Associate Professor, Computer Animation

Email: mcentkowski@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-9628

Professional profile

Mike Centkowski has worked on many projects ranging from the development of a comic book to creating two 2D animated films which where shown at over 50 film festivals. He was invited to speak at a tech talk in SIGGRAPH in 2006, and worked on the development of Animation Software for Reallusion Studios. Centkowski has been teaching animations and game art courses for more than a decade. During this time he was able to complete several freelance projects for well known brands including: Animal Planet, Nissan, And White Castle. His writing has been published in 3D Artist Magazine (Issue 96) where his article focused on custom 3D character generation and ZBrush sculpting and painting. Centkowski transitions from his previous role as Animation Program Manager for Digital Media Arts College, to a member of Lynn University's faculty. He hopes to further develop his courses while leading the way on the path to integrating virtual reality into the classroom.


Education

BFA, Art Institutes of Fort Lauderdale
MFA, Miami International University of Arts and Design

Teaching philosophy

Mike Centkowski strives to make life-long learners out of his students. He uses his own personal experiences in the digital arts world to help his students achieve their own career goals. He has been in the industry for over 10 years and uses his achievements, and failures as tools to help others find their path in becoming the artist they know they can be.

Teaching specialties

2D Animation
3D Animation
Digital Sculpting
Game Art and Design
Filmmaking
Fine Art
Maya
Technical Direction
Video Editing
VR Development

Awards and honors

  • SIGGRAPH 2006 Tech Talk Presenter
  • 3D Artist Magazine Publication Issue 96 2016
  • FALL 2013 Faculty Member of the Semester
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