Michael Todd Peterson

805 Marti Dr, Rolla, MO 65401

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3d Artist/Manager/Technical Writer

Accomplished 3d artist with a solid background in architectural and product visualization, E-Learning, and technical writing. Solid management skills ranging from product to project management with a consistent track record for bringing products and projects to market on time and on budget. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Acts as a mentor with proven success in helping peers with diverse personalities develop their skills. Skilled in the following software:

3ds max


Vray/Mental Ray

combustion/Digital Fusion





Professional experience

CAD Engineer  
Cohen Architectural Woodworking, Saint James, MO
Oct 2009 - Current
  • Create shop drawings for custom architectural cabinetry and woodworking.



Pixel Mystics, Federal Way, WA

  • Produce architectural and product visualization

Production Manager/Head of Studio


3plains Corp, Federal Way, WA

  • Managed all projects throughout the development pipeline
  • Interviewed, hired, and managed 3d artists
  • Defined studio standards and practices
  • Built/installed/managed all servers and workstations
  • Liaison between company and clients on projects
  • Researched methods and practices to improve the production pipeline
  • Wrote custom tools as necessary to speed up the production process
  • Ran weekly training sessions to improve artists skills and efficiency
  • Implemented SCORM/AICC flash templates for E-Learning courseware



Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA

  • Taught quarterly Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced 3ds max classes

Director, Software Division


Digimation, New Orleans, LA

  • Managed software division with over 50 products
  • Managed on and off site developers
  • Created and maintained beta programs, testing, bug reporting, and resolution
  • Created examples, tutorials, and artwork for products, sales, and marketing
  • Contract negotiation for products.
  • Trained internal staff (sales, tech support, and marketing)
  • Authored product manuals, created product installers
  • Programming (VB, ASP, SQL, PHP, MySQL, MEL, MaxScript, C++)
  • System Administrator: T1 provisioning, firewalls, Email, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, and IIS web servers on Linux and Windows Server



MTP Grafx Knoxville, TN, Mandeville, LA

  • Architectural visualization, environmental animations, multimedia development, training, and technical writing.



University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN

  • Taught Architecture 231 Intro to Computer Applications in Architecture
  • Taught Special Studies in 3d Animation


University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN


Bachelor of Architecture


Patents and publications

Author Combustion Ground Rules

Author 3ds max 4 Ground Rules

Contributing Author 3d Studio MAX Effects Magic

Author 3d Studio MAX 3 Fundamentals

Author 3d Studio MAX Fundamentals

Author 3d Studio MAX 2 Fundamentals

Co-Author Inside AutoCAD 14

Co-Author Inside 3d Studio MAX Volume II

Co-Author Inside AutoCAD 13 for Windows and Windows NT

Co-Author Inside AutoCAD 13 for DOS

Co-Author 3d Studio for Beginners

Author 3d Studio Level I ATC Manual

Author Windows NT for the Graphics Professional

Author AutoCAD Performance Tuning Toolkit

Co-Author 3d Studio Architectural Rendering

Technology Summary

3ds max, Vray, Mental Ray, Maxscript, Maya, Mel, XSI, Modo, AutoCAD, Syntheyes, combustion, Digital Fusion, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Rhino, Adobe Director, Adobe Flash, Adobe Encore, Adobe Dreamweaver, PHP/Mysql, Windows Server, Linux, MS-Office, MS-Project, Mantis, Perforce, Alienbrain, Deadline


Available upon request

Copyright 2008 Michael Todd Peterson