Cristina Zoica Dumitru
Cristina Zoica Dumitru
University Lecturer, Artist, Coach
Kristiansand, Norway

About

Hi! I’m Cristina,

I'm kind of from different worlds. I've been educated as an engineer where there are only specific ways of doing things. But then I've always been attracted by the visual creativity where there are no boundaries for self-expression. I have two passions, art and the human mind, and if you think about it both are limitless.

I have professional experience as Academic Leader, University Lecturer, Studio Instructor and Digital Artist in Interactive Media.

I'm also coaching artists which are aiming to break into the creative industries or just to learn a new skill. My coaching is personalized and unique to each individual and will show you how to observe and apply the knowledge that has an impact on creating personal artwork but then, these aspects also have a great impact on your personal life as well. Absolutely everything is connected.

Contact me through my website and I'll get back to you very fast:
https://www.cristinateachingart.com/#contact

Check out my Website and Blog:
https://www.cristinateachingart.com/

My courses on Udemy:
https://www.udemy.com/user/cristina-zoica-dumitru/

Skills

Academic ManagemntAcademic TeachingE-teachingStudio TrainingPublic SpeakingTeam ManagementProject ManagementEducational CoachingVisual DevelopmentCourse DevelopmentCharacter AnimationCharacter DesignConcept ArtIllustrationSketchingDrawing3D Modeling3D SculptingDigital Painting

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Lightroom
Lightroom
Arnold
Arnold
ZBrush
ZBrush
Nomad Sculpt
Nomad Sculpt
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
Procreate
Procreate
Mischief
Mischief
Harmony
Harmony
Toon Boom Studio
Toon Boom Studio
Animate
Animate
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Unity
Unity

Experience

  • Digital Art Instructor & Educational Coach at Cristina Teaching Art, Digital Art Training
    online, Kristiansand, Norway
    May 2019 - Present

  • Teaching Artist in Sketching and Imagination at Feel Good Arts School
    online, Alasaka, USA
    December 2021 - September 2022

  • Docent, Senior Lecturer at Breda University of Applied Science, Faculty of Creative Media & Game Technologies, Visual Arts Dep
    online, Breda, Netherlands
    February 2022 - August 2022

  • Adjunct Professor, Course Director at Uppsala University, Faculty of Arts, Game Design Department
    online, Visby, Sweden
    August 2020 - April 2021

  • Degree Program Leader at Noroff University College, Faculty of Interactive Media, Games and Animation Department
    Kristiansand, Norway
    November 2016 - December 2017

  • Assistant Professor & Course Leader at Noroff University College, Faculty of Interactive Media, Games and Animation Department
    Kristiansand, Norway
    July 2014 - December 2017

  • 3D Animator at Arconys, Animation and Games Studio
    online, LA, United States of America
    February 2014 - April 2014

  • TV Series Animation Instructor, Course Creator at Froggy Hearth, Animation Studio
    Chisinau, Moldova
    November 2013 - February 2014

  • Co-Founder, Art Director at The Small Island, Educational Games-Based Learning Platform
    Bucharest,Romania / Viborg,Denmark, Denmark
    August 2011 - November 2013

  • Blogger, Owner at Animatic Blog, Animation Blog and Resources Platform
    Bucharest, Romania
    April 2009 - October 2013

  • Educational Game Artist at Nord University College, Faculty of Multimedia Technologies, Games Department
    online, Steinkjer, Norway
    December 2012 - May 2013

  • Assistant Professor at Nord University College, Faculty of Multimedia Technologies, Games Department
    Steinkjer, Norway
    August 2012 - December 2012

  • 2D Animator at Ink Apache Studio, Animation Studio
    online, Madrid, Spain
    October 2012 - November 2012

  • 3D Artist at Arsenalet, Creative Industry Cluster
    Viborg, Denmark
    August 2011 - April 2012

  • 2D Artist at The Open Workshop, Developemnt Center for Media Projects
    Viborg, Denmark
    December 2011 - February 2012

  • 2D, 3D Artist at Inbox Software, Digital Media Production
    Bucharest, Romania
    February 2006 - January 2011

  • Electrical Engineer Intern at Technosoft Motion, Development of Technologies for Inteligent Drives
    Bucharest, Romania
    February 2009 - September 2010