Hi, I'm Charlie - a 3D Artist and Software Engineer from the UK. I've been producing Art and Software for roughly 7 years. Since the beginning, both passions have been about trying to express myself creatively in new and challenging ways.
I had previously focused on VJ-Visuals and Automotive & Aerospace Renders - with some of my most notable works receiving attention from online news outlets, educational influencers and music producers/artists. However, I felt trapped in this area of art - and decided to branch out into something which I felt represented my interests better.
I have no formal training in art - I just try to learn everything from online resources and trying to take inspiration from my favorite artists in Film, TV, Music and Books. Since making a New Year's Resolution in 2021 to watch 2 movies a week - I began to fall in love with film. As such, I felt inspired to create posters for some of the movies I watched.
One of my biggest ambitions at this point in my art journey is to hopefully get some of my work officially licensed for print. Another great passion of mine is collecting Blu-Rays and Steelbooks - so obviously I would love to design some packaging in the future!
Outside of art, I've been involved in Software and Technology for almost 7 years. Since building my first PC in 2015, I have been hooked on how the digital world around us works. This inspired me to study Computer Science at A-Level. Whilst my course was incredibly interesting, my teacher was poorly equipped to support the class. After many hours of self-study, I came away with a B and an award for the highest grade in the class.
As my A-Level experience of Computer Science wasn't sufficient to "scratch" that itch I had, I decided to further study CS at the University of Salford. Over the 3 years on campus, I learned an incredible amount of information about how to be an actual software engineer and the hidden details of computers. I also undertook an industrial placement year which was an incredible experience - throwing me in at the deep-end, and forcing me to learn about professional software development the hands-on way.
After graduating in 2021 with a First-Class Honors Degree in Computer Science, I have returned back to the company I completed my Placement Year with. I now work as part of a small software componentization team to create reusable and maintainable components for future projects.
Since January 2022, I've been trying to get into photography. It's something I've always had an interest in thanks to my Dad - I used to love playing around with his film cameras on family holidays as a kid. I've always thought that my time in the 3D Art world has given me a decent eye when it comes to composition and lighting, so photography seemed like the logical step for me in 2022.
You can check out my latest photos on my dedicated Instagram page @cburgpics