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Damiano De Cataldo

Lead 3D Vehicle Artist

About me

Hello World!
I live in Barcelona, Spain and work at Gameloft as a Lead 3D Vehicle Artist. 
My previous career as car designer helps me to understand proportions and volumes easily.
After a few years of automotive experience in companies like Pininfarina and Alstom, 
I decided to move into Computer Graphics, my greatest passion.
Since 2013 I have been working in videogames and I’m currently managing a group of 3 artist
for one of the biggest Gameloft IPs: Asphalt 9.

Work experience
Gameloft - Lead Vehicle Artist

Barcelona, Spain     September 2018 – current position

Leading the vehicle team group, composed by 3 artists plus me. Responsable for production planning on all its aspects, from internal models production to oursourcing, licensing and comunication between internal teams (programming, 2D, prodcution)

Gameloft - Principal Vehicle Artist

Barcelona, Spain     January 2018 – August 2018

Managing the vehicle team group. Outsourcing and licensing responsabilities.

Responsable for models quality and functionality in the game.


Gameloft - Vehicle Artist

Barcelona, Spain     June 2014 – December 2016

Modeling and texturing vehicle for Asphalt 8, the racing videogame for mobile phones. 


Milestone - Vehicle Artist

Milano, Italy     Mar 2013 – Jun 2014

All things needed to create a veichle and make it works inside the game.

- MotoGP
- WRC 4


Autodesk Maya

3D Studio Max



Autodesk Alias




Unreal Engine 4

Unity 5


Substance suite

Quixel DDo






Adobe Premiere

Adobe After Effects




Team Leading

Problem solving



Vehicle design



Python programming



Italian (mother tongue)





Maga Animation Studio - Junior TD

Monza, Italy     Jul 2012 – Dec 2012

Maya modeling and rigging, cloth and particles dynamics, comp with Nuke and After effects.
- TV series: "Acqua in Bocca" (modeling and rigging)
- Short movie "Birgale" (Lighitng, dynamics)
- Music clip "La paura" by Gran Tursimo Veloce. (Match moving and compositing with Nuke)
- App Game "Gormiti" (3D model optimization for mobile and rigging)
- Advertising for "Italo treno" (Modeling)

Artists I like
Spadaconcept - Lead 3D modeler, Designer

Torino, Italy     Jan 2010 – May 2012

Design for car industry adn Surface modeling with Alias Surface Studio
- E mobility project (Xenova Terryman)
- Codatronca (Modeling and refine of the current car model)
- Codatronca Barchetta (Modeling of the new car and design of mechanical parts with Ercole Spada)

Alstom - Junior Designer

Paris, France     Sep 2009 – Nov 2009

Styling and design of new concepts for railway transportation.
- Livery design for High Speed train
- Styling and design for a new railway transport (Project insert in the "presentation book" for Niece

F&F studio - Junior Designer, CAS modeler

Torino, Italy     Jan 2009 – Aug 2009

Design, styling and modeling for transportation concepts such as cars and boats.

Fabiano Di Liso

Lead 3D artist

Mauro Fanelli

Conept artist

2010 - present

2010 - present

Pininfarina - 3D CAS modeler

Cambiano, Italy     Aug 2008 – Oct 2008

3D Surface modeler with Alias Automotive Studio.
- Project B0, the electric car between Pininfarina and Bollorè.

Virtual Reality And Multimedia Park

Torino, Italy     Sep 2010 – Jun 2012

VFX oriented school.
Maya, Nuke, Mudbox for movie production.
Modeling, rigging and dynamics, compositing and After FX.

Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED)

Torino, Italy     Sep 2006 – Jun 2009

Diploma in CAR DESIGN. 3 years studying concept design for transportation and automotive. Thesis Project done with Aston Martin.

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