Brad Swardson

Brad Swardson

Share this portfolio:



First Name * Brad
Last Name * Swardson
Username * swardson
Country * USA
City Albuquerque
Languages English


Current Position Animator;Artist;Compositor;Designer;Lighter;Modeller;Programmer;Renderer;Rigger
Areas of Expertise AerospaceGraphic DesignMotion Picture or VideoPost ProductionPre ProductionVFXWeb Design
Preferred Tools 3D Skills:MayaRendermanMentalrayModelingAnimationRiggingVFXTexturingLightingShadingRenderingProgramming Skills:JavaMELRSLPerlJavascriptPHPHTML2D Skills:After EffectsPhotoshopFinal Cut ProFlashDreamweaverEditorsOS & MiscCutterFarm Manager 2.0LinuxMac OSXWindows XPUnix




I am a 6 year cg artist living in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. I have a wonderful family consisting of a beautiful wife, 2 awesome boys (6yr and 8yrs) and my cutie daughter (4yr). I have 3 great passions in life, Loving and Worshiping the lord, honoring and adoring my family, and CG.

I have received from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts focusing in Art Studio and a Master of Arts in Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

I currently an running my own VFX studio and working part time as a developer for Northrop Grumman TS.

I am also teach classes at the University of New Mexico. Beginning and Advanced maya generalist courses, MEL and Python Programming, Animation, Visual Effects and many other workshop style courses.

I am a fun loving person who just enjoys life and what I have been blessed to do for a living. Please email me anytime if you have questions or just want to chat. Thanks for reading my bio and I will see you around.


This is art that catches our Editor's eye.
To earn it, make great work, and start networking to get your work seen. Editor's Choice