Jamie Nakamoto

Concept Artist / 3D Modeler

Austin, TX

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Concept Artist / 3D Modeler

Freelance/Self employed – Austin, TX January 2010 to Present

• Collaborated on projects as 3D character modeler
• Created concept art ranging broadly in styles from realistic to highly stylized character, environment, and prop concepts.
• Mentored less senior team members in hand painted textures along with other digital and 3D projects
• Designed cohesive fictional worlds and characters thru the use of thumbnails, sketches, breakdowns, reference sheets, paintings, and other digital imagery

2D Animator

Freelance/Connected Hearts ​- ​Austin, TX April 2019 to July 2019

• Established style and tone of animation along with using both digital and traditional mediums such as Photoshop, After Effects and Watercolor to fulfill the clients vision of an organic painterly composition.

STUDENT INTERNSHIP, Assistant Media Shop Coordinator

WORKSHOP HOUSTON – Houston, TX January 2018 to December 2018

• Created 27 samples, layouts and designs in 2018
• Interpreted drawings, sketches and work orders.
• Performed duties effectively and without supervision.

Lead Director

FORTUITIES WARMTH” TEAM “MONDAY MOURNERS – Austin, TX June 2017 to October 2017

• Oversaw storyboards, concept art and modifications to assets and character models.
• Cultivated and maintained positive working environment with team and outside freelance personnel.

• Determined performance goals for every department and provided feedback on methods for reaching those milestones.

Culinary Chef/Sculptor

The U.S. Army Culinary Arts team – Fort Hood, TX September 2010 to March 2015

• Cake decorator and ice carver for military events (Army Balls, award ceremonies).

• Mentored classes up to 15 -20 students from Fort Hood Culinary Team on fruit and chocolate carving, cake decorating and knife skills.
• Competed in culinary competitions in Texas, Virginia, Las Vegas.


Bachelor’s in Media Arts and Animation

Art Institute of Austin – Austin, TX

February 2016 to December 2018

High school

Roosevelt High School – Honolulu, HI


Motion design (2 years), 3D Studio Max (3 years), Concept Art (5 years), Storyboarding (3 years), 2D & 3D animation (3 years), After Effects (3 years), ZBrush (3 years) , Maya (4 years)


Military Service

Branch: United States Army

Rank: E4


“Best Exhibition in show”

May 2014

39th Annual Military Culinary Competitive Training Event, Virginia, Sponsored by (ACF) American Culinary Federation

“First of Five”

March 2013

to represent U.S. Army, President’s Grand Ball, Las Vegas as head Pastry Chef, holder of title (USACAT) U.S. National Military Culinary Team USA, sanctioned by the ACF. Sponsored by American Culinary Federation National Convention



Awarded recognition for outstanding contributions of Fort Hood, Texas Family Advocacy Program, against Domestic Violence, sponsored by U.S. Army MWR

Dean’s List

• Spring 2015 • Summer 2015 • Fall 2015
• Winter 2016 • Summer 2016 • Fall 2016
• Summer 2017 • Fall 2017
• Spring 2018 • Summer 2018 • Winter 2018

President’s List

• Spring 2015 • Summer 2015 • Fall 2015
• Winter 2016 • Summer 2016 • Fall 2016
• Summer 2017 • Spring 2018 • Summer 2018 • Winter 2018

Additional Information

Professional References available upon request.

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