William Furneaux
William Furneaux
Senior Production Artist
Wellington, New Zealand

Currently a Senior Production Artist at PikPok, William has recently been a Character Artist at Lost Cosmonauts and Plastic Wax and Asset Artist at Floating Rock Studio.
William's career in film and television started in 2009 in the Weta Workshop Design Department as a Concept Artist. Transitioning into the rapidly expanding Weta Workshop 3D Department as a Digital Sculptor by 2015 William took on the role of Head of 3D at Weta Workshop. 2017 brought about a change in role to 3D Digital Systems and Technology Manager, involved managing key relationships with software vendors, tertiary education providers and government R&D fund managers. Managing Digital Manufacturing R&D projects in the 3D Department had become an increasing part of the job which led to the role of Senior Digital Manufacturing R&D Specialist in 2019. William is in addition, extremely uncomfortable talking about himself at all let alone in the third person.

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Skills

Art DirectionConcept ArtConcept DesignDigital Painting3D Modeling3D Printing3D VisualizationDigital SculptingPainting3D ScanningPhotogrammetry

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Maya
Maya
Redshift
Redshift
Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Designer
Substance 3D Designer
Mari
Mari
R3DS Wrap
R3DS Wrap
RealityCapture
RealityCapture
Metashape
Metashape
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine

Productions

    • Video Game
      Mortal Kombat 1 - Game Announcement Trailer
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Character Artist
    • Company
      Plastic Wax
    • Video Game
      Hogwarts Legacy - Game Trailer
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Character Artist
    • Company
      Plastic Wax
    • Video Game
      Shrapnel - Game Trailer
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Character Artist
    • Company
      Plastic Wax
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Lucky Bunny Club - NFT Collection
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      3D Artist - Sculpting, modeling, textures, rendering
    • Company
      Lucky Bunny Club
    • TV Production
      Gossamer
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Unreal Character Surfacer
    • Company
      BRON Digital
    • Video Game
      Flintlock - The Seige of Dawn
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      A44 Games
    • TV Production
      Foundation
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Digital Modeller
    • Company
      Odyssey Studios
    • Movie
      Avatar - The Way of Water
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • TV Production
      The Rings of Power
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Mulan
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Bloodshot
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      I Am Mother
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Mortal Engines
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Pacific Rim: Uprising
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Thor: Ragnarok
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Blade Runner 2049
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Ghost in the Shell
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Power Rangers
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Spectral
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Alice Through the Looking Glass
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Set Designer
    • Company
      Disney
    • Movie
      The Great Wall
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Warcraft: The Beginning
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Krampus
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Chappie
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      Dracula Untold
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Concept Artist / Digital Sculptor/ 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Concept Artist / Digital Sculptor/ 3D Modeler
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
    • Movie
      The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Concept Artist / Digital Sculptor
    • Company
      Weta Workshop

Experience

  • Senior Production Artist at PikPok
    Wellington, NZ
    February 2024 - Present

  • Asset TD at Floating Rock Studio
    Wellington, NZ
    June 2023 - December 2023

    Worked on multiple projects in Unreal Engine. Focus on Asset creation and shot work for trailers.

  • Character Artist at Lost Cosmonauts
    Remote, New Zealand
    November 2022 - March 2023

    Worked on a unannounced game trailer

  • Character Artist at Plastic Wax
    Remote, New Zealand
    June 2022 - September 2022

    Worked on multiple projects, UE 4, UE 5 and Maya modeling rendered in Max with Redshift.

  • Character Artist at Lucky Bunny Club
    Remote, New Zealand
    April 2022 - May 2022

  • Unreal Engine Character Surfacer at Bron Digital
    Remote, New Zealand
    November 2021 - March 2022

  • Senior Character Artist at A44 Games
    Wellington, New Zealand
    March 2020 - October 2021

  • Freelance at Hybrid Digital
    Wellington, New Zealand
    January 2020 - March 2020

  • Senior Digital Manufacturing R&D Specialist at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    March 2019 - December 2019

  • Digital Sculptor / 3D Digital Systems and Technology Manager at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    April 2017 - April 2018

  • Team Leader / Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    June 2015 - March 2017

  • Digital Sculptor / 3D Modeler at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    August 2011 - June 2015

  • Concept Artist at Weta Workshop
    Wellington, New Zealand
    April 2009 - August 2011

  • Freelance at Hybrid Digital
    Auckland, New Zealand
    October 1999 - January 2007