Christian Castro
Network Specialist & 3D Generalist
Welcome, my name is Christian. I am a renaissance man of networking/computers and span my knowledge beyond graphics and web design. My abilities include quickly learning and adapting to different application environments among the technical proficiencies. Feel free to view/connect with me on Linkedin and/or contact me with questions.
Experience
IT Director
May 2017 - Present
Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church
Management of network system, IP Phones, and Troubleshooting.
Present Principal, Consulting Services
2016 - Present
Consulting Services
Provide 3D Animation, compositing, video productions services, and training. Create Desktop Publishing/logo designs in 2D/3D for corporations and private firms. Setup of networks and maintenance, support of personal systems, and troubleshoot/repair computers, servers, and laptops.
IT Administrator
Nov. 2015 - Mar. 2016
Accucare Home Health
IT related administration of Cisco network including network security management. In addition to this, management of the sister company and network communication between the two.
Digital Artist - 3D Generalist
2003 - 2015
Freelance
Artist that can handle a well-rounded set of production related responsibilities that range from pre-production work down to post-production and mastering. Responsibilities Include: 3D Modeling/Animation, Art Design, Storyboarding, Particle FX Design, HD Rendering, Cartooning, Game Character creation/animation, Game World Design, Digital Compositing/FX Layering/Special FX, Conceptualizations, Video Editing/Production, Scene Creation
Computer Specialist
Apr. 2001 - Apr. 2003
United Plastics Group
Prepared computer systems for all employees. Managed Servers and administered to MS Exchange. Repaired computer related problems (hardware & software). Integrated and managed Blackberry software and devices with servers. Supported UPC bar code scanning devices. Maintained manufacturing and corporate computer systems and network. Handled software upgrades and installations.
Level I Technician
Jan. 1998 - Jan. 1999
Equis Corp.
Managed the Level 1 sector of the corporation and was in charge of seven major corporate offices stationed throughout the country. Delegated and assessed all of the troubleshooting needs of the corporate computers and organized the help desk system of assessment. Evaluated and supervised laptop and desktop setup in both hardware and software. Developed efficient means to repair and restore corporate computer property to minimize spending. Executed addition, deletion, and maintenance of exchange clients. Generated the setup and maintenance of new/existing company employees, and monitored employee daily activities.
Graphics Artist
Sept. 1997 - Sept. 1998
DG Print & Copy
Prepared all desktop graphic related material. Designed logos, business cards, stationery, etc. Mechanical paste-up. Maintained Mac computer system.
Education
Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
2003 - 2004
Certificate - 3D Studio Max
Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
2003 - 2004
Certificate - Autodesk Combustion Operator
Triton College
1998 - 2002
Physics
Technical Details
Networking
Infrastructure design and implementation, Troubleshoot (TShoot)
Computer Repair
Troubleshoot and repair of all related hardware and software issues.
Server Management
Management of Windows servers.
3D Rendering
Mantra, Maxwell Render, Mental Ray
3DS Modelling
3DS Max, CInema4D, Houdini, Maya, ZBrush
Animation
3DS Max, Houdini, Maya
Texturing
3DS Max, Cinema4D, Houdini, Substance Painter
Technical Details
Networking
Infrastructure design and implementation, Troubleshoot (TShoot)
Computer Repair
Troubleshoot and repair of all related hardware and software issues.
Server Management
Management of Windows servers.
3D Rendering
Mantra, Maxwell Render, Mental Ray
3DS Modelling
3DS Max, CInema4D, Houdini, Maya, ZBrush
Animation
3DS Max, Houdini, Maya
Texturing
3DS Max, Cinema4D, Houdini, Substance Painter