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 also coach 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/

My collaboration as Teaching Artist with Feel Good Arts School,
Weekly Drop-In Classes on Sketching and Imagination, via Zoom
https://www.feelgoodarts.org/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
ZBrush
ZBrush
Arnold
Arnold
Unity
Unity
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
Procreate
Procreate
Mischief
Mischief
Harmony
Harmony
Toon Boom Studio
Toon Boom Studio
Animate
Animate

Experience

  • Docent, Senior Lecturer at Breda University of Applied Science, Bachelor of Creative Media and Game Technologies
    Breds, Netherlands
    February 2022 - Present

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

  • Digital Art Instructor & Educational Coach at Cristina Teaching Art (Independent Training in Digital Art)
    May 2019 - Present

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

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

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

  • 3D Character Animator at Arconys Studio (Animation and Games Productions Studio)
    online (Los Angeles), United States of America
    February 2014 - April 2014

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

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

  • Blogger, Owner, 2D & 3D Animator at Animatic Blog (Animation Blog and Resources Platform)
    Bucharest, Romania
    April 2009 - October 2013

  • 2D Educational Game Artist at Nord University College, Faculty of Multimedia Technologies
    online (Steinkjer), Norway
    December 2012 - May 2013

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

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

  • 3D Designer, Modeller, Rigger at Arsenalet (Creative Industry Cluster)
    Viborg, Denmark
    August 2011 - April 2012

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

  • 2D & 3D Animator, Designer at Inbox Software (Digital Media Productions)
    Bucharest, Romania
    February 2006 - January 2011

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