Matt Bonaccorsi
Matt Bonaccorsi
Design and sculpture in all dimensions
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Summary

I'm a freelance 3D designer and sculptor specialising in bas-relief design.
I have 25 years experience, mainly in the coin and medal industry.
My work covers designing for collectible products, as well as currency for government banks, and bespoke designs for precious metals collectors

I originally trained as a jeweller and silversmith, then undertook an apprenticeship in hand engraving at the British Royal Mint in 1996. I worked there as a coin designer until 2011, becoming Chief Engraver in 2004.
During that time, I was technical advisor to the Royal Committee for UK coins, and also design advisor to the London 2012 Olympic medal team.

I was in on the ground floor of the shift from traditional sculpting to CAD within the coin industry, so my experience is a parallel of hand skills and computer skills.

In 2012, I went freelance to provide bas-relief designs and sculptures to an international client base.

My working life has always involved designing in a busy commercial environment, so I'm a down-to-earth designer, who values creative effort, but also knows how to apply skills in the right way to hit budgets and deadlines.

Technical skills and experience include bas-relief carving in metal, clay plaster or digital; sketching and illustration, product development and design.
Digital proficiencies (in varying degrees) - Zbrush, Blender, Modo, Artcam/Carveco, Corel Painter, and Affinity Designer/Photo.

Skills

SculptingProduct DesignSketching

Software proficiency

Illustrator
Illustrator
Mischief
Mischief
Modo
Modo
Painter
Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
ZBrush
ZBrush
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo

Reel