About Gatis Kurzemnieks

Gatis is 3D and 2D artist / Unity Developer and content creator / VFX Technical Director currently working in Latvia. He has studied 3D Animation in Hochchule Luzern in Switzerland, Visual Communication in Latvian Academy of Art and before all that he received Computer Science masters degree in University of Latvia.
For several years Gatis worked in game development doing 3d game engine programming for different platforms as well as being technical artist. After that, he moved to digital advertising world – working as creative director and artist/developer for digital agency Digibrand. For four years Gatis was at OrangeLV doing Visual Effects, technical supervision and VR development for clients such as Microsoft, REI, Seattle Seahawks and others. Currently Gatis is doing fully real time production for TV animated series Zapovednik as 3d technical artist on Unity and Unreal Engine.

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2012/2013: Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland, 3D animation department
2009-2013: Bachelors degree, Latvian Academy of Art, Visual communication department.
2007-2009: Masters degree in Computer Science, University of Latvia
2003-2007: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, University of Latvia

Awards International ZOOTRÓPIO Film & Video Festival, 2012, Animation: Overall Best! for History of Levitation

Work experience

2015-Now: Real time Unity/Unreal based production artist for TV series Zapovednik 
2015-2017:  Technical Supervisor3D/2D generalist and VR developer at OrangeLV
3D/2D generalist, motion designer, developer at Modern Media
2012-now: Freelance artist doing 3d, animation, illustration
2011-2012: Creative director and Art lead at digital agency Digibrand
2009-2011: Flash/social game developer at InnoWate with focus on game engine and 3D graphics R&D
2005-2009: Game engine programmer and TD for XBox 360 at CTXM
2001-2002: Character and game level 3D modeller and animator at Sybersoft


Software skills: Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender, Houdini, ZBrush, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, Adobe Creative Suite, NUKE, BlackMagic Fusion, Substance Painter
Programming languages: C/C++, Python , C# (Unity 3D)
Professional interests: 3D/2D graphics and VFX, Real-Time graphics and Game programming, Virtual Reality (VR)

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Gatis Kurzemnieks
+371 26791519

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