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Thomas Sylvan

 

 
 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

 

1999 Present

Tom Sylvan Illustration and Animation, Florence MA

Freelance Consultant

3D computer-generated visualization; realistic modeling and animation of product prototypes, reconstructions for litigation, and architectural projects; technical illustration; motion graphics; video production; CAD.

 

Clients include:

- Lego Mindstorms, Novato CA

- Olde Thompson, Oxnard CA

- Jules Sherman Design, San Francisco CA

- NVIDIA Corp., Santa Clara CA

- IEP Technologies, Marlborough MA

- Kaz, USA, Inc., Southborough MA

- Amerlux, Fairfield NJ

- Baldwin/Clancy/Rogan Advertising, Needham MA

- Cabot Corp., Billerica MA

- Origin Point, Inc., El Cerrito CA

- Clear Case Legal, San Rafael CA

- CaseSight, Boston MA

- Onward Designs, San Francisco CA

- Crucian Global Services, Danville CA

- Warner Brothers, Los Angeles CA

- Pulse Entertainment, San Francisco CA

- Clear Development, San Francisco CA

- Swirl Design, Holbrook NY

- Berkshire Group, Ltd., Westfield MA

- SmithLee Technologies, Fresno CA

1998 1999

Webster & Associates, Petaluma CA

2D / 3D CAD Drafter

Mechanical drafting and 3D assembly drawing; engineering staff support.

 

1998 1998

Ergomedics, Inc., Winooski VT

2D / 3D CAD Drafter

Mechanical drafting and 3D solid modeling; engineering staff support.

 

1997 1998

Fab-Tech, Inc., Colchester VT

2D / 3D CAD Drafter

Mechanical drafting and 3D solid modeling; document management.

 

1992 1993

Lewis Galoob, Inc., South San Francisco CA

Prototype Designer / Modelmaker

Design and modelmaking of toy prototypes; machining; painting.

 

1989 1992

Professional Prototypes, Inc., Whitehouse Station NJ

Prototype Designer / Modelmaker

Design, drafting, illustration, and fabrication of Super Soakers and other toy and sculpture prototypes.

 
 

SKILLS and SERVICES

 
   

- Realistic, accurate three-dimensional computer models. 

- Diagrams, illustrations, and animated sequences. 

- Video and audio editing.

- Drawing and drafting.  

- Both remote and in-person consultations. 

- Work from sketches, blueprints, photos, and CAD files. 

- Confidential online access to work-in-progress for review. 

- Graphics delivered via e-mail, FTP, or Dropbox. 

 
 

SOFTWARE

 
   

- 3D Studio Max

- Adobe CS4 Production Premium

- After Effects

- Premiere Pro

- Photoshop

- Illustrator

- AutoCAD

- Windows Media Encoder

- Quicktime Pro

- Namo WebEditor

- PowerPoint

 

 

TECHNICAL TRAINING and HIGHER EDUCATION

 
 

2000

San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA

3D Studio Max; Organic Modeling and Character Animation

 
 

1998

Autodesk Training Center, Napa CA

3D Studio Max; Modeling and Animation

 
 

1997

Autodesk Training Center, Randolph VT

AutoCAD; Drafting and Document Management

 
 

1986

Rutgers University, College of Arts & Sciences, Camden NJ

BA, Fine Arts; Printmaking

 
     

 

 

 

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