John Shulters

John Shulters

Placerville, CA, US



John Shulters is the founder of Ascension Studios, a multi-faceted creative production group providing visual solutions to the architecture & design industries. John is an Autodesk Certified Professional and a beta tester for Autodesk products and countless industry-related tools.
John stays ahead of the technological curve by adopting the latest software & hardware to solve design problems and provide clients with high fidelity and clarity of content, while maintaining a close, personal, and friendly relationship in a team environment. He adds value to 3D design by not simply creating images but by telling compelling 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