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Emmanuel Marenco

3D Character Artist

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Emmanuel Marenco is a skilled 3D artist with a background in the animation industry and game industry. He graduated from the Art Institute of California – Orange County in 2007 and has since gained 15+ years of experience in the field. He started his career with Super Villain Studios as a 3D Modeler with the launch of “Order Up!” for the Nintendo WII as his first professional release. From there he shifted to Nickelodeon Animation Studio as a Character Modeler, where he began his career in TV Animation.

He also worked with other big name companies like DreamWorks Animation as a Lead Character Modeler, as well as contributing his talents to a variety of shows, including "Critical Role - Vox Machina" for Amazon, "Wings of Fire" for Warner Brother Animation, and most recently "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" for Netflix Animation as a 3D Character Designer. While at DreamWorks, Emmanuel had the opportunity to work on DreamWorks' latest feature films "The Bad Guys" and "Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish" as a Feature Film Modeler. Every studio he has worked for has challenged him and pushed him to build a broad list of styles. He is thrilled to teach other artists how to identify good design and create models that are ready for production and will stand out in this high paced industry.


I really enjoyed learning from Emmanuel. He was very humble and knowledgeable. I can tell he put a lot of thought and time in using our face to face time wisely by addressing as many overall issues the class was having with their projects via his demos and lectures. He also made himself available for industry based questions that are so important, yet outside of the realm of just learning how to create.