Francisco A. Cortina
3D Artist, Owner
Francisco has been a professional 3D artist in the Visual Effects and Animation industries since 1995. He has worked as both a production artist and supervisor with experience in Modeling, Rigging, Animation, Lighting and Compositing.
Previously, he was a Modeling Supervisor at Digital Domain, a Character Technical Director at Dreamworks Animation and a Senior 3D Artist and Animator at Square USA (Owned by Square-Enix, Co Ltd.).
In 2005 he decided to go independent and founded his company, Cortina Digital, offering 3D character development, consulting and outsourcing services to the Visual Effects, Animation and Video Game industries.
Francisco’s career began while attending the oldest fine arts college in the United States, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
While working on his senior year thesis, he was able to merge his passion for fine art with his interest in computer animation. In his final year at MICA he was offered his first position as an animator at the Johns Hopkins University M.a.d.l.a.b medical laboratory in Baltimore, MD.
Art & Technology
Creation of the Batman character for Blur Studio, Inc. Check out their work at www.blur.com
Blending the traditional art fields of drawing, painting and sculpting with the latest 3D computer graphics techniques, no character project is too difficult or complex; whether it is a stylized character for an animated movie or a hyper-realistic one for a film or commercial trailer.
Clients – Companies
- 3D World Magazine
- Computer Graphics For Artists
- Ballistic Publishing – D’Artiste: Character Modeling
- CG Arena
- CG Networks
- 3D Total
- 3D Creative Magazine
- El Portal del 3D y la Animación
- ImagoNet CineVFX Italia
- RenderOut! Magazine
- iCON Magazine Korea
- Discover Magazine
- Playstation Magazine
- Famitsu Magazine Japan
- Maxim Magazine
Get in touch
To inquire about rates, schedules or to obtain a quote for your next project please feel free to e-mail: Francisco (at) CortinaDigital.com