My name is Amador Valenzuela, I’m a Designer/Director from Chicago. Digital black book is my portfolio site.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL. Currently living in Riverside, IL
Graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art where I received a Bachelor degree in Media Arts and Animation.
I started my career at Dreamation Studios where I worked as a Multimedia Artist. 2 years later I landed a job at Somersault where I worked as a CG Artist/Designer. I spent the second half of 2008 as a full time freelance artist and worked with companies like 1st Ave Machine, Domani Studios, Digital Kitchen and Buck. In 2009 I took a full time position with Digital Kitchen as a CG Artist/Designer.
In 2010 I became the Director of CG/Animation for the Material Group.
//Whats a black book?
The graffiti definition of a BLACK BOOK is: An artist’s sketch book. Used for personal art development. Where artwork and ideas are kept and worked out. Also referred to as a “piece book” or a “writer’s bible”.
the Material Group | Chicago, IL
Director of CG/Animation
March 2010 – Present
Digital Kitchen | Chicago, IL
June 2008 – March 2010
Domani Studios | Chicago, IL
CG, Animation, Liquid Simulation
Oct 2008 – Dec 2008
1st Ave Machine | New York, NY
CG, Animation, Tracking, Compositing
Probe 3| Chicago, IL
CG, Animation, Compositing
Somersault | Chicago, IL
CG Artist/Motion Designer
Apr 2006 – June 2008
Dreamation Studios | Chicago, IL
Aug 2003 – Feb 2005