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Graphic/web designer

Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, United States
March 15, 2011

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Matt Muyres


Work Experience

Freelance Artist. 2010 to currrent. 3D Maya modeling and animation. Project to project work. High-end software. Adobe supported programs.

HaveFunBiking. Jan/2011 to current. Independent contractor. Sales. To support the sales, marketing and promotion of HaveFunBiking through the advocacy of helping the biking industry in Mn. Support of the 2011 Bike Guide and 2 Bike Expos. Organization. Professional. Creating long-term partnerships.

CuttingEdgeCreations, Inc. Eagan, Mn. 6/04-1/2010. 3D Design. Computer graphics and 3D modeling. Maya surface modeling. Typically lower res Nurbs and Poly models. Creating Hi-Res images and animations for the website and publications. Photoshop, Ilustrator and Unity3D.

Mn School of Business. Richfield, Mn. 4/01-10/03. Part-time Animation Instructor. Taught various levels of computer animation. Maya and Adobe programs. Surface modeling.

General Mills, Inc. Golden Valley, Mn. 5/01-5/02. Computer Arts Specialist. Generated renderings in the Packaging dept. Industrial design concepts and new package designs. Part-time. Alias software. Professional atmosphere. Was an assistant to lead designer.

Academy Education Center. Bloomington, Mn. 10/99-12-99. Part-time Animation Instructor. Maya program. Supported with Adobe products.

Crash & Sues Inc. Minneapolis, Mn. 3/99-8/99 Effects Modeler. Post-production department. Computer graphics and modeling. Maya software.

Wallace Marx and Associates. Edina, Mn. 9/97 – 6/98 Image scanner. Scanned images to database with Photoshop using ‘actions’. Data accuracy and image quality.

Medtronic Inc. 1996. Minnetonka, Mn. Manufacturing of cannula. Clean dust free environment.

Chiodo Bro’s. Burbank, Ca. Unstructured Intern. Use of computer equipment for personal training within a creative and professional atmosphere.

G. Heileman Brewing Co. Inc. La Crosse, Wi. 1994. College senior year internship. Production Assistant. Worked with new package design. Basic graphic design principles.

Bike Work

Freewheel Bike. Eden Prairie, Mn. Bike mechanic/builder. 3/2011 – current.

Penn Cycle. Bike mechanic and assembly. Mn locations. Typically summer months from 99-05 trek/lemond/gary fisher.

Bicycle Village. Boulder, Co. Bike mechanic, sales and assembly. Builder and mid-level mechanic.

Galyans Sporting Goods. Richfield, Mn. Sales- sporting goods dept. 11/00 – 4/01


Gnomon Digital Education. Hollywood, Ca. 7/98-12/98 Various Animation courses. Softimage and Alias PowerAnimator. Modeling and post-production courses. 6 month duration.

School of Communication Arts. Minneapolis, Mn. 1997-1998. Student. Various animation classes. Autodesk Max intro. Softimage courses. Animation Certificate

Viterbo College. LaCrosse, Wi. 1990-1994. BS Degree in Art. 4 yr Graphic Design and business student.

General Interest

Cycling. Local amateur racing- Team Synergy. Urban and city planning. Wildlife. Backpacking/camping. Trail building. Bike-to-work proponent. Health. Amateur bike racer- Cat2/Masters, 10,000 mile/yr, Expert mtb racer. 60+ races a year. Attends planning commission hearings in Mpls.


MORC. Local trail building advocacy. Minnesota. Mn Off-Road Cyclists. Volunteer in trail building and maintaining.

Raptor Center. University of Mn East Campus. The center maintains a population of predator birds that are both in a rehab setting and also preparing for release. I am learning the tasks of cutting and preparing various kinds of meat. Weighing, proper medications and feeding.

Soccer coach. Bloomington Jefferson HS. Bloomington, Mn. 1996 9th grade boys.

Grassroots campaign. Awareness for a farm in Bloomington, Mn. Facebook page, printed material, city council correspondence.

Art is long, and time is fleeting

References and letters of recommendation available.

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