Alumni Stories

Jose Limon

Media Arts & Animation

SG Modeler, A52/Elastic TV
The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

Jose Limon

I originally came to school for 2D design and left loving 3D design. Jose J. Limon , SG Modeler, A52/Elastic TV Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation, 2011 , The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

Models Assets in 3D, Nominated Twice for EMMY Awards

Jose J. Limon is an SG modeler at A52/Elastic TV in Santa Monica, California. He models assets in 3D, including characters and props. He also adds textures, depending on the project. Each day, Jose reviews upcoming project needs, working with the project’s lead computer grapics artist to ensure that their vision comes to life. He’s proud to note that he was nominated for two EMMY Awards.

Jose is influenced by the creative director he worked with on a title project for HBO’s Westworld. “I love where I work,” he adds. “I enjoy the relaxed environment that allows me to create, the flexibility in my schedule, and the well managed work load that allows me to design and have a great work-life balance.”

Jose earned a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation from The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire in 2011. He says that his education provided the foundation needed to begin his career. “I originally came to school for 2D design and left loving 3D design—it focuses more on structure while adding details later.”

He recommends that students network and get to know people in the industry, create a strong portfolio, and make sacrifices when necessary. Jose adds that virtual reality will continue to be an important part of the industry, as well as scanning, modeling, and 3D. “New tools help us to be more efficient. Don’t just stop at what you know. The industry challenges us to stay on trends and work on the next big thing.”

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