Salena Mahina
Salena Mahina
CG Artist and Designer
New York, United States of America

About

I am a 3D Character Modeler with a background in Graphic Design. I have a passion for modeling diverse and stylized characters but enjoy modeling props and environments as well. I think the world is filled with all sorts of beautiful people with incredible stories to tell. It is my goal to pull from their experiences and stories to create appealing characters they would be proud to see on-screen.

Drop me a line if you want to work with me or just to say, "Hi!"

If you are interested in seeing my design work, check out the Behance link in my footer!

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Skills

Concept ArtEnvironment Design3D ModelingCharacter ModelingProp ModelingCharacter DesignProp DesignSet DesignGraphic DesignSketchingBook DesignPublishing

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
ZBrush
ZBrush
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
RenderMan
RenderMan
Arnold
Arnold
Acrobat
Acrobat
Photoshop
Photoshop
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
InDesign
InDesign
Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver
Illustrator
Illustrator
Premiere
Premiere
After Effects
After Effects

Reel

Productions

  • Mexicolindo
    • Video Game
      Mexico Lindo
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Environment Modeler
    • Company
      Savannah College of Art and Design
  • In post
    • Movie
      EMG (Post-Production)
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Concept Artist, Prop/Character Modeler, Set Dressing, End Credit Design, Rigging, and Rendering
    • Company
      Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Troyvswebber thumb
    • Movie
      Troy Vs Webber
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      3D Character Modeler
    • Company
      Savannah College of Art and Design

Experience

  • Book/Production Designer at Marvel Entertainment
    New York, NY, United States of America
    February 2019 - Present

    • Designed interiors and covers for various trade hardcover and paperback books.

    • Utilized copy, images, and specs provided in order to design books with consistency and maintain brand integrity.

    • Collaborated with Editors to produce logos for different titles and story events.

  • Licensed Publishing and Translations Coordinator at Marvel Entertainment
    New York, NY, United States of America
    March 2015 - February 2019

    - Worked directly with the Associate Manager of Digital Assets to lead in the organization of over 30,000 assets received from foreign sublicenses, while ensuring their delivery and receipt on a weekly basis

    - Aided the Special Projects department in the composition and proofing of book covers and interiors before final pdfs were sent to the printer

    - Designed front covers, interiors, and guides for print while simultaneously generating weekly reports on the digital comic output

  • Digital Compositor at Marvel Entertainment
    New York, NY, United States of America
    February 2013 - March 2015

    - Collaborated with team members under the direction of the Digital Comics Manager to composite and author over 1,000 digital comics, trades, and movie art books for the Kindle device

    - Strengthened the digital authoring process, appearance, and user experience of Kindle digital comics with design and CSS/HTML skills

  • Graphic Design Intern at Q Kreativgesellschaft
    Wiesbaden, Germany
    September 2012 - December 2012

    - Presented ideas, sketches, and photo research results during team meetings to aid in the brainstorming process for logos, calendars, brochures, and other design projects

  • Owner/Freelance Designer at SalenaMahina
    Brooklyn, NY, United States of America
    April 2012 - Present

    • Communicated with clients to conceptualize and implement logo, package, social media, and responsive web designs by set deadlines

  • Graphic Designer at The Wall: Indoor Climbing Facility
    Oswego, NY, United States of America
    September 2011 - May 2012

    - Generated over 3,000 customers within the first year of business through the utilization of design and public relations skills to produce promotional materials for each event's target audience

    - Illustrated imagery for use on posters, email banners, fliers, and newspaper ads used to promote each climbing event held at The Wall

  • Design Intern at Hey Kids!
    New York, NY, United States of America
    June 2009 - January 2010

    - Assisted in the production process of Highlights: Puzzlemania by conducting photo research, making art/puzzle corrections, illustrating imagery, and designing layouts under the direction of the Art director