Mark Dyson

3D Animator, Artist & Owner, Spinland Studios, LLC 
Utica, New York Area, NY, United States  |  Animation
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About Mark
Status: Crafting, rigging and animating a new 3D character


Let's cut to the chase: motion graphics sell. They catch the eye, they demand attention. They bespeak the company who employs them as big time.

They can also be expensive as Hell.

Let Spinland Studios help you get the good stuff without breaking your marketing budget. We are CNY, we live CNY, and we understand the reality of the CNY market. Let the big cities charge those crazy rates, we know better (and we'll make you look just as good anyway). We leverage the power and magic of 3D computer modeling and animation to take your brand, your message, your vision to places that right now you can only imagine.

We can go beyond just affordable, high end animation and help you integrate your shiny new moving message into your web site, your Facebook page, or wherever. We're not just 3D modelers, animators, and graphic designers: we're also savvy software and website coders.

Check out some of our stuff on our web site. Convince yourself we can deliver; we'll help you see how you can afford it when you're ready.

Let us help you break out of the static marketing box and bring your brand to life. Contact me and let's talk.

Resumé / Bio


Creative, seasoned, multi-disciplined, professional freelance 3D modeler/rigger/animator, graphic designer and software engineer; always interested in meeting new challenges. Adapt and overcome!


Spinland Studios, LLC 2010 - Present
Founder and Owner. Duties include: crafting dynamic 2D and 3D computer characters and animations for television commercials, web advertising, professional presentations and other branding and advertising applications; creating and rendering custom 3D models for product pre-visualization and static marketing materials; designing and developing dynamic, data driven and interactive web based applications for data visualization, national defense, product or brand marketing, and numerous other end use cases; creating custom graphic designs for corporate and personal applications, including custom fantasy artwork.

Northrop Grumman Corporation 2004 - 2011
Visualization Engineer. Duties included: modify and maintain mission-level modeling & simulation software, including the Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) suite. Design and construct mission scenarios for experiments in command & control research. Work as part of a team to apply cutting-edge techniques and tools in a human centered computing environment involving human computer interaction with computer generated entities to provide revolutionary situational awareness and recommended courses of action to the war fighter. Construct 3D models and illustrations to support complex concepts in geospatial portrayal standards. Evaluate and recommend modifications to existing digital mapping and portrayal standards. Design and maintain graphic images to augment existing libraries, such as MIL-STD 2525B. Evaluate and recommend new technologies for use in geospatial portrayal concepts and applications. Design and implement special-purpose applications in support of geospatial features portrayal using languages such as Java, C, or Visual Basic.

simTECH Flight Design, Ltd 2002 - 2004
3D Modeler and Animator. Duties included constructing and animating 3D aircraft models for real-time simulation and gaming applications.

United States Air Force 1978 - 2002
Active Duty Airman and Officer. Retired honorably after over 23 years of service. Duties included foreign language translation (German and Korean) for special intelligence, airborne combat crew on electronic warfare aircraft, operations research in wide- and local-area network optimization, and directed research in advanced visualization and simulation methods.


Master of Science in Computer Science 1997
The Air Force Institute of Technology. Concentrations in artificial intelligence, modeling & simulation, and 3D graphics/animation

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences 1991
The Ohio State University. Concentrations in electrical engineering and interactive graphics

Directed Studies in Game Art 2012
Sessions College for Professional Design. Advanced studies in Photoshop and 3D modeling/animation


- Creating dynamic animated content for advertising, technical illustrations, product pre-visualization and demonstrations, presentations, and a variety of other applications.

- Creating, texturing, rigging and animating custom 3D models based on original or existing designs. Designing and programming dynamic, data-driven, interactive web applications for a variety of end use cases.

- Designing and developing high-end websites, specializing in custom coding animated, interactive, and other special features.

- Graphic design for corporate or personal images.

- Experienced software developer in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, JQuery Mobile, PHP, and MYSQL.

3D Tools: Lightwave 3D, Rhinoceros 3D, 3D-Coat, Vue

2D Tools: Photoshop Extended, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Xara Designer Pro

Programming Languages: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, JQuery Mobile, PHP, and MYSQL

Work Experience


Sessions College for Professional Design
Directed Studies, Game Art

U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology
MS, Computer Science

The Ohio State University
BS, Computer & Information Sciences


Interests: Golf, 3D modeling/animation, acoustic guitar, mountain biking
Honors / Awards: President, Board of Advisers, Advantage US Vets, Inc

Board of Directors, Mohawk Valley Advertising Club

Small Business Council, Greater Utica Area Chamber of Commerce

VA-certified Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

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This profile was last updated on 2/1/2016 4:40:33 PM

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