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Emily Sakai

3d Artist/Animator and Motion Graphics Artist

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAnimator - Motion Graphics Designer - Visualiser


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About me

LINKEDIN: Well-rounded, generalist and versatile profile: * Specialisation in 3d computer animation and 9 years of work experience in visual effects, film, broadcast, interactive media, corporate presentations, short animated films, architectural visualisations and pre-visualisations. * Diploma in digital design and 4 years of work experience in motion graphics design, editing, advertising and graphics design. Software Knowledge: 3d Max, Maya, CAT, HumanIK, Character Studio, Nuke, Mental Ray, V-Ray, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Backburner, Deadline. Basic knowledge in Premiere, PF Track, Z-Brush, Motion Builder, Sculptris. Win/Linux/Mac.


  • Compositing
  • 2D and 3D Animator
  • Storyboarding
  • 3D Modelling and Texturing
  • 3D Lighting Rendering
  • Drawing Sketching
  • Rigging and Animation

Work history


Motion Graphics Artist

MIP Agency

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Corporate Animation using After Effects


Previz Animator & Rigger

Polar Media

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
  • BP corporate video


3D Generalist & Motion Graphics Artist

Studio Private

May 2014 - Apr 2015
  • Fashion print advertising and corporate media. Modelling, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering.


3D Character Animator & Motion Graphics Designe

PA Consulting

Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
  • Corporate videos at PA Consulting, Digital Media Department


3D Generalist & After Effects Animator

Component Graphics

Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
  • Broadcast ITV and CBBC programmes. Character rigging, animation, dynamic simulations, lighting and compositing.


Motion Graphics Designer


Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • RBS corporate presentation


3D Generalist & Lead Artist

Happy Finish

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
  • TV commercial and product visualisation for website. I coordinated a group of artists and also provided the Previs, hard surface modelling, lighting, surfacing, rendering and compositing.


3D Generalist & After Effects Animator

Square Zero

May 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Yota Russian telecom in Musion hologram. Modelling, surfacing, rendering, compositing and animation.


VFX Artist

Absolute Post

Nov 2010 - Mar 2012
  • Previs, mel scripting, tracking, modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, lighting, particle simulation, rendering and compositing. TV commercials, film and previz.


3D Generalist, Lead Rigger and Animator

Taylor James

Jul 2007 - Sep 2010
  • Instructing the team for best rigging and animation procedures, modelling, texturing, pre-viz, surfacing, lighting, rendering, compositing and rotoscoping. TV commercials, print advertising and interactive media.


3D Character Animator

Team Macarie

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007
  • Architectural visualisation: keyframe animation + mocap editing.


3D Generalist

Glowfrog Studios

Nov 2006 - May 2007
  • Modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, surfacing, lighting, rendering, matte painting and camera mapping. Architectural visualisations, interactive media and short animated film.


3D Generalist

TSI Animation

Dec 2005 - Jul 2006
  • Previs, modelling, rigging and animation. Corporate videos, TV commercials, architectural vis and interactive media.


Motion Graphics Designer, 3D Generalist and Storyboard Artist

Laruccia Animation

Apr 2003 - Jul 2004
  • Modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, rotoscoping, previs. TV commercials, broadcasting, corporate videos and short animated films.


Project Coordinator & Interactive Designer

Videografik Mídia Digital

Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
  • Multimedia, Power Point presentations and corporate videos.


Motion Graphics Designer, Editor and Assistant to Director


Feb 1997 - Feb 2000
  • Corporate videos (marketing, training, sales) and TV Commercials.



Fine Arts

The Bournemouth and Poole College

Jun 2004 - Jun 2005


    MA Computer Animation

    Bournemouth University

    Sep 2001 - Jun 2002


      Digital Design

      Kobe University, Japan

      Mar 1997 - Feb 1998