Chris Nelson

Hi my name is Chris Nelson and I’m a student at DigiPen Institute of Technology. I specialize in 3D hard surface modeling and environments. I have 7+ years of experience with Maya and aspire to take what used to be a hobby and personal passion and turn it into a career in the video game industry.

3D Artist – Hard Surface Environments / Props
9435 Avondale Rd NE Apt 108
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 777-1739


・10/2013 – present - Nintendo of America, Consumer Service Supervisor (CS2)
-4900 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

・04/2013 – present - DigiPen, Summer Workshop Teacher / Curriculum Development
-9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052

・02/2013 – 12/2013 - Volt, Game Tester
-8541 154th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052

・10/2010 – 06/2012 - Geek Squad, Computer Repair
-12210 K Plz, Omaha, NE 68137


-Proficient in Autodesk Maya, 7 years experience
-Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, 6 years experience in Photoshop and others
-Some experience with 3ds Max, Zbrush, Mudbox


  • I have a year and a half of professional computer repair and network setup experience.
  • I possess good people skills and have over 6 years of customer service experience.
  • I am very responsible and professional, and I have 2 years of supervision experience.
  • I am highly dependable and punctual. I am a quick learner and a good multitasker.


  • Teaching 3D Animation:
  • Starting in April after the spring semester had ended I was selected as part of the teaching staff for DigiPen’s ProjectFUN summer workshops. I look forward to teaching prospective students the basics of 3D modeling and animation and giving them the opportunity to see if developing games is something they want to pursue professionally.


  • DigiPen Institute of Technology (2012-present)
    Expected Graduation: 2016 (BFA)

  • Metropolitan Community College (2009-2011)

  • High School Degree, 2007
    Papillion La-Vista South High, Papillion, NE