Eric Carlsen
Maynard, MA
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Eric Carlsen

Eric C.

Maynard, MA
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Want to learn how to create stunning designs, edited photos, 2D and 3D animations, visual effects, or other forms of computer graphics? Whether you're an absolute beginner or seasoned professional, I've got the experience and diverse skillset to help you succeed.

I am a 2D/3D animator & designer who has been creating computer graphics professionally for over a decade, and work full time as a Lead Animator where I use Photoshop on a regular basis. My work includes animation and motion graphics, photo editing and extraction, graphic design, 3D modeling and rendering, compositing, visual effects, and film/audio editing.

My work can be seen in museums across North America including the National World War II Museum, the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, and the Canadian History Hall in Quebec. I have also created animation for documentaries such as the Emmy-nominated "Birth of a Movement" and "Give Me the Banjo," narrated by Steve Martin.

I am passionate about teaching and love helping folks with their computer graphics endeavors, regardless of age or experience level. As a teacher I am patient, articulate, encouraging, and committed to helping students reach their goals.

I am experienced with many digital tools including After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, V-Ray, InDesign, and Premiere. I also have some experience in Blender, a free 3D creation suite.

About Eric C.

Greetings! I am a 2D and 3D Lead Animator & Designer who has been creating computer graphics professionally at a Boston production company for nearly a decade. My regular work includes animation and motion graphics, 3D modeling and rendering, compositing, visual effects, graphic design, and film/audio editing.

I am passionate about teaching and love helping folks with their computer graphics endeavors, regardless of age or experience level. As a teacher I am patient, articulate, encouraging, and committed to helping students reach their goals.

I am experienced with many digital tools including After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, and V-Ray.

My work can be seen in museums across North America including the National World War II Museum, the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, and the Canadian History Hall in Quebec. I have also created animation for documentaries such as the Emmy-nominated "Birth of a Movement" and "Give Me the Banjo," narrated by Steve Martin.

I think computer graphics is a fantastic area to get into. It is the core foundation of many modern career paths, and a great supplement to many more. It's also a ton of fun, and enables you to tell any sort of visual story you can imagine, given the proper tools. If you're interested in growing your computer graphics capabilities, whether you're an industry veteran or absolute beginner, I would love to share my experience and help you on your journey.

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Scott P.
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Eric has experience with map animation that gives him insight into how to help me with my particular project and the specific help with animation that I need.

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Rachael O.
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My son is dyslexic and Eric is so patient with him. He's learning things I never thought would be possible and enjoying everything about his time with Eric! As a parent, working with Eric is very easy. He cares about his students and really wants them to enjoy their time with him. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a teacher/ tutor!

Posted Nov 4, 2019
JeM
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Eric was helpful. I had a quick intro in to what I needed to know for my project and what tools would be most useful.

It would have been ideal, if I had known ahead of time that he was not well-versed on all features of Adobe Creative Cloud, but at least I know what is possible with his expertise.

Otherwise Eric conveyed a professional competence and was easy to talk to.

Posted Sep 1, 2019

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Experience

Computer Graphics Tutor
Jul 2016 - Present

Various

Individual and group tutoring for a wide range of ages and skill levels.

Lead Animator
Jun 2010 - Present

Northern Light Productions

Production of motion graphics, 2D/3D animation, graphic design, visual effects, video editing, and sound design. Direction and support for contracted multidisciplinary artists. Planning and production cost estimates for animation and graphics components, creative write-ups for proposals, and consulting with clients and production teams on technical considerations.

Freelance Animator & Designer
Sep 2006 - Present

Self

Production of 2D/3D animation and design.

Creator, Producer & Host
Jan 2016 - Aug 2017

CG Chatter Podcast

Produced 33 podcast episodes and other content focused on the art, business, and lifestyle of creating computer graphics. Episodes featured long-form interviews with fellow CG Artists.

3D Consultant & Instructor
Jul 2013 - Nov 2016

Wayland Free Public Library

Developed 3D curriculum including video and printed tutorials. Regularly taught group workshops covering 3D modeling in Blender and 3D printing.

New Media Specialist/Webmaster
Sep 2007 - May 2009

Foster Center for Student Innovation

Produced print and digital promotional materials and maintained the Center’s website.

Peer Tutor
Jan 2008 - Apr 2009

UMaine Writing Center

Conducted regular one-on-one meetings with fellow students to help them discuss and improve their writing through collaborative learning.

Media Designer & Community Groups Coordinator
May 2006 - Jul 2008

Maine International Film Festival

Designed posters, brochures and web page for “Fireflies” children’s film initiative. Contacted and coordinated community groups statewide.

Production Assistant
Sep 2005 - May 2007

UMaine University Relations

Edited and produced documentary videos for UMaine events.

Education

3D Animation Certificate
Sep 2009 - May 2010

Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts

BA in New Media, Minor in English (Creative Writing)
Sep 2005 - May 2009

University of Maine

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

3D Animation
May 2010

Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts

Awards

Brandom Hom Award
May 2010

Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts

Outstanding Achievement Award in Arts & Communication Media
May 2009

University of Maine

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