About

My name is William Winkler, affectionately known as Wink. A Creative, Artist, and Designer. Everyday I work hard to emulate the 10 things that don't require talent as I reach for my goals. My greatest strength is my passion and my passion is creating.


The ten things that don't require talent:
-Being on Time
-Work Ethic
-Effort
-Body Launguage
-Energy
-Attitude
-Passion
-Being Coachable
-Being Prepared
-Doing Extra


Contact

Please Email me at: wink@williamwinkler.com


Resume

Experience


Wacom Pro Artist
Wacom Technology Corp.
Nov 2016 – Present
Orlando, Florida Area
Presenting and giving tablet or Cintiq workshops/lessons/demonstrations to professional photographers, animators, illustrators, designers, 3D artists, and traditional artists.

Membership Experience Director - Elected Board Member
AIGA Olando
Jul 2016 – Present
Orlando, Florida
Responsible for creating relevant programming and educational opportunities, building and supporting community, chapter governance, and planning events.

Instructor of 3-D Animation & Modeling
Orange Technical College
Aug 2015 – Present
Orlando, Florida
Showcase the ability to inspire, motivate, and empower students to think critically about coursework. Design, revise, and update courses and materials based on new developments in current events and research findings. Develop curriculum and program planning. Advise students regarding coursework, time management, and assignments. Collaborate with colleagues regarding their research. Ensure student engagement, awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques. Evaluate student progress/achievement and is responsible for the timely overall assessment of the student's work.

Motion Capture Lead
Theory Studios
Sep 2016
Orlando, Florida
Direct actor performance, Run mocap sessions by recording takes, and monitoring the quality of the resulting data. Create and assign processing tasks to the mocap team and track their progress. Coach the team or actors to improve production quality.

Owner, Founder, & Managing Director
DGBEK Studios
May 2015 – Dec 2015
Orlando, Florida
Direct the design of facility, marketing, experience, materials, clothing design, and content. Develop and execute the company’s business strategies in order to achieve goals and targets. Delegate responsibilities and supervise all employees providing guidance and motivation. Read all submitted reports by lower rank managers to reward performance, prevent issues and resolve problems. Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company.

Graphic Design & Creative Production Manager
Nickelodeon Suites Resort
Feb 2013 - May 2015
Orlando, Florida
Developed creative direction and conceptual ideas for the Nickelodeon Suites Resort. Managed all intellectual property and Nickelodeon branding across all mediums. As an active member of all creative conceptual brainstorming meetings, directed, led, and delegated all artistic tasks. Oversee still photography, video content, print material, and digital content for the Resort. Worked seamlessly with multiple departments including Food and Beverage, Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, Front Desk, and Entertainment. Hotel liaison for media, vendors, executives, partners, celebrities, and on property guests.

Board of Directors, Creative Marketing Director & Design
Studio One
June 2008 – Apr 2015
Orlando, Florida
Created a cohesive artistic brand that encompassed the company’s mission statement. Conceptualized new and creative ways to reach their audience with their message. Managed business relations, negotiations with partners, revenue strategy, and develop new business. Conceived and implemented the style guide and brand integrity for all products and advertisement. Represented Studio One as community outreach and company liaison.

Graphic Designer - Entertainment & Recreation
Nickelodeon Suites Resort
Sep 2011 – Mar 2013
Orlando, Florida

Finaling Artist
Stereo D
Sep 2012 – Oct 2012
Burbank, LA
Composited scenes from feature length films “Jurassic Park” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” Created complex clean plates and elaborate paintings for scenes. Illustrated missing information from frames that were lost during the stereo conversion to make the viewer’s mind perceive the surrounding environment of stereo objects in the films.

Systems Technician
Digital Domain Holdings
Feb 2012 – Sep 2012
Port St. Lucy, Florida
Develop the studios relationship between IT, artist, and leadership. Assess and provide a detailed technical list of equipment & software requirements for each position for the entire studio. Solve complex technical issues for artistic software like Maya, Nuke, and more. Assist in studio wide network and render farm functionality.

3D Graphic Design
CBS Sports
Sep 2008 – Mar 2010
New York, New York

Builder
LEGO
Dec 2007 - Sep 2008
Orlando, Florida

Performer & Puppeteer
Walt Disney World
Dec 2006 – Nov 2007
Orlando, Florida

QA Tester
Electronic Arts
Jan 2006 – Dec 2006
Orlando, Florida

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