Brent Mellecker

Professor, Illustrator,Sculptor,Animator Atlanta, GA

Brent Mellecker is an Atlanta professor and artist working in traditional media, animation, digital illustration and design.

Over a decade of experience directing creatives to deliver projects for both print and digital design as well as animation. Resourceful, organized, and creative professional, with experience as a freelance artist, team lead and Professor of Design and Animation.

Experience

Designer, Artist and Animator

Freelance

Responsibilities include: web design, product photography, team management, working face to face with clients, billing, packaging design and animation.
Meet with clients to determine marketing and design vision, scopes of work, and budgets and deliverable time frames.
Produce detailed visuals and illustrations while creating designs specific to client requests and desires
Communicate with clients to ensure visual concepts are within standard
Lead marketing print campaign using nontraditional technology for Adobe’s mobile apps at HOW Design Live
Coordinated with 10-member team to develop engaging and innovative motion graphics piece for internal marketing
Designed developed maintained and updated a variety of web sites, proposed and implemented new site content architecture and navigation scheme for company website redes

Professor

The Art Institute of Atlanta – Decatur

Taught a wide range of courses, from foundation studies to final projects for graduating seniors. Courses included all classes offered to Media Arts and Animation students, as well as web design students in the bachelor and associate level degrees. Duties included, but not limited to:

Design and Creativity
Led creatives through full-cycle projects from planning to production and presentation
Demonstrated sound understanding of organic forms modeling, 3-D modeling, texturing, lighting effects and animation for visual effects industry
Conducted research and kept abreast with changes and innovations in the field of creativity and design
Collaboration, Communication and Teaching
Coordinated with colleagues in developing and modifying curriculum program which involved series of courses
Maintained active involvement in academic and administrative committees in initiating and creating policies, budget plans, and important decisions
Rendered hands-on support to students in understanding al

Adjunct Professor

ITT Technical Institute

Taught the full extent of the Media Arts program. Graphic design, typography, foundations art, 3D animation and modeling, rigging, texturing, and portfolio.

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

Masters of Animation

Masters in animation focusing on 3D and Stop Motion.

The Art Institute

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation

Bachelors in Media arts and animation, graduated Cum Laude

Awards

2006

Washingtonian medal of achievement, The Art Institute

Exhibitions

2017

Festival, Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade, Litle Five Points - Atlanta, GA

2017

Festival, East Atlanta Strutt, East Atlanta - Atlanta, GA

2017

Group, Punks not Dead – a multimedia art show, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA

2016

Group, Pancakes and Booze, Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

2014

Group, Mindzai Art Night, Mindzai - Atlanta, GA

2013

Group, Art B Que, Avondale Station - Avondale Estates, GA

2012

Group, RAW Solstice, Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

2011

Group, PinUprising art show, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA

2011

Group, Pit of the Peach, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA (All proceeds were donated to Hope ministries to help aid sex slavery relief.)

2011

Group, Nefarious, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA

2011

Group, Our Lady Nippon, Doo Gallery - Atlanta, GA ("…with Brent Mellecker 3-ding “Koi” taking the prize in our eyes." – http://www.an-mag.com/)

2010

Group, The Head Show, Studioplex Gallery - Atlanta, GA

2010

Group, Skywalk With Me, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA

2010

Group, First Fridays in the Courtyard, Venue - Richmond, VA

2010

Group, Beyond the Grave 2 art show, The Highlander - Atlanta, GA

2009

Group, First Fridays in the Courtyard, Venue - Richmond, VA

Specialties

Illustration Painting Sculpting Animation Web Design Project directing

Skills

Photoshop Illustrator After Effects Flash Painting Maya 3DSmax Blender HTML CSS ZBrush Stop Motion Pro XML Toon Boom Sculpture Stop Motion Rigging Texture Artist Word Molding Casting