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 DirectorMay 2017 - PresentHinsdale Seventh-day Adventist ChurchManagement of network system, IP Phones, and Troubleshooting.
Present Principal, Consulting Services2016 - PresentConsulting ServicesProvide 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 AdministratorNov. 2015 - Mar. 2016Accucare Home HealthIT 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 Generalist2003 - 2015FreelanceArtist 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 SpecialistApr. 2001 - Apr. 2003United Plastics GroupPrepared 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 TechnicianJan. 1998 - Jan. 1999Equis 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 ArtistSept. 1997 - Sept. 1998DG Print & CopyPrepared all desktop graphic related material. Designed logos, business cards, stationery, etc. Mechanical paste-up. Maintained Mac computer system.
Education
Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg2003 - 2004Certificate - 3D Studio Max
Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg2003 - 2004Certificate - Autodesk Combustion Operator
Triton College1998 - 2002Physics
Technical Details
NetworkingInfrastructure design and implementation, Troubleshoot (TShoot)
Computer RepairTroubleshoot and repair of all related hardware and software issues.
Server ManagementManagement of Windows servers.
3D RenderingMantra, Maxwell Render, Mental Ray
3DS Modelling3DS Max, CInema4D, Houdini, Maya, ZBrush
Animation3DS Max, Houdini, Maya
Texturing3DS Max, Cinema4D, Houdini, Substance Painter
Technical Details
NetworkingInfrastructure design and implementation, Troubleshoot (TShoot)
Computer RepairTroubleshoot and repair of all related hardware and software issues.
Server ManagementManagement of Windows servers.
3D RenderingMantra, Maxwell Render, Mental Ray
3DS Modelling3DS Max, CInema4D, Houdini, Maya, ZBrush
Animation3DS Max, Houdini, Maya
Texturing3DS Max, Cinema4D, Houdini, Substance Painter