliances, drinks, food tech, health sciences, sports equipment, and fashion products.

Most of my productions are confidential and cannot be disclosed online because they feature industrial design secrets.

I collaborate with industrial designers, illustrators, and concept artists.

I am passionate about software and have acquired truly advanced expertise in some of them over the years. At the core of my workflow run Houdini, Redshift, Unreal Engine, and Davinci Resolve.

Want to hire me?
- Engagement budget ranges: 10,000 - 50,000 CHF / EUR / USD

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Areas of Expertise (keywords below are for search engines!)

- Procedural design (natural phenomena, flora, microscopic life, fibers, etc.)
- Procedural animation
- 3D modeling (both hard surface and soft surface)
- 3D sculpting (realistic or stylized organic forms, characters)
- 3D apparel modeling
- 3D FX (hair, fur, oceans, smoke, powders, fire, sand, particles, clouds, destructions, reconstructions, etc.)
- 3D landscapes
- Industrial Design (CAD / manufactured products)
- Rigging (technical and organic deformations)
- Product visualization (shading, rendering, virtual photography, virtual cinematography)
- Data visualization
- 2D+3D motion design video

Skills

Visual EffectsMotion GraphicsIndustrial Design3D VisualizationFluid SimulationParticle EffectsLook DevelopmentMarketing Illustration3D ModelingDigital SculptingProcedural ModelingProcedural AnimationScientific Animation

Software proficiency

Houdini
Houdini
Redshift
Redshift
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
ZBrush
ZBrush
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Blender
Blender
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
X-Particles
X-Particles
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
RizomUV
RizomUV
Nomad Sculpt
Nomad Sculpt
Shapr3D
Shapr3D
MoI3D
MoI3D
Keyshot
Keyshot
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
MagicaVoxel
MagicaVoxel
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo
After Effects
After Effects
Cavalry
Cavalry
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
Mocha
Mocha
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Blackmagic Design Fusion
SpeedTree
SpeedTree
World Creator
World Creator
Quixel Megascans
Quixel Megascans