Jonathon Varner – 3D Modeler

Senior 3d Manager, Mountain View, California


As skilled 3D Modeler and Technical Artist, I enjoy creating both hard surface environments and organic character modeling. With a solid understanding of human anatomy and 3D space, I believe my skill set and diverse background in visual arts make me both a good candidate and a good fit for any 3d modeling position. I am comfortable learning new software and taking on tough challenges.


Organic and Hard surface 3d modeling | Texturing | Character Rigging | Lighting & Rendering (Mental Ray) | Scripting | Video Editing – FVX | Maya | Zbrush | Web-GL


InsideMaps, Inc.

  • Senior 3D Manager
  • 2014 – Present

Design Reactor

  • Senior 3D Modeler/Technical Artist
  • June 2010 – March 2015 (4 years 10 months)
  • Responsible for 3d modeling, texturing, lighting and integration of CG elements for corporate advertising and other digital media.

California Academy of Sciences

  • 3d Modeler (Contract)
  • March 2010 – July 2011 (1 year 5 months) 3D Modeler
  • Responsible for modeling High Definition cellular structures for the film “Life: A Cosmic Story”

Freelance/Independent Artist

  • November 2007 – January 2010 (2 years 3 months)
  • 3d modeling, texturing, and lighting on several independent films

The Gun Shop

  • 3D Modeler
  • August 2008 – October 2008 (3 months)
  • Responsible for 3d modeling and 3d model optimization for corporate advertising


  • 3D Modeler/Rigger
  • December 2007 – August 2008 (9 months)
  • Responsible for 3d modeling, texturing, lighting, and integration of CG elements. Was also responsible for scripting of redundant tasks and scene optimization

Inked Studios

  • Technical Artist
  • September 2006 – December 2007 (1 year 4 months)
  • Responsible for the 3d modeling of low poly digital assets of their products for an online product showcase as well as scripting and interactive Flash interface to connect clients to real-time rendering technologies


Academy of Art University
Master of Fine Arts, VFX · (2006 – 2009)