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Andy Lackow

Andy Lackow

Maplewood, NJ, US

 

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About 

Andy Lackow, a traditionally trained artist has achieved national recognition creating award winning 3D / CGI illustration and animation for the advertising, publishing, entertainment, interactive and Internet based industries. Originally an airbrush illustrator using traditional media, he uses 3D Studio Max / Mental Ray, LightWave 3D, ZBrush, Sculptris, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and InDesign . Andy imbues clients' concepts with imaginative solutions; he is a highly creative problem solver who creates visual magic on demand - and on time.

A partial list of clients includes Disney, Coca-Cola, NBA, NFL, IBM, Activision, Intel, General Motors, Sony Music, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Hasbro, Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, Merck, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone and the New York State Lottery.

Specialties: Architectural pre-visualization, environments, product renderings, prototypes, cutaways, editorial illustration, illustrative type treatments and logo designs, science fiction and fantasy, retro-futurism, 3D animation and graphics for the web and iPhone apps.

Finally, Andy possesses excellent communication skills, is a dedicated team player and is looking forward to becoming a part of an energetic, innovative and challenging creative organization.

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Employment 

Andy Lackow Design, Maplewood, NJ, US, Freel-Lance 3D Artist

I have worked as a freelance 3d artist creating artwork and animation for many major advertising agencies, print publication companies, entertainment companies and private corporations on a flat fee basis per assignment.

Oct 2013 - current
 

Matt Peyton Photography, Newark, NJ, US, Photo Retouching

I retouched nearly 1,000 product shots for a client's catalog & web site for Matt Peyton Photography Studio.

Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
 

Vigo Industries, Edison, NJ, US, 3D Artist & Graphic Designer

I created 3D environments for luxury bathroom and kitchen fixtures and related products. I designed banners, posters and other marketing materials. I was also involved in revising and completion of an ongoing catalog project. This was a contracted position.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
 

Sign-A-Rama, Colonia, NJ, US, Design & Production Artist

I design signage, logos & graphics in digital sign creation software and fabricate and produce the physical signage.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Scholastic, New York, NY, US, Concept Sketch Artist

This was a freelance on and off site assignment for Scholastic. I was asked to come up with concepts for visual themes for an educational computer math game for children. I created concept sketches in pencil and in Photoshop. I rendered a 3D version of the concept chosen for presentation to an in-house focus group. The assignment was completed over the course of 3 days.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
 

Sudler & Hennessey, New York, NY, US, 3D Modeler & Animator

I modeled a scene depicting a proposed trade show booth for a prospective pharmaceutical client and created a 2 minute walk-through animation for a business pitch.

I created the 2 minute animation clip based on direction from the Digital ACD and CD and delivered it on time for an account group & client meeting on the West Coast, from start to finish within 36 hours over the course of 3 days.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
 

Bryan Christie Design, New York, NY, US, Freelance 3D Modeler

Created 3D models to be used in final rendered assignments mostly for print publications.

Nov 2007 - Apr 2008
 

Creative Realities, Fairfield, NJ, US, 3D Artist

I created 3D models of proposed multi-media installations for retail & hospitality environments for the purpose of pitching new clients. I sometimes designed the elements of the installations, such as kiosks and POS displays. Shorter: 3D designing, planning, modeling and rendering multi-media installations for new business pitches

Nov 2002 - Jan 2003
 

Liquid Pictures, New Canaan, CT, US, Senior Digital Artist

I oversaw and created all digital artwork and assets for projects that were outsourced to our studio by advertising agencies.

Highest profile project: Designed and created 15' high banners for the 2000 NBA Finals that were hung from the ceiling of Madison Square Garden. I brought in this client from my personal freelance business.

Jan 2000 - Dec 2000
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Illustration

I majored in illustration.

Sep 1971 - Jun 1973
 

Awards 

Interactive Media Council Award, Other

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT - Interactive Media Council Award, Real Estate for a website (Showcase.com) that I created the branding imagery for using 3D software to depict an architectural scene that represented this commercial real estate search engine.

2013
 

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