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Profile of an Autodesk Master
Autodesk recognizes exceptional people through its Masters program. They are from all walks of life—digital artists, designers, visual storytellers, and scientists. They produce work that reshapes and redefines the boundaries of technology, art, digital entertainment and visualization using Autodesk 3D software. Their spirit and imagination drives them to find new ways of doing things and to see the world through a different lens. They are inspired and inspiring.

Autodesk Masters Nominees, 2012 Honors
During the past year, people in the 3D computer graphics community have nominated the artists named below to receive an Autodesk Masters Award for their innovative work with Autodesk® Maya , 3ds Max®, Softimage®, Mudbox® and for their contribution to the 3D computer graphics industry.

Jeff Patton

Jeff is a freelance digital artist and has worked on countless projects, many of which were mechanical [more...]

Allan Iglesias

Alan Iglesias has been using 3ds Max since the DOS days (version 1.0). He's a passionate artist [more...]

John Martini

Originally from Ohio, John graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and came to LA shortly after [more...]

Justin Allbee

Justin grew up in a small town in South Dakota with big dreams. He just graduated from Moorhead State [more...]

Nico Bauerschaefer

Nico Bauerschaefer is a student at the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Lemgo, Germany and is [more...]

Sylvain Cote

Sylvain Côté is an Artistic Technical Director with Montreal-based video game developer Behaviour Interactive [more...]

Tim Naylor

Tim Naylor has over 10 years of experience in the computer graphics industry, working with everything [more...]

Maurice Ko

Mo Ko has 10+ years game development experience, he's an ambitious motivated hard worker with excellent [more...]

Josh Carey

Currently the Head of Rigging at Reel FX Creative Studios in Dallas, Texas. While I am in charge of the entire [more...]

Gael McGill

Director of Molecular Visualization at Harvard Medical School and CEO of Digizyme. While earning a PhD [more...]

Ryan Trowbridge

Ryan Trowbridge is a character TD at Naughty Dog Inc. and has been working there since 2006. His main focus [more...]

Mark Jackson

A well-established and highly experienced Technical Director, Creature Supervisor, Senior Animator [more...]

Mike Jutan

Mike Jutan is an R&D Engineer at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, California, specializing [more...]

Uri Lotan

Uri Lotan is originally from Israel, but traveled to Sarasota, Florida to earn his BFA in Computer Animation [more...]

Benjamin Bracamonte

Benjamin Bracamonte is a driven technical artist, confident leader, and thoughtful team member. He obtained [more...]

Jeremie Passerin

Jeremie graduated in CG Animation from l'ecole George Melies in 2004. He started his career as an animator [more...]

Todd Akita

He went to Punahou (Obama's high school). He did some construction work. He was a teacher at CADA [more...]


Profile of an Autodesk Junior Master
Autodesk recognizes exceptional students through its Junior Master’s program. The nominees are students who are being celebrated for pushing the technical and aesthetic boundaries of computer graphics using Autodesk 3D software. Their passion for the industry, along with their enthusiasm and imagination shows through in projects they have completed.

Autodesk Junior Masters Nominees, 2012 Honors
During the past year, the following students, named below, have been nominated to receive an Autodesk Junior Masters for the talent they have shown using Autodesk® 3D software.

Casper Thomsen

Born in southern part of Denmark in 1991 and leaving his home town at the age of 16 after getting admitted [more...]

Joel Esposito

Joel Esposito is twenty one years old and is native to Jacksonville, Florida. He currently is a full time [more...]

Matthew Lunde

Matthew Lunde is currently fulfilling his 4 month internship at the Canadian Space Agency: modeling, creating [more...]

Chris Perrella

Chris Perrella is from Niskayuna, New York and has been working in 3D environments since he was about 13 years old [more...]

Graz Ortwein

Born 17.11.1979 HTL Graz Ortwein- Mabeldesign Practitice in Architectural offices Student @TUGRAZ [more...]

Weirer Andreas Reinhard

Weirer Andreas Reinhard HTL Graz Interior Architecture Student Assistant Institute of Architecture and New Media [more...]

Casey Chretien

Casey Chretien began his creative venture in drawing and sculpting at a young age, and it has always been [more...]

Gayan Dilasalle Hettiarachchi

Hi my name is Gayan Dilasalle Hettiarachchi, I am currently following a "HND" in multimedia [more...]

Ivelina Fukarova

Ivelina is a second year Ba Landscape Architecture student at University of Greeniwch, London. She has completed [more...]

Chris Bemi

Chris Bemi is 29 years old and lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has a degree in Philosophy and currently [more...]

Richard Butkus

Richard is a 19 year old full time college student majoring in Architecture. He has been working on a part [more...]

Michelle Kwon

Michelle Kwon is a rising junior Computer Animation major at Ringling College of Art & Design, where she [more...]

Gerard Mulvany

Gerard Mulvany is a 15 years old student in year 10 at Billanook College, Victoria Australia. He is currently [more...]

Stephanie Goehringer

Born on January 14th, 1990, Stephanie Goehringer is the oldest of two children. She grew up in Concord [more...]

Raymond McCarthy Bergeron

Raymond McCarthy Bergeron is a misplaced Vermonter, currently pursuing an MFA in Animation at Rochester [more...]

Roberto Fuentes

Roberto Fuentes studied at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and later entered (currently in) The Los Angeles [more...]

Nikita Lebedev

Nikita Lebedev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1988. Since secondary school, he has wanted work on movies [more...]

Volodymyr Pavliichuk

I was on 4th of September, 1974 in Ukraine. I graduated from Pontificia Studiorum Universitas Salesiana [more...]

Normand Archambault

Normand began his artistic journey as a student of Illustration and Design at Dawson College in Montreal [more...]