SITE INTENDED TO BE AND BEST VIEWED ON IPAD OR TABLET
[ BRENT J. ZORICH ]    MA - BSID - CONT. STUDIES ENG.     •     WORLDWIDE PUBLISHED TECH & FASHION ENTREPRENEUR      •     PLAYSTATION AND XBOX DEVELOPER
[ RESUME ] [ INTRO ] [ DEMO REEL ] [ PORTFOLIO ] [ SIGNATURE WORK ] [ 1ST VENTURE:  AUTO-MODULAR-RIGGER ]
[ R & D ] [ 2ND VENTURE: FASHION ]
[ FINANCIAL GROWTH STRATEGY ] [ CV ] [ CONTACT ME ]
1ST ENTRPRENEURIAL VENTURE    • • •    A TECH LLC UNDER ACQUISITION REVIEW FIVE TIMES WITH THREE FORTUNE 500'S FOR 20 MILLION DOLLARS, OUTPENETRATING FACEBOOK LLC IN UNIVERSITY USE PRE 'ANGEL INVESTMENT.'
2ND ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE    • • •    A TECH FASHION LLC APPROACHED BY INTERNATIONAL PR FIRMS ABOUT LAUNCHING IN 'GQ' AND 'VOGUE' MAGAZINES THAT WAS FEATURED IN 'THE WALL STREET JOURNAL'S MARKET WATCH.'
MAJOR ACCOLADES    • • •    NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 100 PEOPLE IN TECHNOLOGY WORLDWIDE BY 'THE INTERCON CONFERENCE' SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK LLC AND AMAZON LLC. MY TECH FEATURED ON WORLDWIDE MAGAZINE COVER.
PREVIOUS WORK    • • •    BEST PRACTICES REVIEW COMMITTEE OF LUCASFILM. DESIGNED THE RIGGING SYSTEM ON EA SPORTS TOP TITLE: MADDEN NFL. FORMER ARCH DESIGNER AT THE #1 RANKED DESIGN FIRM WORLDWIDE: GENSLER.
INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR    • • •    DESIGNED MULTIPLE SELF STANDING ‘CASH COWS’ GENERATING PASSIVE INCOME WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE THAT ARE ALL EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND MAINTAINED THROUGH MOBILE ONLINE MONITORING.
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AS "CHIEF VISUAL OFFICER" AT YOUR MAJOR COMPUTER GRAPHICS STUDIO

RANGE FOR A POSITION LIKE THIS AT A MAJOR FIRM CAN REACH UP TO 600K TO 800K BASE, WITH 1 TO 2 MILLION BONUS, AND 3 TO 7 MILLION IN STOCK

 
(D) ENTREPRENEUR AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACT PORTION OF CV
 
 
 
 
6(D)
 
INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR
BROKERAGES EARNING ON NEW YORK TIME AS WELL AS SINGAPORE TIME (24 HOURS A DAY/ 5 DAYS A WEEK)
TO SHOW COMPUTER GRAPHICS EXECUTIVES I HAVE THE MINDSET TO GENERATE REVENUE

   PERSONAL FINANCIAL DESIGN: SETTING

 
UP "CASH COWS"

INVESTOR

2022-Current 
         
  The Ten "Cash Cows": Monetized entities in both computer graphics and finance that generate revenue with little or no maintenance.      
         
2 MONETIZED WEBSITES SELLING CLOTHING   [ WWW.SKETCHESOFBRENTZORICH.COM ]   
         
      [ WWW.BRENTZORICH.COM/BZFASHION.HTML ]  
         
3 SIX DIGIT DIVERSIFIED BROKERAGES   (Merrill Lynch)  
         
AGGRESSIVE SIX DIGIT INVESTED IRA   (Charles Schwab)  
         
AGGRESSIVE STOCK FUND   (Merrill Lynch)  
         
BZP PRO CITY BUILDER TOOL   [ LINK TO PURCHASE CITY BUILDER TECHNOLOGY ]  
         
'STASH' INDEPENDENT STOCK INVESTMENTS   (HEWLETT-PACKARD,   LOCKHEED MARTIN,   VERIZON,   MICROSOFT,  SONY,   APPLE,   GOOGLE,   ELECTRONIC ARTS,   AMAZON,  DISNEY,  NIKE,   ACTIVISION BLIZZARD  , TYRA BIOSCIENCES (RECENT IPO),   CLEARWATER ANALYTICS HOLDINGS (RECENT IPO),   NOVO NORDISK (RECENT IPO),   EMERSON)  
         
'FUNDRISE' REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS   already achieved 1% return on investment (ROI) only after one month  
         

 

Potential with my investment team to bring back six digit annual returns of passive income based on interest of investments alone.
   
Potential with my investment team to gain over 14% on interest returns on the Merrill brokerages via additive cumulative total, just on first year.
   
On the Merrill Six Digit Diversified Brokerages alone, on certain days, over $1500.00 is generated in interest in just one day of passive income, $2500.00 if you include the Schwab account.
   
Through a Merrill Lynch fund, have set up stock purchases on The Singapore Stock Exchange. The logic behind this would be that I would have money earning interest on both New York Time as well as Singapore Time: 24 hours around the clock constantly earning interest and money. Like Warren Buffett says, "If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you wll work until you die."

 

 
 
 
 
5(D)
 
SECOND ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE
INTERNATIONAL PR FIRMS WANTING TO MARKET TO 'GQ' & 'VOGUE' MAGAZINES
MADE SUCH ENTREPRENEURIAL STRIDES THAT MICHAEL JACKSON'S PR CONTACTED ABOUT REPRESENTING
   "SKETCHES OF BRENT ZORICH"

   (A CASUAL CLOTHING LINE)
FOUNDER 2021-Current  
       
  PROJECTS:    
       
ADOBE ILLUSTRATED T-SHIRT LINE   (using drawings from the ipad)
       
ADOBE ILLUSTRATED HOODIE LINE   (using drawings from the ipad)
       
ADOBE ILLUSTRATED PRINT LINE   (using drawings from the ipad)
       

 

  As an entrepreneur:
   
Launched casual apparel using my Adobe CGI illustrations as prints in online venues.
   
Due to self promotion, attracted a PR firm from Chicago that launched an advertising campaign to over 100 media outlets nationally- being featured in The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch.
   
I have been approached by international marketing and PR firms about getting the clothing brand to be featured in "GQ" and "Vogue" magazine.
   
I have been contacted by clothing manufacturers abroad that want to work with the product line in providing clothing material for my "art prints" to be inked on. One major manufacturer in particular in China that provides material for Ralph Lauren has authorization, regulation passing, and distribution ties to Wal-Mart.
   
Due to the quality of the concept sketches that are imprinted on the products, I have been approached by advertising and marketing agencies that work with Global Fortune 500 brands such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, that are confident that this particular venture can earn $500,000 per month.

 

 
 
 
 
4(D)
 

   REPUBLICAN TASK FORCE

VOLUNTEER 2020  
 
 
 
 
3(D)
 
   CONTINUING STUDIES IN LINEAR ALGEBRA STANFORD UNIVERSITY 2020  
 
 
 
 
2(D)
 
   ADOBE, INC.
PHOTOSHOP IOS AND OS PRERELEASE TEAM
  (INDEPENDENT CONTRACT)
2019-Current  
       
  PROJECTS:    
       
PHOTOSHOP QA FOR APPLE’S IPAD PRO 2   (selected due to expertise in the area and reputation)
       
 
 
 
 
1(D)
 
FIRST ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE
FIVE ACQUISITION REVIEWS WITH THREE FORTUNE 500'S FOR 20 MILLION DOLLARS
OUTPENETRATED 'FACEBOOK LLC' VIA PRE ANGEL INVESTMENT IN PRODUCT UNIVERSITY IMPLEMENTATION
   BZP PRO LLC (AUTODESK AUTH DEV)
• CO-FOUNDER
 
• CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
 
• PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL ARTIST
2011-Current  
         
  PROJECTS:      
         
WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION RIGGING PROTOTYPING ON "T.O.T.S."   (incorporating motion capture HIK to Disney Feature Rigs for “proof of concept”)  
         
WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION RIGGING PROTOTYPING ON "VAMPIRINA"   (incorporating motion capture HIK to Disney Feature Rigs for “proof of concept”)  
         
RIGR RIGGING PIPELINE SOFTWARE   (workflow author from Art=> Skeleton=> Skinning=> ILM Level Control Rig/ Mocap=> In Game Optimized)  
         
SMART SKINNER BIPED/ QUADRUPED SOFTWARE   (author of Autodesk software that automates 110 hours of character technical construction into 30 minutes) [ CAPTURE ]
         
SONY ASYMMETRICAL RIGGING PROTOTYPING   (Smart Skinner Biped used on character of David Bautista from “Guardians of the Galaxy VOL 2” for proof of concept)  
         
SONY SYMMETRICAL RIGGING PROTOTYPING   (Via our sister company, Vitruvian Entertainment: 240 hours of ILM level rigging completed in 70 minutes)  
         
SMART SKINNER MODULAR RIGGING TECHNOLOGY DESIGN   (author of Autodesk software that automates modular technology for tails, wings, tentacles, toes)

[ MEL ]

[ CAPTURE ]

         
VOXX STUDIOS   (NDA rigging for TV show pitch)  
         
DRA (DESIGN REPLACES ART) SOFTWARE   (In development: technology to assist concept artists) [ CAPTURE ]
         
"CITY OF THE SHROUD"   (Rigging cleanup for Abyssal Arts)  
         
"BLENDSHAPE MIRROR TOOL"   (Mirrors symmetrical blendshapes instantly) [ MEL ]
         

 

  As an entrepreneur:
   
1. Cofounded a LLC with Harvard and Yale alum that is engaged to Rev1 Ventures.
   
2. Held booths at the two biggest conferences in entertainment: Siggraph and GDC.
   
3. Singlehandedly engineered a rigging technology software product that consolidates 80 hours of rigging work into 15 minutes at the level of Industrial Light & Magic (previous employer).
   
4. After presenting the technology to a publisher of a worldwide magazine, the rigging technology was included in the worldwide magazine’s accompanying dvd disc.
   
5. Due to innovation, made the cover of a worldwide magazine which showcased the product due to software’s “functionality” and “ease of use.”
   
6. Received public recommendations for the product from several key people in the computer graphics industry including the Siggraph Conference Chairperson.
   
7. Co-designed a “freemium” model marketing strategy out penetrating FACEBOOK LLC pre angel investment where 250 universities on six continents received product accompanied by guest lecturing.
   
8. Have had three Fortune 500 companies (one of the firms being worth 120 billion) submit non disclosures in regards to acquisition of the LLC that were brokered by a former Harvard banking alum of Goldman Sachs. Discussions were held with a fourth international Chinese company by the Goldman Sachs broker as well in regards to acquisition.
   
9. Due to the disruptive nature of the technology I authored, advised by one of the affiliates of one of the founders of Industrial Light & Magic to not sell in an acquisition below 20 million dollars. This particular person was the affiliate of the AT-AT/ Imperial Walker Supervisor on the Battle of Hoth in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
   
10. Interview, screen, and negotiate for BZP equity, including the firm of Kevin O'Leary (ABC's Shark Tank): raised investment money for BZP from alum of Harvard and Yale.

   
11. This LLC was initially designed to be an online monetized standalone cash cow with little maintenance enabling the partners to work on other projects. This cash cow was to sell Autodesk Maya plug-ins online with the difficult task of making money with an addressable market of only 100,000 Autodesk licenses worldwide that could use our technology. Very small. In a situation like this, although we sold in the tens of thousands in plug-in sales, we had a choice, either raise capital to make the plug-in a stand-alone software with a larger addressable market, or try to get the plug-in source code acquired by a major technology firm. We decided to try to get the source code acquired and were under review five times for a multi million dollar amount, with five NDAS unable to discuss the negotiations.
   
12. Due to size and stature in the video game industry, my portfolio is brought up as a topic of discussion in Universities for video game majors.
   
NOTE: MY LLC HAS BEEN UNDER ACQUISITION REVIEW FIVE TIMES WITH THREE SEPARATE FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES DUE TO TECHNOLOGY I WROTE ENTIRELY MYSELF.

 

 
 
 
 
(C) VIDEO GAME DEVELOPER PORTION OF CV
 
 
 
 
8(C)
 
   MASTERS DEGREE ACCAD AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 01-04, 10-11  

 

  ACCAD Description:
   
  The Ohio State ACCAD program, where computer graphics were invented in the 1960s by Professor Emeritus Charles Csuri, is where Brent went to complete a masters in computer graphics/ technical direction. Note: key alum of this program had made the liquid alloy T-1000 in “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; the velociraptors in the original 1993 “Jurassic Park” directed by Steven Spielberg; the founder of FOX Blue Sky Studios who created “Ice Age”, “Horton Hears a Who”, and “The Peanuts Movie”; and the Chief Technology Officer of PIXAR Animation Studios. Of the 50,000 plus students at The Ohio State University, only approximately ten to fifteen students had security access to this ACCAD graduate program building. Graduate admittance into this program is determined by portfolio, and professional and academic achievement.

 

 
 
 
 
7(C)
 
   LUCASFILM, LTD.
 
   • LUCASFILM ANIM SINGAPORE   [ OFFER LTR ]
 
   • LUCASARTS     [ BUSINESS CARD ]
 
   • INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC    (HR BENEFITS)

SENIOR TECHNICAL ARTIST  
   
• CORPORATE EXECUTIVE TRAINEE  
   
BI-MONTHLY BEST PRACTICES COMMITTEE   [ NOTES ]
2008-2009  
         
  PROJECTS:      
         
“STAR WARS THE FORCE UNLEASHED
ULTIMATE SITH EDITION”
  (lead character technical construction and submitted concept artwork) [ CAPTURE ]
         
“INDIANA JONES AND THE STAFF OF KINGS”   (character technical construction and character deformation R & D)- A Steven Spielberg Project  
         
“STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: SEASON TWO”   (color correction & compositing on two episodes- shots include Cad Bane and Obi-Wan Kenobi)- shown at annual firm wide meeting  
         
“TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN”   (shot approval in dailies at weekly Industrial Light & Magic Creature R & D meetings- shots include Optimus Prime and Devastator)  
         
“STAR WARS THE FORCE UNLEASHED II”   (initial kickoffs, shared assets, file management, character technical construction research and development)  
         
“HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE”   (shot prep for monthlies approved by the head of ILM Singapore- Shots include Harry Potter and Professor Dumbledore- music accompanying piece is "Eulogy" by TOOL)  
         

 

Key Achievement: Due to being one of the top people in the top company in computer animation/ graphics/ and video games, promoted, salary increased, and relocated from Singapore to San Francisco after only five months.
   
Invited by The Director of Animation Technology, former CTO of Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital, to be on the Steering Committee setting “Best Practices” for LucasArts, Lucasfilm Animation, and ILM.
   
Invited to the prestigious Skywalker Ranch on numerous occasions to obtain extensive research that was incorporated into characters Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt.
   
Converged the Emmy Award winning film Ahsoka Tano with ILM’s Oscar Nominated Jango Fett into an optimised character working in the Unreal Engine that was approved directly by Mr. George Lucas in Singapore.
   
Referred to by the project manager on the film game convergence crew in Singapore, who was a ten year Sony veteran and had worked in games since the 1980's, as the "top rigger" in the industry.
   
Due to the astonishment on the Singapore floor of the technical team after I technically constructed one of my convergence rigs, I began to be referred to on the floor as “God.”
   
Character exploration, documentation, and benchmarking, of Star Wars IP rigging assets such as General Grievous, The Emperor, Ahsoka Tano, Kit Fisto, Lord Vader, and Anakin Skywalker, in Singapore.
   
Quality assurance, animation cycle testing, exploration, and technical documentation on standard ILM biped, quadruped, and winged characters in Singapore.
   
Invited into highly coveted Creature Research and Development meetings at Industrial Light & Magic after demonstrating technical ability to ILM Department Supervisor.
   
Admitted into Lucasfilm Executive training via Engaged Leadership LLC after proving strong leadership qualities for the team. I went through executive training before my own manager did.
   
The President of LucasArts positively reviewed my executive proposal entitled Offensive Attack Strategy about attacking Lucasfilm opposition and passed it on to the Board of Directors.
   
Executive Recruiting: After the firm wide viewing of Quantum of Solace, the Vice President of LucasArts had me accompany him to lunch in Sausalito to assist with recruiting corporate staff of Electronic Arts (Fifa) for Lucasfilm.
   
One of the characters completed with under my lead technical direction, Ultimate Evil, was chosen as the cover of Star Wars The Force Unleashed, a very prestigious honor.
   
Documented and extracted key assets of ILM’s rigging software, Block Party 1, to do quality assurance against Autodesk Maya for multi divisional usage.
   
After reviewing the latest build of the XBOX 360 and PS3 version of "Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings", was influential in the cancellation due to my thoughts that the fun factor on the whip mechanics would not match "God of War."

 

 
 
 
 
6(C)
 
   ELECTRONIC ARTS    [ CARD ]
ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL ARTIST
 
• LEAD RIGGER ON CENTRAL FOOTBALL
2005, 07-08  
         
  PROJECTS:      
         
“MADDEN NFL 08”   (shoulder pad research and development. football player skinning)  
         
“NCAA FOOTBALL 08”   (shoulder pad research and development. football player skinning)  
         
“EA SPORTS MMA”   (prototype rig development)  
         
"TIGER WOODS PGA 09”   (prototype rig development)  
         
“NFL TOUR”   (in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title- key standards: Terrell Owens, Brian Urlacher, Drew Brees)  
         
“NFL HEAD COACH 09”   (in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title)  
         
“MADDEN NFL 09”   (in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title) [ CAPTURE ]
         
“NCAA FOOTBALL 09”   (in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title)  
         
“SUPERMAN RETURNS”   (character technical construction of dragon villain character, citizen modeling, and modeling of Lex Luthor’s wardrobe)  
         
“FIFA 09”   (global rigging guidance between EA Orlando and EAC Vancouver’s Bodyshop) - rig swapping  
         
“NHL 09”   (global rigging guidance between EA Orlando and EAC Vancouver’s Bodyshop) - rig swapping  
         
“FACEBREAKER”   (global rigging guidance between EA Orlando, EA London, and EAC Vancouver’s Bodyshop) - rig swapping  
         
“NBA LIVE 09”   (global rigging guidance between EA Orlando and EAC Vancouver’s Bodyshop) - rig swapping  
         
“HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX”   (global rigging guidance between EA Orlando and EA London) - rig swapping  
         

 

Key Achievement: Salary increased after only three months with Linkedin endorsements from both my manager (The Dev Director of Central Render) and the Main Producer of MADDEN NFL.
   
After proving technical abilities, invited into monthly global meetings assisting on rigging with EA SPORTS’ “Global Rigging Bodyshop” (FIFA, NHL, Fight Night, included).
   
Pitch to heads of Central Football about EA SPORTS working with NIKE to collaborate on biomechanics and motion capture after requested how to improve the team.
   
Redesigned the football rigging system based on anatomical proportions as opposed to cartoony exaggeration that used the studio custom quaternion node and was implemented on all football titles going forward.
   
10,000 animations (entire football animation library) retargeted to my rigging setup’s redesign on EA SPORTS top grossing multi billion dollar annual title: MADDEN NFL (Central Football).
   
Due to the art directors on Central Football being concerned that I was going to leave the studio after only two months due to my frustrations with the EA Orlando lack of talent of technical knowledge, they took me to lunch and sold me on staying for an additional year; claiming me to be one of the top talents in all of EA.

   
Partially due to my redesigned rigging system, MADDEN NFL XX (MADDEN NFL 09) received the highest reviewed score (9.1) of any MADDEN NFL over the last 20 years on IGN: since MADDEN NFL 04.
   
Due to the outstanding job done as an intern on Superman Returns with the citizen modeling as well as dragon rigging, awarded the task of creating Lex Luthor's wardrobe for the title, a task typically given to a senior character director.
   
  NOTE: To quantify the efforts I put in during my tenure at EA, when I first arrived and began to fix the rigging on Central Football, it was common that I would do research and development until 1:00 A.M.; even pulling an alnighter on occassion.

 

 
 
 
 
5(C)
 
   2K SPORTS (TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE)

CHARACTER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

2006   
         
  PROJECTS:      
         
“COLLEGE HOOPS 2K7”   (shoulder deformation tweaking. cheerleader character technical construction)  
         
“COLLEGE HOOPS 2K8”   (character technical construction research and development)  
         
“NBA 2K8”   (character technical construction research and development- tested on data of Shaquille O’Neal)  
         
 
 
 
 
4(C)
 
   THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE ASSOCIATESHIP 2005  

 

  Project Description:
   
  In the Summer of 2001, The Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, IL discovered Jane, a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, in the Badlands of southeastern Montana. Jane is the most complete juvenile T.rex ever found. Jane lived and died 66 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It's unprecedented for such a small museum to discover, restore and own a dinosaur of this magnitude. Starting in January 2005, The Burpee Museum, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) at The Ohio State University, and Engine Studios, Rockford IL, collaborated on an IMLS funded project for Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur. ACCAD contributed computer animation and interactive touchscreen media for the permanent exhibit which opened June 29, 2005 at the Museum.

 

 
 
 
 
3(C)
 
   DREAMWORKS SKG OUTREACH PROGRAM

20 WEEK PARTICIPANT VIA ACCAD AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

2005   

 

Key Achievement: Attended lecture session q and a with Jeffrey Katzenberg.
   
Trained in computer graphics by Supervisors that worked collectively on Spider-Man 2, Madagascar, Finding Nemo, Shark Tale, Shrek, and Spirit.
   
Gave lecture session at the Wexner Center for the Arts on Computer Graphics to College of the Arts and Computer Science students at Ohio State.
   
Brent shadowed the Rigging Supervisor that taught him about proxy rigging and who previously was the rigging lead on "Finding Nemo" at PIXAR.

 

 
 
 
 
2(C)
 
   BRAVE NEW PICTURES (THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL)

CHARACTER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ ANIMATOR/ COMPOSITOR/ MODELLER

2003-2005  
         
  PROJECTS:      
         
“THE MYSTERY DINOSAUR”   (rigging, animating, and compositing of photoreal dinosaurs for national televised “Walking With Dinosaurs" piece.)  
         

 

Key Achievement: Worked with and studied Paleontology as applied to graphics with The Burpee Museum, in Rockford, Illinois, who assisted Dr. Robert Bakker on Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park."
   
Involved in critical reviews in weekly dinosaur biomechanics lectures that applied to motion tests.

 

 
 
 
 
1(C)
 
   THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE TEACHING ASSOCIATESHIP 2001-2002  

 

  Teaching Description:
   
  The teaching portion of the Graduate Associateship involved assisting a Design Professor in a class project where they did a placement and redesign of a museum space. Misc department tasks were also completed.

 

 
 
 
 
(B) PREVIOUS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PORTION OF CV
 
 
 
 
5(B)
 

  

 

GENSLER

(THE ARCHITECTURE FIRM RANKED #1 WORLDWIDE)

   
  [ CARD ]

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER 1999-2001  
       
  PROJECTS:    
       
ADIDAS   (store auditing)
       
VOLKSWAGEN      
 
(design and construction documentation) [ CD ] [ DD ]
     
  [ PICS ]
       
LINCOLN MERCURY   (exterior architectural design prototyping)
       
GTE      
 
(construction documentation) [ CD ]
       
SIU    
 
(construction documentation) [ CD ]
       

 

Key Achievement: Salary increased during employment.
   
Recommended to graduate school at ACCAD at The Ohio State University by a partner in the firm.
   
Designed dozens upon dozens of Design Documents on Volkswagen retail stores throughout the United States, primarily concentrated in the southeast region.
   
Gave studio presentation as apart of firm training on Industrial Design, Retail, and Brand.
   
Due to proven illustration ability, flown between Atlanta and Charlotte studios to handle marker rendering.
   
Created technical design and construction documentation of both interior and landscape architecture for Fortune 100 clientele.
   
In studio crit sessions with M. Arthur Gensler, FAIA, firm founder and most powerful architect on the planet.

 

 
 
 
 
4(B)
 

  

 

NBBJ

(RANKED MOST INNOVATIVE DESIGN FIRM WORLDWIDE)

 

POST GRADUATE INTERN 1998-1999  
       
  PROJECTS:    
       
THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (THE BEIJING HOTEL)  
(material specification and drafting) [ MARKETING ]
       

 

Key Achievement: In crit sessions on Beijing with Friedl Bohm, FAIA, firm chairman and world famous architect.
   
Got to shadow on several crit sessions on Beijing a member of The Interior Design Hall of Fame (Rysia Sucheka): methodologies applicable to video game level or environment design.

 

 
 
 
 
3(B)
 

  

 

CONTINENTAL OFFICE FURNITURE (HERMAN MILLER)

 

DESIGN INTERN 1998  

 

Key Achievement: Space planning and design of interiors for several of Continental's larger clients. [ DD ]

 

 
 
 
 
2(B)
 

  

 

CUSTOM COACH

 

DESIGN INTERN 1997  
       
  PROJECTS:    
       
JOHN MCCONNELL COACH (OWNER OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS)  
(interior illustrations) [ DD ]
       

 

  Firm Description:
   
  Custom Coach is the premiere luxury coach and SUV design facility in The United States. Clients back in 1997 while Brent interned there included John Madden's "Madden Cruiser", Deion Sanders, President George H. Bush, and finally Minister Louis Farrakhan (The Leader of The Nation of Islam), who he met in person.

 

 
 
 
 
1(B)
 

  

 

TOMMY HILFIGER

 

VISUAL MERCHANDISER AND IN STORE SALES

(ASSISTED IN RETAIL DESIGN KNOWLEDGE)

1995  
 
 
 
 
(A) SOFTWARE AND EDUCATION PORTION OF CV

 

 

 

1(A) SOFTWARE I HAVE USED IN PRODUCTION:

 

  Maya (Master Level of experience), Motion Builder, MEL, Python, Photoshop, ZENO (ILM’s software), After Effects, Final Cut, VRML, Pixar’s Renderman, Slim, HTML, C++, HIK customization and automation for Motion Capture
   
2(A) SCHOOLS I HAVE ATTENDED AND ACADEMIC PROJECTS I HAVE COMPLETED:

 

PRIVATE ART LESSONS FOR 12 YEARS   ('80-'92):   Central Ohio Art Academy
   
 

[ COLLECTION OF CHILDHOOD ARTWORK ]   

 

 

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA: St. Pius X Elementary: Class of 1989 - Scholar Athlete (Football, Basketball)
 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: St. Charles Preparatory High School: Class of 1993 - Scholar Athlete (Football)
 

 

 

BSID: Bachelor of Science Industrial Design at The Ohio State University: 1998
 
   
  STUDENT PROJECTS:  THIS NIKE THESIS GOT ME THE TOP TWO ARCHITECTURE FIRMS WORLDWIDE
                                     (TOWARDS THE END OF THIS NIKE PROJECT, I WAS UP FOR 3 DAYS IN A ROW WORKING)
   
   
         - 10 Week Senior Thesis Client: NIKE '98  [ NIKE PRESENTATION ]       [ NIKE RESEARCH ] 

       - Product Invention and CEO Pitch: REEBOK '97     [ PRESENTATION ]

       - CAD Design of Commodities Factory in Nashville, TN: CONAGRA '97     [ CD ]

       - Senior Year Autumn Corporate Design: '25 Design' '97     [ PRESENTATION ]

       - Junior Year Spring Retail Fixture Design: 'Petsmart' '97     [ SKETCHBOOK ]

       - Junior Year Winter Retail Design: 'Corleone Concept Store' '97    [ PRESENTATION ]

       - Sophomore Year Autumn Intro To Design: 'Class Projects' '95    [ BOARDS ]

 

 

 

MA: Masters of Arts at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) at The Ohio State University: 2011             
   
  NOTE:   Academic Advisor former head and founder of Computer Animation at The Ringling School of Art and Design
   
          - Thesis Topic: "Designing A Character Setup For A Prehistoric Animal"   [ PAPER ]      [ PYTHON ]

        - Thesis Defense Video:

   
 
 

 

 

CONTINUING STUDIES: Linear Algebra and Engineering at Stanford University: 2020
   
3(A) CURRICULAR AND POST CURRICULAR HONORS

 

Undergraduate Industrial Design Department Chairperson’s Recipient Scholarship for being The Ohio State Design Student Body President
   
Initiated as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity: Notable SAE alum include William McKinley: 25th President of The United States; Troy Aikman: Super Bowl winning quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner; Kirby Smart: Georgia Bulldog Head Coach and Two Time National Champion in NCAA Football; Bo Schembechler: University of Michigan Head Coach; Pete Carroll: NCAA Football National Champion Head Coach at USC and Super Bowl winning Coach for The Seattle Seahawks; Carson Palmer: NFL quarterback and Heisman trophy winner from USC; and Phil Jackson: The greatest NBA Coach of all time coaching Michael Jordan's Championship Chicago Bulls as well as Kobe Bryant's Championship Los Angeles Lakers.
   
Selected to be included in several “Who’s Who” annual books showcasing top talent in the United States of America
   
Awarded "1 of the top 100 people in technology and innovation" according to The Intercon Conference sponsored by FACEBOOK and AMAZON
   
4(A) COFOUNDED AND CEO’D A LLC THAT HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THREE WORLDWIDE MAGAZINES:

COVER STORY

 

3D ARTIST MAGAZINE ISSUE 10: “Brent Zorich Worldwide Industry Insider at Lucasfilm”
   
3D ARTIST MAGAZINE ISSUE 68: “Worldwide Industry Product Review for BZP PRO”: Software Disc Included in Magazine
   
3D ARTIST MAGAZINE ISSUE 76: “Cover Story of Worldwide Magazine for BZP PRO”: Software Disc Included in Magazine
   
5(A) COFOUNDED AND CEO’D A LLC THAT HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:

 

MARKET WATCH PERSONAL FEATURE ON ME

   
6(A) COFOUNDED AND CEO’D A LLC THAT HAS LECTURED AT OVER FORTY UNIVERSITIES:

THE TOPIC WAS CHARACTER TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION

 

  SCHOOLS LECTURED INCLUDE USC, SAN JOSE STATE, SHERIDAN, NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPAUL, NORTH CAROLINA RESEARCH TRIANGLE AND CCAD
   
7(A) COFOUNDED AND CEO’D A LLC THAT HAD BOOTH REPRESENTATION AT THE TWO BIGGEST CONFERENCES IN ENTERTAINMENT:

SIGGRAPH ‘13 - GDC ‘14

 

 
   
8(A) BONUS: BRENT'S FAMILY LINEAGE :::: ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS, FACULTY, AND MILITARY

 

  Brent was born on December 6th, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio. His dad, Joseph A. Zorich, was an MBA and Microbiologist from Ohio State who ran the Ohio Department of Health and worked on the Governor's Emergency Medical Task Force; and his mom, Jane "Cookie" Zorich, was a blood lab technician who became a preschool teacher once Brent was four years old. Brent had been informed by his family growing up that on his Italian father's side he is the distant cousin of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. His Godfather on his father's side as well as his cousins, also from the same family, are engineering alum of The University of Notre Dame; while another of his cousins who have passed is alum of St. Mary's in South Bend, Indiana.  The former President of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, is Brent's cousin as well. Brent is 1/4 Volpe (Sicilian), 1/4 Zorich (Polish), and 1/2 Sotak (Czechoslovakian). For a little history in The Ohio Valley, The Volpe family (over 100 years ago) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were one of the original "organized" crime families in The United States; and frequently worked with famous mobster Al Capone out of Chicago, Illinois. On his mother's Czechoslovakian side, his grandfather, Gaze Sotak,  was in eight major battles in The Pacific as a First Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps in World War II. In one of the battles, he and a few of his men were stranded for approximartely fifteen days and left for dead until discovered by United States military patrol. Brent's Czechoslovakian grandmother's lineage on his mother's side, The Fescos, were architects in old country in Prague. 
   
9(A) IN CLOSING:

For fun, Brent enjoys going to four star steakhouse bars to watch ESPN (although he rarely drinks alcohol); lecturing at universities around the country on the topic of video game and visual effects development; and at Starbucks, daily, sketching Frank Gehry influenced deconstructive buildings on his iPad Pro 2 (with APPLE Pencil), using the ADOBE Design Ecosystem software. He is a fan of Ohio State Football, pulls for the The Chicago Bears in the NFC, the AFC North (Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinatti Bengals) in the AFC, and affiliations of Michael Jordan. His favorite movies are Spider-Man 2, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (that is his favorite movie actually seeing it over thirty times in the theater), The Fantasia Series, and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. His favorite video games are Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Battlefront II, all by Electronic Arts for the XBOX; Spider-Man, and God of War for the PlayStation 4; and The Batman Arkham Series by Warner Bros Interactive. His favorite music acts are Pink Floyd (with his favorite song being "Time"), Seal (with his favorite song being "Future Love Paradise"), Frank Sinatra (with his favorite song being "Fly Me To The Moon"), Metallica (with his favorite song being "Leper Messiah"), and U2 (with a tie for his two favorite songs being "Gone" and "Until The End Of The World"). Brent’s eventual goal would to be a Chief Visual Officer at a major animation, visual effects, or video game studio similar to someone like Doug Chiang, Hideo Kojima, or John Knoll, with Mark Pincus potential: who he had the pleasure of having a brainstorming session. Companies he had in mind were PlayStation (God of War, Drake’s Uncharted Fortune, Last of Us, Spider-Man), Xbox (Halo), Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto), Warner Bros Interactive (Harry Potter, Batman, The Lord of the Rings), a return to ILM (Star Wars, Marvel), and a return to Electronic Arts (Star Wars). He looks to the creative visual guidance of Peter Jackson and JK Rowling work for inspiration. Brent hopes to write a memoir one day on his own reflections and professional practices stemming from portfolio experiences as well as collegiate lecturing similar to architect Simon Wyler in the movie “The Lake House”- as a goal Brent would hope that every three years for three months he could take a sabbatical and lecture a studio class at Harvard University in Design, Animation, or Engineering.

 

 

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"A POWER PLAYER IS NOT THE PERSON WHO TALKS THE LOUDEST OR PARTIES THE HARDEST... NO... A POWER PLAYER IS THE PERSON WHO CAN DEVELOP TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN COMPLETE 560 HOURS OF GEORGE LUCAS LEVEL WORK IN 3.5 HOURS WITHOUT A COMPROMISE ON QUALITY..."        BRENT J. ZORICH