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Olivier Cefai
Olivier Cefai
Sr. Motion Designer, 3D FX Artist and Digital Sculptor
Nyon, Switzerland

Solo entrepreneur/freelancer, successfully direct contracting with international corporations and prestigious brands since 2006.

I currently do primarily motion-design based content related to science and technology innovation – explainers, promos, trailers, product packshots – handling entire projects from creative direction to execution.

** Next availability: May 2020

////////// Education
I have 4-years VFX education with FXPHD. I am also a former student of School of Motion, Mold3D Academy, Game Art Institute, the 3DCharacter Workshop and countless masterclasses.

I've spent years on fluid simulations, particle animations, scripting and compositing. In the last 18 months, I've been busy working on my digital sculpting skills and human anatomy with Zbrush as well as transitioning to Houdini.

////////// Current main platforms
• C4D / Zbrush / Houdini / X-Particles / Redshift
• After Effects / Mocha Pro / Fusion / Davinci Resolve

////////// Recent award
X-Particles Challenge 2019 (4th place)

////////// Personality
When I'm not creating stuff with computers, I like to ride my bike in the Alps, run photoshoots, sculpt with (physical) clay, read sci-fi and fantasy novels, or even spend a sunny day boating with friends!

////////// Reliability (despite lockdowns)
I have been doing remote work for years and thankfully have no kids to care about during the lockdowns. I run a dedicated studio with all software licences, powerful workstations (Mac+Linux) and Gigabit Internet.

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Skills

Motion GraphicsDigital SculptingLook DevelopmentFluid SimulationParticle EffectsMarketing IllustrationScientific AnimationVisual EffectsVideo ProductionGame DesignBrandingVoxel artCharacter ModelingMiniatures

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Houdini
Houdini
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
X-Particles
X-Particles
Blender
Blender
After Effects
After Effects
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
MagicaVoxel
MagicaVoxel
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
3DCoat
3DCoat
MoI3D
MoI3D
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Mocha
Mocha
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
Photoshop
Photoshop
Redshift
Redshift
Cycles 4D
Cycles 4D
Keyshot
Keyshot
capture one
capture one
stardust
stardust