Curriculum Vitae
Niovi Phinopoulou - 3D Generalist/ Groom Artist



•  3D Generalist/ Groom Artist, Cinesite VFX                                                                        (Oct. 2018 –  Present)

3D Modelling, Texturing, Grooming environment & character assets.  

    °    Adrift (2018)

    °   Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

    °   Robin Hood (2018) 
    °   Avengers: Endgame (2019)


•  3D Generalist, BlueBolt                                                                                                         (Jan. 2017 – Aug.2018)

3D Modelling, Texturing, Look-development, Lighting/Rendering environment assets. Grooming/ Look-developing fur for character asset.

    °   Taboo (TV series 2017)

    °   Guerilla (TV series 2017)

     °   Howard's End (TV series 2017)
    °   Entebbe (2018) 

     °   Holmes and Watson (2018)

    °   Robin Hood (2018) 

•  Generalist/ Groom TD, Trixter                                                                                               (Apr. 2016 – Sept. 2016)

Grooming and Surfacing CG characters.

3D Modelling, Texturing and Look-development of assets.

         °   Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen 

          °   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2     

•  Groom TD, MPC Film                                                                                                            (Aug. 2015 – Feb. 2016)

Creation of costume groom and hair for high & low resolution digital double characters.

°   X-Men: Apocalypse       

°   Suicide Squad    

°   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales


•  3D Modeller, Ground Control                                                                                                (Apr. 2015 – May 2015)

     Modelling and UV unwrapping assets for Horlick's NutriQuest game trailer.


•  Groom TD jr., MPC Film                                                                                                          (Aug. 2014 – Feb. 2015)

Creating fur for animals and CG hair for digital doubles.

Other responsibilities included optimising, fixing, transferring and modifying existing grooms for crowd variations.

°   Goosebumps

°   Jungle Book  

°   The Legend of Tarzan


•  3D Artist, MPC, Advertising                                                                                               (Dec. 2013 – May 2014)

Modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, surfacing assets for TV adverts.

Other responsibilities included optimising, clean-up and re-topologise assets from other sites, layout and lighting.

Projects: “Toxic Cycle” client: Anti-smoking Campaign, “Softworld” client: Cushelle,

               “Brave Bones Club” client: Cheesestrings, “Welcome” client: Bet365           


• 2D Artist, The Cyprus Institute                                                                                              (Oct. 2013 – Nov. 2013)

Website UI design for the Cyprus Institute's supercomputer facilities, Cy-Tera

Poster & flyer design for international scientific conferences


•  2D Artist, Freelance Illustrator/ Graphic Designer                                                               (Sep. 2010 – Sep. 2011)

Character & logo design

Children’s book layout development and character concept development

“ Recycled City”, collaborative exhibition


Computer Skills

Maya    Zbrush  Mari XGen Core XGen Interactive  Yeti   Arnold   Nuke(basic)    

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro for Mac/Windows                              



• Master of Arts in 3D Computer Animation                                                                           (Oct. 2011 – Dec. 2012)

   NCCA Bournemouth University

• Bachelor of Art (Hons) Visual Communication – Illustration                                                 (Sep. 2007 – Jun. 2010)

   Birmingham City University

• EDEXCEL BTEC Diploma in Art & Design                                                                               (Sep. 2006 – Sep. 2007)

   M.Arti School of Art + Design


Awards/ Participations

• Tilemachos Kanthos Fine Art Competition (chosen for the final exhibition)         (Oct. 2018)
• Organising Women In VFX panel discussion (Oct. 2018)

• Tilemachos Kanthos Fine Art Competition (chosen for the final exhibition)         (Oct. 2016)

• 261 Women's Marathon                                                                                                               (Apr. 2016)

• Vitality Brighton Half Marathon                                                                                                   (Feb. 2016)

• 5k Mo-Running Battersea Park                                                                                                   (Nov. 2014)

•  Volunteer, Natural History Museum                                                                                           (Jul. 2013 – Oct. 2013)

   Responsible for restoring rare and delicate specimens of the Spirit Collection.

 Assist at other Department projects such as x-rays scans for scientific papers.

• CGStudentAwards, People’s Choice Award (shortlisted)                                                             (Jun. 2013)

• Neil Gaiman’s “A Calendar of Tales” competition (published finalist on official website)           (Mar. 2013)

• Tilemachos Kanthos Fine Art Competition (shortlisted finalist, part of final exhibition)               (Oct. 2010)

• Annual Book Illustration Competition, the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation (2nd Prize)       (Oct. 2009)