Senior Technical Artist
Sony PlayStation

David Nelson

Proven digital artist and content creator in film, interactive, and technology sectors. Passionate about the art of digital content creation of characters and creatures. Through collaboration, latest DCCs, cloud, mobile and AR/VR platforms, leveraging team building, pipelines, machine learning and neural networks to evolve the next generation of story telling for product design and human engagement.

Career Highlights:

Delivered outstanding content for award winning films and interactive experiences as producer, supervisor, technical director, modeler, and simulator at Sony PlayStation, Adobe, Disney Lucasfilm Industrial Light and Magic, Tippett, Laika, and Pixar.
Increased efficiency, writing tools and pipelines using Shotgun, Qube, Substance, Adobe CC, Maya|3DS Max|Blender API, Python on LAN and cloud.
Achieved results in small startups and large corporate environments leading teams and contributing hands-on as an artist and technologist.
Decades of experience using Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Blender.
Background, publications, and devotion to scientific research and techniques.
Outdoor seeker and story teller: photography portfolio or personal photography.
Collector and lover of music, listen in.
Amused by various ramblings in life, feel amused?

Work Experience

Sony PlayStation, Adobe, Industrial Light and Magic, Laika, Tippett Studio, Pixar Animation Studios, Rigging Dojo

Film Credits

PS5 Graphics RND, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Stock, Transformers The Last Knight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Out of the Shadows, Warcraft, Transformers Age of Extinction, Pacific Rim, ParaNorman, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Enchanted, Charlotte's Web, Constantine, Hellboy, Stepford Wives, Son of the Mask, Catwoman, The Incredibles

Skills & Titles

Technical Director, Digital Artist, Digital Content Producer, Creative Director, Maya, Substance, Unreal Engine, Adobe, Blender, Python, Shotgun, ZBrush


Visual Efects Society, 12th Annual Awards Ceremony. Nominated for Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture in Pacifc Rim– Gipsy Danger: David Fogler, Alex Jaeger, Aaron Wilson, David Behrens. Visual Efects Society, 6th Annual Awards Ceremony. Nominated for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture in Enchanted – Pip: Tom Gibbons, James W. Brown, David Richard Nelson, John Koester. Visual Efects Society, 5th Annual Awards Ceremony. Nominated for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture in Charlotte’s Web - Templeton: Todd Labonte, Jason Armstrong, David Richard Nelson, Sven Jensen.