Resume

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FELIX MANOKOUNE



EDUCATION

California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

BA in General Arts, June 2000

Cum Laude


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Tecrom Designs (Freelance)

3D Modeler and Traditional Sculptor 

July 2006 – Current 

Garden Grove, CA

  • Evaluate client concepts and confirm expectations of digital work or traditional sculpture
  • Refine preliminary model based on client feedback 
  • Finalize design for client approval
  • Prepare models for 3D Printing; correct digital errors, verify tolerances and confirm functionality
  • Developed, modeled and put to market products Officially Licensed by Hasbro Toys


Creations Ink 

Assistant Sculptor

May 2000 – Dec. 2000

Santa Ana, CA

  • Assisted senior staff with the sculpture of toys, maquettes and movie props  
  • Aided team with mold making, casting and product preparation


Pan African Art Studios 

Art Director/Instructor

Jan. 2000 – May 2000   

Long Beach, CA

  • Developed art curriculum for studio patrons
  • Taught drawing, painting and sculpture
  • Explored Art History and Art Fundamentals (i.e. forms, perspective, lighting and color theory)


WORK EXPERIENCE

AMC Mortgage Services 

Loan Research Specialist

Mar. 2005 – June 2006

Orange, CA

  • Assessed borrower and third party correspondence
  • Researched and corrected misapplied funds
  • Adjusted borrower payments and issued fees or refunds as needed
  • Dictated and forwarded return correspondence with issue resolution


Ameriquest Mortgage

Quality Assurance Trainer and Customer Service Associate

Feb. 2003 – Mar. 2005

Orange, CA

  • Developed new hire curriculum in accordance with mortgage servicing standards
  • Instructed new hires in proper loan servicing procedures
  • Maintained new hire progress reports and issued standardized tests
  • Assessed material retention through observation and remote monitoring
  • Provided customer support to Ameriquest Mortgage Clientele
  • Facilitated initial customer contact following loan Setup or assumption


Metro-One Telecommunications

Associate Operator

Jan. 2002- Jan. 2003

Tustin, CA

  • Maintained client accounts, scheduled appointments and confirmed reservations 
  • Provided directory assistance, driving directions, traffic updates and weather forecasts 


Rapid Text

Script Editor

Jul. 2001 – Dec. 2001

Newport Beach, CA

  • Edited production scripts for proper media content and format
  • Facilitated associate training and approved production edits  
  • Processed and finalized timestamp calibrations for close caption mastering


Script to Screen

Production Assistant and Assistant Art Director

Jan. 2001 – June 2001

Santa Ana, CA

  • Aided in set design, product preparation, location scouting, talent casting and Call Sheet
  • Provided shuttle service, deliveries, craft services, cue cards and general assistance to cast & crew


SOFTWARE

ZBRUSH, DAZ 3D, Netfabb and Clip Studio Paint


SKILLS

  • Specialized in organic 3D modeling with an emphasis on human anatomy
  • Skilled in creating inorganic models with a hard edge appearance 
  • Proficient in building non-CAD parts that may be keyed together after 3D printing
  • Expert in building “water tight” 3D models optimal for 3D printing
  • Experienced in re-imagining existing properties while maintaining the integrity of the original
  • Able to conceptualize and efficiently translate client needs into a three dimensional representation


AWARDS

  • Granted 36 individual Licenses for models created based on Hasbro’s intellectual properties including Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. Joe and Transformers