My path to 3D animation

It was a day in the middle of 2020, living through the pandemic in NYC. I was wrestling with some 2D designs that really were more suited for creation in 3D. A friend send me a clip from a Cinema 4D project and I became obsessed with learning it for myself.

With 2+ decades of experience working in real-world 3D, making metal sculpture and fine jewelry, I took to modeling in 3D. I followed with learning extensively about materials, lighting, animation, and rendering.

I love being able to see the images that live in my imagination come to life, while delighting and informing the viewers. I am dedicated to my craft and lifelong learning.

My Tools

The tools I use to create, from animation to app design.

My Training and Experience

  • BS in Art from University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Fulbright Scholar in Sculpture-Nepal
  • Cinema 4D Ascent-School of Motion Spring 2021
  • Freelance Illustrator and UI Designer for companies in software, tech/legal advisory, construction and non-profit since 2018

For more than 15 years, I designed, fabricated and marketed my collection of fine jewelry, reaching clients across the US and abroad.

Some of the work I produced over the years can be seen here.

From this experience, I learned about crafting a marketing message and how to work with clients directly to fulfill their wishes.

Before I was a 3D animator...

After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, I embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, founding a non-profit to help rebuild rural areas.

Our team succeeded in rebuilding the village of Rainaskot, seen here, and completed projects in 3 other villages while the organization was active. Read more here.

Leading this project helped me become proficient in teamwork, project management and collaboration.

Looking for help with your 3D animation or 2D design?

I am open to freelance contracts or in-house positions, I'd love to hear what you are up to. Send an email using this form or directly to natashawozniak@gmail.com

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