Gianni Ritschard
Freelance 3D Artist and Character designer, based in Winterthur, Switzerland.
I'm a passionate 3d artist with 5+ years of professional experience working as a 3d generalist in a studio environment and freelance as well. During that time I was lucky enough to gain experience in the complete cgi production process from storyboarding/ previz to modeling / sculpting, uv unwrapping, shading / texturing, scene assembly, lighting, creating visual effects like fluid simulations and finally rendering and post production. I've worked on a variety of projects from cartoon style short movies to CGI commercials and photorealistic product visualizations. 

Over the last couple of years I've re-descovered my life-long passion for character and story. During that time I've had the chance to learn from some of the amazing teachers at CGMA. Since 2021 I'm offering 2D Character Design as well.

Ich bin leidenschaftlicher 3D Artist mit über 5 Jahren professioneller Erfahrung in einem 3D Studio und als Freelancer, sowohl remote  als auch vor Ort im Studio. Während meiner Zeit als 3D Artist konnte im kompletten Prozess der CGI Produktion Erfahrungen sammeln, vom Storyboard/ Previz über 3D Modellierung/ Sculping, UV unwrapping, Shading/ Texturing, Szenenaufbau, Beleuchtung, visuellen Effekten wie Flüssigkeitssimulationen bis hin zum finalen Rendering und Post Production. Ich hatte als 3D Artist die Gelegenheit an einer Vielfalt von Projekten arbeiten zu können, von Kurzfilmen im Cartoon Stil und CGI Werbespots bis hin zu fotorealistischen Produktvisualisierungen.

In den letzten Jahren habe ich meine Leidenschaft für Character und Story wiederentdeckt. In dieser Zeit hatte ich die Gelegenheit von einigen der unglaublich talentierten Lehrern bei CGMA zu lernen. Seit 2021 biete ich auch 2D Character Design an.
What I can do for you
CGI Product Visualization | CGI Commercials | Cartoon Style Shorts and Commercials | 3D Model creation | 2D Character Design

Skills 3D
Fluid and Smoke Simulation | Modeling | Texturing | Animation | 3D Motion Design |Scene Assembly | Lighting | Rendering

Skills Character Design
Ideation | Expression Sheets | Pose Sheets | Movie Moments | Hero Poses | Character Coloring | Character Line ups | Character Turnarounds
Software experience
Cinema 4D | Zbrush | X-Particles | Realflow | Houdini FX | Substance Designer | Substance Painter | Photoshop I Premiere CC | lllustrator | Vray for C4D | Redshift 3D | After Effects | Corona Render

2015 - 2016     3D Artist at Pixcube Animation Studio
2017 - today    Freelance 3D Artist / 3D Motion Designer based in Winterthur (Switzerland)
2021 - today    Freelance 2D Character Designer

CGMA Fundamentals of Character Design with David de Pasquale
CGMA Character Design for Animation with Nate Wragg
CGMA Character Design for Production with Nate Wragg
CGMA Art Direction for Character Designers with Nate Wragg

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