M.J. Sarmiento
Digital Matte Painter/Environment Artist
http://www.mjsarmiento.com
mjbsarmiento@gmail.com
Tel. (323) 868-9873 (U.S.) 

Education:

Gnomon School Of Visual Effects, CG Program - Hollywood, CA 2009 - 2010
Parsons School of Design, B.F.A. (Illustration) - New York, NY 2002 - 2006
Glasgow School of Art - Glasgow, U.K.(Study Abroad) Spring 2005

Skills:

Experience: Autodesk Maya, Modo, Autodesk SoftImage (XSI), Nuke,
Photoshop, After Effects, Headus UV Layout, Final Cut, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
Familiarity: PTGui, & Zbrush

Work Experience:

Method Studios, Vancouver, BC November 2015 – current
Matte Painter/Environment Artist
Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Responsible for digital matte paintings
Doctor Strange (2016) - Responsible for digital matte paintings

Zoic Studios, Vancouver, BC August 2015 – November 2015
Matte Painter/Environment Artist
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 (2016) - Responsible for digital matte paintings
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) - Responsible for digital matte paintings

Method Studios, Vancouver, BC November 2014 – March 2015
Matte Painter/Environment Artist
San Andreas (2015) - Responsible for digital matte paintings
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Responsible for digital matte paintings

MPC, Vancouver, BC July 2014 – October 2014
Matte Painter/Environment Artist
American Sniper (2014) - 3D environments creating digital assets

Atomic Fiction, Oakland, CA February 2014 – March 2014
Matte Painter/Environment Artist
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014) - Responsible for digital matte paintings

COSA VFX, Toluca Lake, CA August 2013 – January 2014
Matte Painter/Environment Artist
Agents of Shield (2013) - 3D environments creating digital assets and digital matte paintings
Almost Human (2013) - 3D environments creating digital assets and digital matte paintings
Person of Interest (2013) - Responsible for digital matte paintings
Revolution (2013) - Responsible for digital matte paintings

Whiskytree, San Rafael, CA May 2011 - November 2012
Assistant Matte Painter
Elysium (2013) - 3D environments creating digital assets
The Avengers (2012) - created digital assets to aid in matte painting
The Hunger Games (2012) - created digital assets to aid in matte painting
Trion Rift Game Cinematic (2012) - created digital assets and matte paintings
Ready Player One (book cover) (2012) - created digital assets

Create Advertising Group, Culver City, CA May 2011
Digital Matte Painter
Responsible for digital matte painting and 3D environments layout for game cinematic

yU+co, Hollywood, CA April 2011 - May 2011
Digital Matte Painter
Green Lantern (2012) - Responsible for digital matte paintings for opening title sequence

Mirada + Motion Theory, Marina Del Rey, CA March 2011
Digital Matte Painter
Responsible for creating digital matte paintings for IBM Masters Commercial

Company Wide Shut, Los Angeles, CA Sept. 2007 – Jan. 2009
Illustrator / Designer
-designed Blu-Ray and DVD menus for featured films
-storyboarded and illustrated concepts

Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB), Düsseldorf and Bonn, Germany Jan. 2007 – July 2007
Designer
-created brochures for the different departments
-created promotional digital video for the Architecture and Visual Design Dept
-assisted students in using video cameras and editing stations: Final Cut Pro

Peter de Seve, Brooklyn, NY Fall 2005 –Spring 2006
Assistant to Illustrator
-final Preparations for finished Illustration pieces for print-ready presentations to clients
-responsible for final photoshop retouching of art work.
-researched illustration references

Three Bodied Head Films, New York, NY June 2005 – Sept. 2005
Intern
-production and set design for stop motion animation
-created and casted props for sets
-research, organization and scanning of sketches and designs

Art Exhibitions:
2016 "Root to Bloom: Places Artists Call Home," Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
2006 Stacks, New York, NY Chelsea Galleries
2006 Art Director's Club, New York, NY
2010 Gnomon Student Gallery Show, Hollywood, California
2005 "Mystery Meat," show at Future Prospects Quezon City, Philippines

Awards:
2016 Hudson River Fellowship
The Gnomon Best of Term Fall 2010 - Environment 3D (Exterior)
Received the Kathy Beth Kantor Memorial Scholarship (for outstanding merit in photography)
3rd place in both '01 & '02 Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage Mural Competition