Hey, I’m Jesse Marofke.
I’m a 3D Technical Artist living in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
I’ve been exploring the world of 3D since 2008, but really took it seriously a few years ago when I attended Red River College. There I graduated from the Digital Media Design program and the Advanced 3D CG program.
After graduation I had the pleasure of working with an amazing team of people at Tangent Animation as a Show (or Shot) Finaling Artist. We worked with a proprietary Blender pipeline on the Netflix series, Maya and the Three.
As part of the Show Finaling team, I was tasked with optimizing scenes, fine-tuning/updating animation, adjusting set dressing, and troubleshooting technical issues. This required good communication between multiple departments, and a lot of learning on the fly. Near the end of my time at Tangent, we switched over to a USD pipeline and included Maya and Houdini to our software packages. During this transition I had a lot of fun exploring the different tools, and collaborating with my coworkers through the change; often leading demonstrations and discussions about how best to use the new tools.
After Tangent Animation closed it’s doors I started teaching part-time at Red River College Polytechnic as the Motion and Animation Instructor as part of the brand-new Game Development program. While it’s been a blast teaching and learning with my students, I’m currently on the lookout for new opportunities in the 3D world.
Thanks Jesse — you always deliver that deadly combo of quality, speed, and attention to detail.
You’re my go-to web design guy.
I'm always interested in hearing of new projects, jobs, and freelance opportunities.
Winnipeg Digital Art Group
I co-organize a digital art meetup group in Winnipeg, MB. Join us for networking, presentations, and building up the community.