Alexis Kadonsky is a fine artist, 3D animator, and designer from Chicagoland, born in 1990. On a fully funded art scholarship, Alexis received a BFA in graphic design from the University of llinois Ubana-Champaign. She continues on to achieve her MFA in 3D Computer Animation from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and was named Sony Pictures Imageworks IPAX Scoredos Scholar for exemplary achievements and truly special talent and passion for film, effects, and animation. Alexis embraces her attention to detail throughout many mediums as demonstrated in her diverse portfolio. Art acts as an escape for Alexis, and she strives to tell a unique story with her work while enjoying getting lost in the process of creating. She also has a passion for travel and has spent about two years of her life traveling around Europe and Australia to further expand her views on art and the world. Although her work is inspired from many paths, Alexis believes her best creativity ignites from her personal experiences.
October 2014 - Present
Mobile App Design
Responsible for 3D characters and animations from model through render for the Android apps 7 Minute Home Workouts, Workout Alerts, and 30 day Fitness Challenge. Workout Alerts received second place in the 2015 Google Fit Developer Challenge. Created app logos, main design elements, and company logo as well as currently aiding in development of new Android apps.
July - September 2016
Illustrated and designed the cover of the book, "Hello Navi," as well as four images within the interior.
November - December 2015
Presidential Debate Animation
3D artist for multiple comical and educational animations of the politicians in the 2016 Presidential Election. Created all 3D aspects including character models, rigs, animations, and environments.
August - September 2015
Animated Music Video
Created a 3D music video of the Kevin Ile's Band to be viewed alongside the band playing live at concerts. Created all 3D aspects including character models, rigs, animations, and environments as well as editing.
April - May 2015
Centrum Vitamins Animation
Created 2D elements and animations for a Centrum Vitamins educational After Effects video to be used on their website.
Named A Top 200 Artists in the San Antonio Area
Chosen as a featured Visual Artist for the San Antonio showcase "Exposure" featuring my fine art and 3D work.
January - March 2015
3D Recreation of Fine Art
Teamed up with Dirt Empire to create a 3D animation recreation of Chris Doyle's oil painting "Hybridity" to be used in the new art edition pack for the 4K Depict Television (https://www.depict.com) release in March. I created the set dressing using Maya's XGen feature and the development of abstract branches along with other organic, nature models to keep the whimsical, free feel of Doyle's painting.
MetroCAF Intro Video
Created models, water simulations, and particle effects for the opening animation of NYC ACM SIGGRAPH's MetroCAF 2014.
Created a light animation from a 3D scan to be projected onto a 40 foot tall statue for the series premiere event of HBO's The Leftovers.
June - December 2013
Create 3D animations for NBCUniversal shows such as the Today Show, Nightly News, and Jimmy Fallon. Created 28 new character rigs for NBCUniversal. Operations and Technical Services department intern. Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.
August 2011 - May 2012
Mobile App Design
Designing the look and complete interface of a new smart phone application that will be used within the state of Illinois to help customers keep track of their driving abilities.
New York, NY
2012-2014 | 3.8 GPA
2008-2012 | 3.8 GPA
Skills & Expertise