Arthur Eli Rodriguez
Arthur Eli Rodriguez
Visual Artist and Tequila Producer.
San Mateo, United States of America

Summary

I co-founded 1933 Spirits in 2009 and developed a portfolio of internationally awarded tequilas which have been on the market since 2011. Since 2017, I have found success leveraging traditional studio art skills in Virtual Reality to rapidly create immersive 3D environments, characters and assets. I would consider myself a jack of all trades and a master at *some*.

Skills

Concept Design3D VisualizationDigital SculptingSculptingPhoto-manipulationpencilvr

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
3DCoat
3DCoat
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
Tilt Brush
Tilt Brush
Oculus Medium
Oculus Medium
Blocks
Blocks
MasterpieceVR
MasterpieceVR

Productions

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    • Movie
      Melvin Smarty
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Prop Designer
    • Company
      Self Employed

Experience

  • Product Manager at 1933 Spirits
    Belmont, United States of America
    May 2011 - Present

    While our core product has been on the market since 2011, I still manage wholesale inquiries, sponsorships, video production, package design and branding assets.

    Accomplishments include over a dozen international awards including multiple Double Gold Medals.

    When our IP was challenged by a global competitor, I conducted legal research and wrote a defense which nullified their attempt to enforce a cease and desist request.

    We have continued to raise over $20,000 a year for non-profits via sponsorship agreements I negotiate and manage.

  • Product Designer at 1933 Spirits
    Belmont, United States of America
    January 2009 - April 2010

    Turned a few napkins into a few photoshop renderings and eventually delivered the packaging for what today is still one of the only tequilas in the world from the state of Michoacan.

  • Creative Consultant at Self-Employed
    SF Bay Area, United States of America
    May 2007 - Present

    Like all artists, I take on projects whenever they come my way. I'm currently really into VR based work flows for concept design and animation.

    Accomplishments:

    Recently featured on Facebook's 'Road to Tokyo: VR Sculpting Battles'

    Winner of NYVR Google Tiltbrush Battle