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Alex Buckthal

Alex Buckthal

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Employment 

Vertical Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Freelance Visualization Artist

I create marketing and design images for a specialty climbing wall contractor, Vertical Solutions, based out of Salt Lake City, UT. I work remotely, but in communication with Architect, Client, and the contractors to organize designs and desires for the image and return with completed animations and still images.

Apr 2019 - current
 

Standard Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

As a junior designer both at Standard Architects, I was in working under a single project manager in a team of two to work on all aspects of an apartment renovation in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I communicated with both clients, contractors and professional engineers to ensure MEP work, demolition, millwork and finishes were being properly handled, until delivery of the completed set of Construction Documents were delivered to the NY Department of Buildings.

Jan 2019 - Apr 2019
 

Block Renovation, New York, NY, US, Freelance Visualization Artist

At Block Renovation, I was hired to complete a set of renderings for a pre-packaged bathroom renovation system. The firm communicated what kind of finishes and fixtures would be installed in a package per price level, and I was the one creating a set of images to describe that renovation.

Jan 2019 - Mar 2019
 

BuiltIn Studio, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

As a junior designer both at BuiltIN Studio I was in charge of drafting construction documents for several small high-end interior architecture projects here in the city. I communicated with both clients, contractors and professional engineers to ensure MEP work, demolition, millwork and finishes were being properly handled. I additionally created simple visualizations to communicate design intent to clients.

Apr 2017 - Nov 2017
 

Visualhouse, New York, NY, US, Mid Artist

As a mid artist I communicated with clients to determine direction and vision of architectural visualizations. I used 3DS Max, Rhino, and Revit to model and prepare images and composed them in Adobe Photoshop. I worked on a small team of artists that learned from each other and worked on large projects together, but also had individual deadlines and responsibilities. I also helped manage IT, updating computers and software, introducing new software to the workflow and teaching workshops about the new software.

Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
 

Education 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

I was enrolled at Cal Poly for a five year professional degree in Architecture. I had five years of studio projects, as well as many electives focusing in digital fabrication and digital design tools. At Cal Poly, I studied abroad at DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark, and also under Professor Tom Di Santo in Ticino, Switzerland. I finished my thesis project under Professor Karen Lange in 2015.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
 

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