Animator / CGI artist / Maya Expert

Resume posted by Vanessa Thieffry in Generalist.

Desired position type: Freelance
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg District, Luxembourg

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20+ years of experience in animation industry and commercial films

Animation and CGI services

Specialties: Technical Direction, animation 2D / 3D, modeling, rigging, technical direction. Maya expert.


1994 – 1998 Académie royale des Beaux-Arts et des Arts décoratifs de Tournai
Master in Drawing/CGI – High distinction

1992 – 1994 – Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles – Ecole supérieure des Arts
Bachelor’s degree in Science


2008 – Today : Owner
Creation and managment of the personal society “Vanessa Thieffry PP”, company providing services in animation and commercial film industry.
Since company founding in 2008, I’ve provides modeling, animation, direction, technical direction, 3D lighting and rendering, special effects, … mostly for local and international production houses. I manage the society, sometime I supervise employee or supplier.

Major clients and major references :
> For Dog House Films (Luxembourg):
Character animation on the animated serie : “Fox And Hare”.
> For Mark 13 (Germany):
Character and sets modeling, uvs on “Maya the Bee 2, the film”.
For Abel Aflam, Production Company (Morocco):
Direction, design, animation on “animated wishes cards” Happy new years 2012 2014 and 2015, promotional videos for mailing and website view purpose, and some work of computer graphism and compositing.
> For Mammoth Studio (Morocco)
Modeling, rendering assistant, special effects (trees, clothes,) rigging on 3 commercial film for the brand “Aicha”, animation on 1 commercial film “Gilette” et 1 commercial film “Dimagaz” (gas bottle), rendering assistant and fur artist on 2 commercial films “Frosty Flan”
> For Big Shiny Pixel (Trinidad and Tobago)
Modeler, modeling supervisor, animator, rigging and cloth artist, technical director on institutional and commercial films “Port Galeota”, “Limacol”, “BP”, 2 commercials KFC “KFC 40th anniversary” and “Where de Color Gone”, “Guardian group”
> For Sigma Technologies (Morocco)
Animation and rigging on commercial films “Vache Qui Rit Toupi”, “Barid Bank Mobile”, “Maroc Telecom, Fibre Optique”

> Teacher (Maya Basics, Maya Advanced, Animation) at CGI Trainer (Morocco)Short film
> direction, commercial films, internet videos…
“Animated Boxes” “Exelop” “Sequence Prod” “Ice Queen” “Mac Do CBO”

2010 – 2011 Technical director at Iris Productions (Luxembourg)
3 month of technical implementation, pipeline creation, data sheets writing, listening and technical training of artists, in direct relation with the artistic director and director. On “Pinocchio” Luxanimation, Cometa Films, 2D 3D, Walking The Dog (2D feature film).

2010 Environment Modeler and animator at la Fabrique d’Images (Luxembourg)
Low definition modeling on “The little Prince” (26 X 20min HD animated serie).
Animator on the commercial film “Broze” (commercial film)

2009 – 2010 Post Production manager at Irene Productions (Morocco)
In charge of quotations and post production supervision, in line with production team, I was on real action filming stages, in editing, color grading studios. I managed suppliers and I was in relation with communication agencies. On commercial films “Al Barid Bank, les portes”, “Les Jardins de Benslimane”, “Axa assurance auto”, “Aiguebelle Tentation”, “Wafaoto”, ” Maroc Telecom telecartes promo”.

2007 3D Layout, rendering and compositing artist at Sigma Technologies (Morocco)
” Ramzi Et Adam” Aljazeera (30 X 3’ animated serie).

2006 Modeler, animator, rendering artist for Ars Animata Studio (Croatie)
” Rotators” Ars Animata Studio Ljupce Dokic (4 min short film).

2005 – 2006 Technical director and 3D supervisor at La Fabrique d’images (Luxembourg)
3D R&D, 3D supervisor, modeler, shading, rigging, lighting and rendering on ” Le Panique Show”, pilot, La Fabrique d’images (2min 30s spécial TV pilot).
Xsheet Technical Director on “The Large Family” Indie Kids, Go-N Productions, LuxAnimation, Dataquest (26 X 13min animated serie).
Technical Director paint with US Animation Harmony on “Digata Defenders” Nelvana Limited, Luxanimation (26 X 26min animated serie).

2002 – 2005 Flash Animator, CGI artist, 3D Supervisor, Xsheet Supervisor at Studio 352 (Luxembourg)
3D animator, lighting, shading, compositing, production monitoring on “The Tell Tale Heart” of Raul Garcia, Kandor Graphics, R&R Communications, Mélusine Production (8min short film). This film is a part of the feature film “Extraordinary Tales”, actually in festivals.
Other productions I’ve worked on as 2D Flash animator, editing, compositing artist, Xsheet supervisor, modeler, or texturer : “Kiri Le Clown”, “Kenny The Shark” , “Strawberry Shortcake” , “Warren buffet”, “Esprit Phantôme” “Sabrina Flash Promo” “Madeline”, “Lili”, “Sylbie et snap”.


  • Maya Expert
  • Modeling (Senior)
  • Rigging (Senior)
  • Animation (Average – Senior)
  • Lighting (Average)
  • Rendering (Average)
  • Compositing (Average)
  • Editing (Average)
  • Technical Direction (Average)


    animation, Modeling, rigging

Spoken Languages

    English - Professional working level, French (native)

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