DAVID E MERZ III

 We wouldn't let Domino chase after the birds. #BrokenDreams

We wouldn't let Domino chase after the birds. #BrokenDreams

MY STORY

Continuously a 'student of methods,' I often question, 'how'd they do that'?...followed by 'how can I do that!"

In the Fall of 2015, I took a career opportunity and transitioned from a branding designer into a product-visualization specialist. I scoured every edge of the internet to make sense of the massive world of 3D artistry. The web has plenty of guidance for CG gaming, VFX and character/fantasy art - but fewer resources for design-oriented visualization. While the tools are out there, they’re not always taught with consistency and thoroughness in existing channels. And even less so for product and brand design.

I aim to be that resource for the next person who has passion for design, and a curiosity for achieving photo-realistic CG.

You can find out more about my career achievements through my LinkedIn profile.

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio (CBJ!), I now live in Chicago, IL with my beautiful wife, Adrienne, and our dog, Domino. (He doesn't usually look this worried). Other interests; hockey, coffee, cooking, camping, biking, ping-pong and foosball.

 

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

2018 - Keyshot 8 Beta Competition - First Place Winner

2018 - Keyshot Renderworld - Technical Spotlight Presenter

2017 - Keyshot 7 Material Competition - Honorable Mention

2016 - Keyshot Renderworld - Guest Speaker

2015 - Mobius Awards - First Place Brand Relaunch (Sauza Tequilla)

2011 - Service to Students Award (Columbus College of Art & Design)