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RND DEMO REEL 2018

A quick look at some of the tools I’ve worked on. I have a few more nodes I need to demo as well.


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Hello, I’m John-Mark and here’s Noël, my favorite distraction.

I was born and raised in Belgium and am a fluent English and French speaker. At a young age I watched the making of Shrek, and it sparked my interest in rigging and technical art. I did not realize at the time that it was a profession that ordinary people could have. However my passion for Digital Arts was discovered while attending High School in Germany where I also met my beautiful wife, Corrie. I then decided to pursue the integration of the technical and aesthetic aspects of Digital Art. I have earned two bachelors degrees in Graphic Design and Digital Illustration. More recently I received my diploma in VFX and animation from the Vancouver Film School. My enthusiasm and determination allowed me to win numerous awards including a National Student Addy Award.

I have worked as a Lead Designer alongside Sony, Lionsgate, Walmart and a number of other Fortune 500 companies, in developing retail artwork. I am now working in Vancouver as a Creature TD. If you want to know more, feel free to shoot me an email. Thanks for passing by, Cheers!

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PEACE & QUIET

Mir is an alien diamond miner who just wants to live in peace. His workplace is too loud and stressful so he decides to take his chances and embark on a a quest to find peace and quiet. This is the final project of my year at the Vancouver Film School.



MATHNODE.py Plugin

Here’s a demo of my MathNode plugin. The node gives the user ten input attributes that can then be used in an equation. The node makes use of the python math module, so the user can use any of the predefined python math functions or variables.
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DINO BABY

The illustration was originally going to be of a monster tearing up a city. I began the model in ZBrush then decided scary things are overrated, so I twisted the idea to make it humorous. I rendered all the passes in ZBrush then combined them in Photoshop. This illustration was featured in the August 2011 issue of 3DCreative Magazine.

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Mercedes-Benz 540K

I modeled this Mercedes-Benz 540K using some good blueprints for it online. I worked in Maya and rendered all the passes using Mental Ray. This was a fun project that allowed me to experiment with the default mia_material_x shader as well as 32-bit OpenEXR files and with using a linear workflow. Digital-Tutors helped a lot when I was stumped. I also used sIBL GUI4 which is a great program that allows you to quickly switch between different environments.

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GREAT FALLS BALLOON FESTIVAL

This was an assignment from my time at JBU. For this assignment, I had to make a series of advertisements for any event. After some searching, I found the Great Falls Balloon Festival. The event really inspired me and the existing  advertisement weren’t as fun and colorful as I would have liked.  I started to picture lots of multicolored balloons in various sizes floating across the sky, and found myself sketching out ideas and researching the event. The project was completed in Illustrator.


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DISPLAYS

While working at New Creature I designed a number of displays and marketing solutions for many Fortune 500 companies. Including Sony, Bayer, Disney, Lionsgate,  and many more.

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SHINDELAR WEDDING INVITATIONS

This couple contacted me wanting a travel themed wedding invitation. I used maps and stamps to achieve the international look, while I softened the appearance with whites, grays and pink.


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MOANDA COFFEE HOUSE

The goal for this project was to invent a competitor for Starbucks. I fabricated a story about a small village in the Congo named Moanda, I then created the brand identity based on that story. The project also involved creating dry and wet packaging for the company. I used Photoshop and Illustrator for the design work, and Maya for rendering.

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