John Shulters

John Shulters

Placerville, CA, US



John Shulters owns and operates a freelance design visualization firm, Ascension Studios, specializing in architecture and product design and dedicated to providing value and impact to 3D design by not simply creating imagery but by using the latest skills and technology to tell compelling visual stories.



Ascension Studios, Placerville, CA, US, President

• Managed all aspects of 3D content creation and animation production, from initial storyboarding & concept layout, to rigid & environment modeling, lighting & materials, and final rendering, compositing, and effects.
• Developed real-time interactive environments with game engines & created physical 3D models.
• Designed branding solutions with 2D graphics, presentations, web design, video production, & photography.

Apr 2003 - current

AECOM (DMJM H&N), Orange, CA, US, 3D Visualization Specialist

• Solely responsible for creation of 3D models, texturing, lighting, animation, & rendering.
• Created 2D design including marketing materials, Flash presentations, web design, & video.
• Assisted in CAD drafting & standards, and managed scanning & reproduction department.

Apr 2001 - May 2004

Bill Viola Studios, Long Beach, CA, US, Production Assistant

• Managed studio, including organization & maintenance of computers, artwork, and equipment.
• Assisted in video production, including lighting, camera operation, video assist, & digital editing.

Oct 2000 - Dec 2000


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts, sculpture emphasis
Graduated summa cum laude

Aug 1995 - May 2000

Areas of Specialization