Hello! My name is Kjartan Tysdal. I’m an experienced CG-artist from Norway. I started doing 3d in 2004 at a age of 17, and 3 years later I started working professionally. I have been busy working on all sorts of CG projects ever since!
2017-Present Rare – Microsoft – rare.co.uk (Principal environment artist)
2016-2017 Blender Institute – blender.org (CG artist)
(worked in Amsterdam on the Agent 327 project)
2012 Blender Institute – blender.org (VFX Artist)
(worked in Amsterdam for 6 months on the short movie “Tears of Steel”)
2007-2011 Headspin – headspin.no (CG Artist)
2013-2016 – Various Freelance jobs
Fabelfjord – fabelfjord.no (worked remotely with vfx, modeling, hair/fur, lighting and comp)
Placebo Effects – pfx.no (worked in-house+remotely with architectural visualization)
Sinking Ship Entertainment – sinkingship.ca (worked remotely with rigging and vray setup)
Allucinari – allucinari.com/ (worked remotely making CG bobbleheads)
Axis Animation – axisanimation.com (CG Artist in Asset Department)
(worked as a mid-level, in-house freelance artist on two unannounced projects)
2014-2017 The Animation Workshop – animwork.dk
Bachelor Degree in Computer Graphic Arts
Ewan J Wright – Head of Assets at Axis Animation
“Kjartan was a pleasure to work with and had no problem tackling any task that we asked him to take on. His technical knowledge and artistic ability were of a very high level and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any future projects!”
Aurelien Hulot – Lead Assets at Axis Animation
“Working with Kjartan was truly a pleasure, he is a very talented artist and a great technician. His knowledge on multiple softwares and his faculty to adapt to different kind of graphic styles were really appreciated in Axis. He managed to pick-up quickly the pipeline and our expectations despite the short timing and fast pace of production. He was also a great support by sharing and helping the newcomers in the team.”
Stevie Gill – Environment Artist at Axis Animation
“I had the pleasure of working with Kjartan as a fellow environment artist at Axis Animations for a period of four months. During this time we worked on two projects together, as part of a larger production team.
He was personable, polite and easy to work with. As well as completing high quality work himself, Kjartan was able to offer his perspective and constructive support to other members of the team. I personally found this very useful.
He has a broad skill set in terms of CG, and is confident in his abilities when it comes to modelling, texturing and shading. At Axis, he was quick to adapt these skills to the required style of the work, which meant he could produce renders that fulfilled the brief sooner and more effectively. He was comfortable working to established workflows whilst being flexible enough to think outside the box to increase efficiency and overall quality.
The quality of his work speaks for itself, but on a personal level Kjartan is a great guy to work with, very talented and valuable in a production environment.”
Curriculum Vitae, download my CV for more info:
cv-english-kjartan_tysdal.pdf (updated 23.01.2017)
Blender, Maya, Cinema 4d, 3dsMax, Softimage, After Effects, Fusion, Nuke, Unity (and Playmaker),
UnrealEngine 4, Photoshop, Zbrush, Python (basic scripting), V-Ray, 3dCoat, Mari and Substance Painter
My profile at Twitter, BlenderNetwork and Tumblr:
My E-Mail: kjartan [at] kjartantysdal [dot] com
Feel free to contact me using the form bellow.