Buttigieg.org: Blending Art and Technology to Bring my Imagination to Life
Business Intelligence Lead by day, Digital Artist by night, Podcast Host (VfxApprentice.com), Loving Husband and Father 24/7
Living and working in Melbourne, Australia, I've been in the IT industry since 2000 specialising in Data Warehousing, Reporting, Integration, and Programming, including Web, Desktop, and Mobile. During that time I've presented at conferences, obtained a Masters of Systems Development, lead a project that was awarded the Microsoft Application Infrastructure Partner of the Year, and run the Business Intelligence and Analysis department for a Multinational Construction company. I've been a lifelong fan of 3D and VFX, and was first introduced to the Maya back in 2008 when I undertook a Certificate III in Media at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. Life then got busy, and 3 children later I returned to the world of 3D in 2013 and started learning Blender, and subsequently Modo during my free time. I’m now focusing on increasing my skills and learning other tools, specifically Houdini. I also run the VFX Apprentice Podcast, where I interview other artists and learn about their individual journeys, past and present projects, tips and tricks, and advice for breaking into the industry.
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By Day I'm the Team Leader - Business Intelligence and Analytics at John Holland, a major Australian construction company. With over 16 years’ experience in the IT Industry, I specialise in Data Warehousing, Reporting, Data Integration, and Application Development.
By Night I follow my artistic desires, 3D Animation and VFX (Portfolio). In addition I run a podcast, VFX Apprentice, and I've developed some mobile apps (PixelEvolution.com.au).
My family's happiness is what drives me to be the best I can be. I love my wife Susan and our 3 beautiful children, Celeste, Emily and Joshua. Without them I would be lost. We are a private family, so our private lives will not be featured on this website.