Gabriel Santa Maria Martínez

Gabriel S.

Dallas, TX

About Gabriel S.

Gabriel teaches: Ages 18 to 50
Teaching since: 2011
Last sign in: Today


I am an experienced Creative Director with over ten years of work experience in various creative industries including Visual Effects (VFX) Computer Generated Imagery, Website Design (User Experience and Coding for Designers), and Advertising.
I'm currently teaching Adobe Photoshop from beginner to advanced levels. My goal as a teacher is to teach students software tools and expert techniques to unlock maximum artistic potential, and use what they have learned in various industries.
B.A. Degree in Arts and Technology from University of Texas at Dallas. Specialization in Visual Effects.

Photos and Videos

Matte Painting, Sketch before Photomanipulation


Freelance Creative Director

Jan 2015 - Present

Focus on improving business exposure through creative direction, visual media, marketing campaigns, and general creative development.

Interactive Developer and Animation

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
MotionWorks Entertainment

Bringing stories to life.
-Animation with After Effects.
-Interactive Development with Edge Animate.

Helped brainstorm on interactive development to create motion novels for mobile devices. As sell as, element animation done in After Effects.

Creative Director

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
"Sleeping Lessons" - Nonprofit Short Animated Film

Provide creative guidance to Academy of Interactive Entertainment students participating in the development of a short animated film.

Production Artist

Aug 2009 - Jun 2013

-Emphasis on turnkey production development for commercial and film using 2-D, and 3-D CG software from conceptualization to VFX composition.


B.A. Arts and Technology

Jul 2009 - May 2013
University of Texas at Dallas

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Responsive Web Design

Aug 2014
Aquent Gymnasium

practices for building responsive websites that adapt to different devices and user behaviors.

Coding for Designers

Aug 2014
Aquent Gymnasium

HTML and CSS coding for visual designers.


2nd Place

Oct 2008
Tame Racing
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