Resume

Alvaro Planchart

3011 NE 9th Ter. Pompano Beach, FL. 33064
Cell: 954-684-6150  ˜  alvaroplanchart@hotmail.com

visual product designer

  • Experienced designing products from the initial concept to the final manufactured piece including artistic concept, product design, 3D modeling, 3D visualization, 3D animation, photorealistic rendering, prototype making and manufacturing.
  • Qualifications include 18 years of knowledge and expert skills in design, animation, 3D modeling software and comprehensive knowledge of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

Expertise

  • 3D Product Design
  • 3D Animation and Modeling Tools
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Visualization & Photorealistic rendering
  • Product R&D
  • Prototyping
  • 3D Printing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Injection Molding Manufacturing

Experience

Alvaro Planchart Global Enterprise INC. — Pompano Beach, Florida.
Product Designer, 01/2011 to Present

Handle new product concept development, design, testing and modeling to support the manufacture of innovative eyewear.
 
Project Highlights: 
  • Eyewear color clips: Led design engineering, prototyping and manufacturing of multiple product developments that included eyewear color clips, a patent pending invention that allows the wearer to change the color of the frame in less than one second, allowing to match the frame color with their outfit, mood, occasion or even their personality.
  • Flexible moldable eyewear: Designed a patent-pending eyewear that allows to self adjust to the shape of anyone's face. Employing innovative materials never used in the eyewear industry, the eyewear frame bends and twist to the contour of people's face. This invention minimize time and cost of having an optometrist fitting the eyewear to each individual face shape.
  • Royalties and licensing fees: My inventions led the company to potential multimillion dollar revenues in royalties and licensing fees that are currently being negotiated with the most important eyewear manufactures and distributors in the world.

AP Animation — Caracas, Venezuela.
Animation Director, 07/1998 to 01/2011

Concept development and design of 3D Characters, sets and props for animated films and TV productions. Direction, production and script writing of 3D animated films and TV programming for children.
 
Project Highlights:
  •  First 3D animated TV series produced in Latin America: Directed animation of "Serafin". Initially made as an 18 episode TV production, became a multimillion dollar 180 episode production made in Mexico by the largest TV station in Latin America, Televisa, sold to 64 countries around the world.
  • Toy prototyping and manufacturing: Developed 3D models for prototyping and manufacturing based on the animated characters of the TV production "Serafin". Manufactured by Hasbro generated millions of dollars in additional revenue to the Televisa TV production, Hasbro and their partners.
  • Character, set and prop design: Led design of characters, sets and props for Venezuela's first 3D animated film, Mamingo (In production).
  • Animation and Design Instruction: Develop course materials and taught script writing, 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, texturing, virtual lighting, visual effects and design to over 4 thousand students over a period of 8 years. Selected the best students to be part of animated TV and film productions.

Alias/Wavefront — Toronto, Canada.
Application Engineer, 04/1996 to 06/1998

Create demo materials and perform live software demonstrations. Assist software developers in the creation of new innovative 3D animation and design software. Perform alpha and beta testing of new software. Provide animation and design professional services to company's clients. 
                                           
Project Highlights: 
  • Live software demos: Chosen by the company to be part of a selective group of people to perform live product demonstrations at the most important computer graphic conferences around the world thanks to proven software knowledge, leadership and communication skills.
  • Certified Character Animation Instructor: Became of the first few people in the world to be certified as Instructors of 3D Character Animation in Maya.
  • Alpha and beta testing of Maya: Assisted Maya software engineers with the alpha and beta testing of the software during its development.
  • Expansion: Help sales force generate software sales into new countries and assist them to expand by two fold their business in Latin-American within a two year period. 

Education & Credentials

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN— Madison, WI. Business Administration, 1989/1993
  • MADISON AEREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE — Madison, WI. General Studies, 1988/1989
  • Alias Design. Level 1, 2 y 3 (3 levels). Toronto, Canada. 1996.
  • Maya Embebed Language (Mel) for Animators. Los Angeles, U.S.A. 1998.
  • Maya Character Animation Instructor. Los Ángeles, EE.UU. 1998.
  • Maya Master. Los Angeles, U.S.A. 1998.
  • Producing and Directing Animated Films. Los Angeles, U.S.A. 1999.
  • The Anatomy of a Screenplay. American Screenplay. Los Angeles. 1999.

Technology Tools

Maya, 3D Max, Rhino, Cinema 4D, SolidWorks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk Sketchbook Designer, Autodesk Inventor, Alias Design, AutoCAD, After Effects, Premiere, Power Point, MS Office, Excel.

Personal Interest

Cinephile, Figurine Sculpting, Crafts, Jewelry Making, Inline Skating, Hiking, Soccer and Formula One Racing Fanatic.