Cristian Martin Gavira 
SP +34 688390964


Environment Artist  –  September 2020 - Present

Featured Projects:
Blush - 3d Animation Short Film.

Luck - 3d Feature Animation Film.

LookDev / Environment Artist  –  2019 - 2020
Tasks: This past year my partner and I decided to take a year's sabbatical leave, so that we could travel and experience new cultures.

CG Generalist / Art Director freelancing, learning, studying  –  2017 - 2018
Tasks: Working remotely on several projects whilst learning online from top industry artists.

In-house Motion Designer / CG Generalist  –  June 2017 - December 2017
Celf Creative  – 58 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5LR, Wales, United Kingdom.
Tasks: Enhancing visual aesthetics and production efficacy providing new scopes for texturing, shading, lighting and rendering for upcoming projects. Meeting the daily demands of a creative agency managing multidisciplinary projects including motion graphics, 2d/3d illustration, design and video editing. 

Featured Projects:
Cardiff Half Marathon 2017 - Route Map: Tasks: Responsible for visual development, animations, 3d modeling and set scattering, rendering and compositing. Implementing DEM Earth plugin into the studio's pipeline. 

In-house CG Generalist / Visual Development Artist  –  March 2014 - June 2017
Lab Class – The Black Tower, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 5LJ, Wales, United Kingdom.
Tasks: Supervising CGI projects and generally involved from preproduction to postproduction, including: Visual development, storyboarding and previs, 2d/3d animation, 3d modeling, shading, lighting, rendering, compositing and VFX.
Responsible for undertaking upcoming projects and work over provided briefings developing visual aesthetics for multidisciplinary projects, ensuring meeting with the customers' quality standards. 
Managing a small team of designers whilst working on multiple projects with a shared time frame; Assigning tasks and leading throughout production procedure. 

Featured projects:
Cardiff Devils: Tasks: Modeling the devil hockey player and reproducing the Cardiff Devils' 2016 team kit. Producing in-game animations and cinematic shots for the opening of Viola Arena (formerly IAW) including: Devil's close-ups, logo animations and other VFX shots.

MiiXR: Tasks: Responsible for lookdev and all CG involved, including: Visual development, storyboarding and previs, modeling, texturing, lighting, 2d/3d animation and VFX.

M&Co SS17 TV AD: Tasks: Rotoscoping, morphing transitions, grading and VFX. 

M&Co AW16 TV AD: Tasks: Storyboarding, rotoscoping, motion tracking, beauty FXs and colour grading. 

Atlético de Madrid - Neptuno: Tasks: Producing the logo animation demo, including: 2d/3d animation, modeling, shading, lighting, rendering, compositing and VFX. Also created short animations using photographs and projection mapping. 

Chris Jones Tattoos: Tasks: Managing the project from initial ideas to final delivery, including: Visual development, modeling, texturing, lighting, 2d/3d animation.

Peacocks Christmas 2015 TV AD: Tasks: Visual development and animation. 

Fit for the Future: Tasks: Supervising the project, including: Storyboarding, visual development and animation. 

Hugh James - Mis-sold SIPPs: Tasks: Storyboarding. 

Illustrator for TV Series Stark Key  –  2012 
Gama Movie Animation – Via Giuseppe di Vittorio, 3b, 60044 Fabriano AN, Italy.
Tasks: Worked remotely producing background paintings for the 2d Animated TV Series “Star Key”.

3d Texture Artist for TV Series Barça Stories  –  October 2011 - September 2012
MUF Animation –  Rambla de Catalunya, 35 piso 2, 08007 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Tasks: Responsible for texturing, including: Environments, characters, props and matte plates. Helped with visual development in preproduction. 

Illustrator for 2d Feature Animation Film Little Big Panda  –  April 2010 - May 2010
Acció – Duc de Tetuan, 26. 08291 Ripollet, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Tasks: Here I did my internship, worked closely with the art department and they taught me the production workflow for digital paintings. I delivered several background layouts that were used for the 2d animated film “Little Big Panda”, one of them even made it to a poster for promoting the film in Japan.

2d Colorist for 2d Feature Animation Film The Aviators  –  December 2006 - July 2007
Acció – Duc de Tetuan, 26. 08291 Ripollet, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Tasks: Responsible for scanning, organizing sequences, cleanup and coloring in keyframes.


Learning, studying, online training  –  2012 - 2019

GoWales Internship Program  –  2014
Professional Development Award IV - Motion Graphics

Leonardo Da Vinci Grant  –  2014
Media Production Assistant

Intensive ZBrush  –  2012
9Zeros Animation School – Calle Girona, 54, 08009 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Intensive Maya  –  2011
9Zeros Animation School – Calle Girona, 54, 08009 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Arts & Design and Illustration  –  2008 - 2010
Escola d'Art Illa – Ctra. de Barcelona 208, 08205 Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Art College  –   2004 - 2006
I.E.S. Ramon Cases i Carbó – Carrer de Lluís Companys 2, 08184 Palau-Solità i Plegamans, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


Catalan  –  Native
Spanish  –  Native
English  –  Professional Working Proficiency
French  –  Basic


Visual development
Art direction
PBR Workflow
Matte painting


My latest workflow involves most of the time Redshift for Maya, ZBrush, Quixel Mixer, Substance Painter and Designer.

Cinema 4D
Fusion 360
Marvelous Designer
Mental Ray
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Marmoset Toolbag
DaVinci Resolve
After Effects
Element 3D


Since very young mountain biking has been one of my favourite outdoor sports and I have been riding downhill ever since. 

My early beginnings as an artist were defined by the street art scene in Barcelona around 2003. Since then I have been involved in mural painting collaborations and commissioning paintings for customers. Nowadays I've swapped those habits for plein-air painting and landscape photography, but you can still check some of the artwork here.

I also enjoy the occasional Milky Way chase night-camp in the middle of nowhere, capturing our galaxy with epic time-lapses. Would you like to see some?