I am a California 3D artist raised in the Chicago area.  Since I can remember I have been obsessed with animation (whether it be in movies, games, or on the internet!)   As an adult, that love has manifested itself in my career as a 3D modeler.  When I sculpt or model I love taking a 2D concept and bringing it into the 3rd dimension while maintaining the style and charm of the original piece.  It can be a puzzle to have a character or prop cross dimensions.  Luckily, I have always loved puzzles.  I am currently participating in a wonderful summer trainee program at DreamWorks.  I will be open for new employment opportunities this September.


P  (224) 522-9652
E  Kaitlyngfuchs@gmail.com
W  Kaitlyngfuchs@gmail.com


Kaitlyn Fuchs

3D Modeler and Sculptor



DreamWorks Animation, Glendale, CA
3D Modeling Trainee
June 2017 - PRESENT

  • Create 3D models of  environmental assets from concept art and photographic reference

  • Optimize environmental and character assets to be low poly for the use of scattering or crowd simulations

  • Create UDIM UVs maps for new and existing assets

Calabash Animation, Chicago, IL
Freelance 3D Modeler
September 2016 - October 2016

  • Created a 3D sculpt according to the specifications of the studio

  • Used SLACK network to keep in touch with the studio and retouch work according to feedback  

  • Finished work by a set deadline

Radar Studios, Chicago, IL
September 2015 - November 2015

  • Learned about working in a studio environment

  • Helped keep studio orderly

  • Continued to improve craft


Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
April 2015

  • Majored in Animation

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.84

213 E Acacia Ave #201
Glendale, CA 91205
(224) 522-9652



Proficient in the following programs:

Maya, Zbrush, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, ect.), Toon Boom Harmony


2015 Telly Award

Collaborative student film Nautia received award for “Use of Animation"

CCAD’s Dean’s Scholarship

Received upon portfolio evaluation


CCAD Animation Collective

A club dedicated to learning more about animation and improving upon skills

Give Back

A community service club at CCAD aimed at using our artistic abilities to give back to the community (ex:  paint murals at daycares)