Eric S. Keller

3D Digital Artist and Creature Designer

Los Angeles CA

Professional Experience:

2020 - Present

  • Co founder and Instructor at ZBrush Jewelry Workshop (
  • Online private instruction for The Smithsonian Institute and UWorld
  • Freelance Scientific Visualization Artist and Animator for Digizyme 
    Projects currently in progress
  • Freelance Visual Effects artist for  FilmoGraph
    Projects include main title sequence for Stephen King's The Stand, Swamp Thing, and Blood Brothers.

2018 - 2020

  • CG Generalist at Griffith Observatory (Friends of the Observatory), Los Angeles CA 
    Responisble for modelling, texturing, rigging, and animating numerous elements for  aplanaterium show currently in production. Show is expected to debut in 2020.

2017 - 2018

  • Creative Development Artist and Instructor OTOY Inc, Los Angeles CA (
    Responsible for working with Octane Development team on artist education, promotion, tool development, and documentation. Currently developing a suite of instructional guides on Otoy's Octane integration into Unity ( as well as the Octane plug-ins for Maya, Cinema 4D and 3ds Max.

2008 - Present


  • Creature Modeler and Texture Artist Bad Robot/Kelvin Optical, Santa Monica CA (
    Created hero models for feature films including 10 Cloverfield Lane and Star Trek: Beyond. Created concept models and animatic sequences for additional film projects still in production

2012 - 2016

  • Lead Visualization Artist, Digizyme Inc., Los Angeles CA/Somerville MA (
    Lead Artist on E. O. Wilson's Life on Earth interactive digital biology textbook for Apple's Ipad. Created models and animations for visualization of leading biomedical research and education. Clients include Boston Museum of Science, Harvard Medical School, Life Science Industries, Hans Clevers, E O Wilson, The Howard Hughes Medical Instuitute.

2005 - Present

2004 - Present

1998 - 2005

  • Multimedia Specialist and Scientific Visualization Artist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bethesda MD
    Developed website design, Logo and Multimedia experiences for HHMI's Biointeractive,org. Created animation sequences to demostrate complex biological processes and reserach for leading HHMI investigators as part of HHMI's Holiday Lectures on Science.


  • Gnomon School of Visual Effects Extension Courses 2005-2007
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Music Florida State University Class of 1994

Special Training