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Caitlin Ashford
Caitlin Ashford
Freelance Sculptor - Ready for action.
Belford, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Summary

Freelance digital and Sculptor/Model maker with 17+ Years of experience

I have experience of -
- Design of figurines using sketches and sketch models.
- Sculpting of figurines using various materials including sculpting waxes, polymer clays, epoxy putties.
- Digital Sculpting with ZBrush and Freeform
- Moulding and casting of figurines in silicones and polyurethane resins.
- Painting and finishing of figurines.
- Product design
- Sketching product concepts.
- Product artwork creation, alteration and packaging design.
- Range planning and design approvals.
- Product approvals at all stages (Concepts, prototypes, Pre-production and production samples)

Worked on toys and character products for various different companies including - Hasbro (Risk, Monopoly, D&D , Action Man, A.T.O.M), BBC (Bob the Builder, Teletubbies, Tweenies, Fimbles), Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, Tomy, Mcdonalds, Wesco, Disney (Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse etc), Warner Bros (Looney Toons, Harry Potter), Fox (Simpsons), Aardman (Chicken Run), Hensons (Hoobs), Lucasfilm (Star Wars)

BA(hons) Degree Information Design - Specialism in Sculpting and Modelmaking - 1995- 1998 (3 years)

Skills

Digital SculptingSculptingModel makingPaintingresin castingmouldmaking3D Printing

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Sensable/Geomagic Freeform
Sensable/Geomagic Freeform
Formlabs Preform
Formlabs Preform
Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop

Experience

  • Digital / Traditional Sculptor and Modelmaker at Freelance
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    August 1998 - Present

    Taking on freelance digital and tranditional sculpting and model making projects. Past projects have included Doctor who Titans and various desgner toys for Lunartik Ltd and Stargate figurines for Quantum Mechanix

  • Sculptor/modelmaker at Prelude UK ltd
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    December 1996 - December 1996

    University work placement

  • Sculptor and Modelmaker at Synapse Modelmaking/Creative
    Watford, United Kingdom
    August 1998 - February 2004

    Worked on various character products, toys and figurines for companies and brands like - including Disney, Warner Bros, Harry Potter, Bob the Builder, Winnie the Pooh and many others.

    Also trained on Sensable Freeform (now geomagic Freeform) for digital sculpting and 3d printing

  • Sculptor/Product Manager/Graphic Design at Pacemaker UK
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    March 2006 - August 2008

    Worked on various products for brands - Mr Men and Little Miss, Bubblegum, The Turds, Badass Cars