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USV Alumni

When Dragons Take Flight

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Once a USV dragon, always a dragon!

Graduates from USV have worked for some of the most prestigious studios in their respective industries, or have even started their own businesses to pursue their own dreams. As a USV alumnus, you have access to a network of resources to help you go from graduate zero to career hero. Use the buttons below to navigate to the resources you need to get started:

USV Alumni Success

Graduates from USV have worked on blockbusters and award-winning films and games. See if you recognize any of them…

Where USV Alumni Work

Due to our strong connections in the industry—and our graduates’ strong reputation for success—our alumni are working in their desired fields. Here are some of the projects and places our graduates have worked:

Games

Halo 4 (2012)
Animators

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014)
Sr. Level Designer
Level Designer
Animator
Technical Artist

Skylanders Giants (2012)
Animation
Background Artist

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (2011)
Artists
Animation

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
Sr. Level Designer
Level Designer
Animator
Technical Artist

Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam (2006)
Character Modeler
Animation

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
Level Designer

The Evil Within (2014)
Animator

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
In-Game Art Director

Diablo III (2012)
Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (2010)
In-Game Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (2007)
Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft (2004)
Cinematic Artist

Destiny (2014)
Cinematic Animator
Senior Concept Artist

Halo Reach (2010)
Animators

Neverwinter (2013)
Sound Designer

Star Trek Online (2010)
FX Artist
Staff Animator
Sound Designer

Champions Online (2009)
Sound Designer

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (2014)
Concept Artist
Associate Environment Artist
Senior Environment Artist
Game Designer
Character Artist
Animator

Tomb Raider (2013)
Concept Artist
Associate Environment Artist
Senior Environment Artist
Game Designer
Character Artist
Animator

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (2010)
Character Artist
Environment Artist

Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008)
Character Artist
Designer

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (2007)
Producer
Lead Character Artist

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006)
Character Artist, Producer

Grim Fandango: ReMastered (2015)
Background Artists
Animation

Broken Age (2014)
Lead Animator

Middle Manager of Justice (2012)
Animation

Iron Brigade (2011)
Additional Animation,Environments

Stacking (2011)
Additional Character Art, Environments

Costume Quest (2010)
Additional Character Art, Environments

Brütal Legend (2009)
Animation Supervisor, Character Art

Psychonauts (2005)
Animator, Environments

Battlefield Hardline (2015)
Art Director
Senior Environment Artist

Dawngate (2014)
Level Designer
Senior Artist

The Sims 4 (2014)
Associate Art Director
Senior Artist

Dead Space 3 (2013)
Senior Technical Artist

Battlefield 4 (2013)
Art Director
Senior Environment Artist

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Lead Environment Artist

DarkSpore (2011)
Lead Level Designer
Designer

Dead Space 2 (2011)
Cinematics Craft Director
Technical Artists 

Need for Speed: The Run (2011)
Lead Environment Artist

The Sims 3 Pets (2011)
3D-Modeler
Texture Artist
Environment Artist

Dante’s Inferno (2010)
Designer, Technical Artist

The Godfather II (2009)
Technical Artist
World Designer Lead
World Designers
Animation Director
Character Technical Director
Mission Designer
Interior Artist
Quality Assurance tester

The Sims 3 (2009)
Art Director
Lead Producer
3D Environment Artist

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (2009)
Environment Design

My Sims Agents (2009)
Level designer
Environment Artist
Texture Artist

Dead Space (2008)
Technical Artist

The Sims: Castaway Stories (2008)
VP of Operations

Need for Speed:Undercover (2008)
Art Lead

Halo Wars (2009)
Sequence Lead

Gears of War 3 (2011)
Sr Character Artist
Sr. Level Designer

Gears of War 2 (2008)
Level Designer
Sr. Character Artist

Gears of War (2007)
Level Designer
Sr. Character Artist

Lucidity (2009)
Original Concept Artist

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2010)
System Designer
Environment Artist
Concept Artist

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2009)
Systems Designer
Environment Artist

Halo Reach (2010)
Animators

Halo Wars (2009)
Sequence Lead

Hellgate: London (2007)
Artist

Red Dead Redemption (2010)
Lead Ambient Designer

Knack (2013)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (2011)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

KillZone 3 (2011)
Lead Animator

Resistance: Burning Skies (2011)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Modnation Racers (2010)
Lead Animator

Sonic the Hedgehog 4:Episode (2010)
Technical Artist

God of War III (2010)
Graphic Designer
3D Artist
Technical Artist

MAG (2010)
Sound Designer

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
Lead Animator

inFamous (2009)

Flower (2009)
Graphic Designer
3D Artist
Technical Artist

Yakuza (2009)
3D Artist

LittleBigPlanet (2009)
3D Artist
Technical Artist

Lord of the Rings Online (2008)
World Builder Environment Artist

SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals: Confrontation (2008)
Lead Sound Designer

God of War II (2007)
Enviorment Artist

Red Faction: Armageddon (2011)
Technical Director
Additional Art
Motion Capture Stage Supervisor
Pipeline
Motion Capture Operator

Saints Row 2 (2009)
Animator

Blast Monkey (2009) by Yobonja!
Founders & Game Creators

Fieldrunners (2008) by Subatomic Studios
Founder & Game Creator, Designer

Films

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Black Widow

Toy Story 4

Incredibles 2
Technical Director

Coco
Technical Director

Moana

 

Frozen Fever Short
Character Technical Director

Poltergeist
Pre Visual Artist

Edge of Tomorrow
Pre Visual Artist

Big Hero 6
Character Technical Director

Godzilla
Pre Visual Designer

Maleficent
Pre Visual Designer

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Lighting
Layout
Stereoscopic
Operations System Administration

Pacific Rim
Animator

Thor: The Dark World
Pre Visual Artist

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Pre Visual Artist

Frozen
Character Technical Director

The Croods

The Avengers
Video Playback Engineer
Digital Modeler

Battleship
Pre Visual Designer

Life of Pi
Lead Technical Animator
Technical Animator
Compositor
Render i/o Coordinator

Snow White and the Huntsman
Technical Animation Lead
Technical Animator
Creature Animator
Technical Director
Render i/o Coordinator
Animators

Red Dawn
Animator
Render i/o Coordinator

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Post-viz Artist

The Cabin in the Woods
Render i/o Coordinators
Video Playback Engineer

Red Riding Hood
Render i/o Coordinators

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Technical Animation Lead
Technical Animators
Digital Effects Artist
Digital Artist
Render i/o Coordinator
Animator
Layout Artist

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Technical Animator

Hop (2011)
Animator
Technical Animators
Render i/o Coordinators
Rigger
Visual Effects Artist
Compositor

Kung Fu Panda 2
Lead Lighter
Technical Resource Administrator

Moneyball
Video Playback Engineer
Compositor

Puss in Boots
Technical Resource Administrator
Lighting Technical Assistant
Additional Lighting Lead

Green Lantern
Animator

Battle: Los Angeles
Digital Artist

Arthur Christmas
Senior Character Animator

Alice in Wonderland
Animators
Lighting Technical Director
Matchmover

Toy Story 3
Digital Artist

Megamind
Lead Lighter
Layout Artist

Shrek Forever After
Crowds Supervisor
Lighting Artist
Layout Artist

How to Train Your Dragon
Lead Technical Director

Predators
Visual Effects

Yogi Bear
Technical Animator

Machete
Visual Effects

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D
Technical Animator

Night at the Museum:
Battle of the Smithsonian
Animation Lead

Monsters vs Aliens
Lighting Artist
Animator

Up
Animator

G-Force
Pre-Visualization

Friday the 13th
Tracking Artist

Land of the Lost
Visual Effects Artist

Avatar
Rapid Prototype Artist

Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs
Lighting/Compositing Artist

Aliens in the Attic
Character Animation

Alvin and the Chipmunks:
The Squeakquel
Technical Animator, Visual Effects Artist

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Digital Artist

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Animator

Madagascar:
Escape 2 Africa
Animator, Layout Artist

Kung Fu Panda
Lead Technical Animator

Bolt
Modeler

Speed Racer
Visual Effects Artist

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Look Development Character Director

Open Season 2
Character Animator

Iron Man
Digital Suit Sculpting & Design Department

The Incredible Hulk
Character Animator
Post Visualisation Artist
Digital Effects Artist

Superman Returns
Lighting & Compositing Artist

Charlotte’s Web
Lighting Artist

Eight Below
Digital Artist

Over the Hedge
Technical Director
Lighting Artist

Flushed Away
Technical Director
Technical Resource Administrator

Open Season
Technical Resource Administrator

Snakes on a Plane
Lighting Technical Director

The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lighting & Compositing Artist, Technical Director

Lilo & Stitch 2:
Stitch Has a Glitch
Digital Artist

Star Wars: Episode III
Revenge of the Sith
Digital Artist

Fantastic Four
CG Supervisor
Digital Artist
Digital Effects Artist
Technical Director

Madagascar
Technical Director
Lightning

King Kong
Digital Effects Artist

The Legend of Zorro
CGI Artist

Mulan II
CGI Lead

Spider-Man 2
Technical Director

The Polar Express
Lighting Technical Director, Technical Director

Shrek 2
Animation Technical Director
Final Layout
Render Wrangler
Paint Fix/Completion

Hellboy
Digital Artist

The Day After Tomorrow
Computer Graphics Artist

Lemony Snicket’s
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Computer Graphics Artist

Blade: Trinity
Rotoscoping

The Matrix Revolutions
Technical Director

Finding Nemo
Animator

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Light
Layout
Stereoscopic
Operations System Administration

Men in Black II
Computer Graphics Artist

Spider-Man
Color and Lighting

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Computer Graphics Artist

Shrek
Animator

Monsters Inc.
Animator

Dungeons and Dragons
Digital Artist

Toy Story 2
Animator

Antz
Animator

A Bug’s Life
Animator

Toy Story
Animator

Audio

Fenwick & West
Lead Audio
Video Specialist

Ineffable Music Group
Artist Management
Mix Engineering

Apple
Core Audio Software Engineering

Sonoma Wire Works
President
Audio Software Engineer

Nest
Audio Data Acquisition

Cryptic Studios
Sound Designer

Microsoft
Senior Audio Designer

Sony Computer Entertainment
Sound Designer
Sound Recording

Lair (2007)
Sound Design
Audio Scripting

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (2007)
Sound Design

Alumni Contact

As one might expect from an institution that first opened its doors in 1888, USV has developed many important sets of relationships through the years. One of the most important groups to any long lasting institution are its alumni. USV alumni span many generations and careers; they have worked on everything from particle accelerators to movies. In fact, one of our alumni—who worked for NASA—developed the longest conveyer belt in the world, which carries the space shuttle to its launch pad.

For questions regarding alumni, please contact:
Jason Arana
Director of Career Services
jarana@usv.edu