DUY NGUYEN :: VFX Supervisor / Creative Director / VFX and Design Artist
making images unseen by the naked camera since 1996
After drawing and painting his whole life, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and began his career in Chicago in 1996 at Filmworkers where he gained the skills to operate the newest digital technology and worked with some of the world’s largest advertising agencies – Leo Burnett, DDB, Ogilvy & Mather and Foote, Cone and Belding. Feeling the need to expand and grow he relocated to Los Angeles in 2000 where he worked with design studios such as Imaginary Forces, Yu+co, Brand New School and Motion Theory and vfx studios such as Ring of Fire and Hydraulx.
Duy built an impressive resume while continuing to rise to Visual Effects Supervisor on set and off set, overseeing staffs of 2D and 3D artists. Some of the projects that he has lead and/or supervised are commercial campaigns for US Marines, Coca Cola, Playstation 2, Budweiser and Honda as well as feature films Day After Tomorrow, Constantine, War of the Worlds, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, and Looneytunes: Back in Action.
In 2006-2009 as Owner/Creative Directive of Hi-ground Media, he lead projects for such clients as Nintendo, Honda, Sony, Nissan, Subway, Michelob, Samsung, Phillip Morris and Western Union. He also lead the work on TV shows that include Medium, Fear Itself, Cane, Angela’s Eyes, Kill Point & Dexter as well as several independent films.
Currently, he has joined Danny Yoon and Mike Pryor at 1pt1 vfx in Santa Monica. Primary tools are Autodesk Flame, Lustre, Adobe Creative Suite, Maya and many others tools of creativity.