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

May 2017 - Present

IT Director
Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church

Management of network system, IP Phones, and Troubleshooting.

2016 - Present

Present Principal, Consulting Services
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.

Nov. 2015 - Mar. 2016

IT Administrator
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.

2003 - 2015

Digital Artist - 3D Generalist
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

Apr. 2001 - Apr. 2003

Computer Specialist
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.

Jan. 1998 - Jan. 1999

Level I Technician
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.

Sept. 1997 - Sept. 1998

Graphics Artist
DG Print & Copy

Prepared all desktop graphic related material. Designed logos, business cards, stationery, etc. Mechanical paste-up. Maintained Mac computer system.

Education

2003 - 2004

Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
Certificate - 3D Studio Max

2003 - 2004

Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
Certificate - Autodesk Combustion Operator

1998 - 2002

Triton College
Physics

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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