Nadja Bonacina

Nadja Bonacina

Senior previs - vis dev - 3d Concept Asset Creator

Burbank, CA, United States

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3D Previs Modeler

Tiger's Apprentice (2024)

Visual Development Modeler

The Ark and the Aardvark (2024)

Additional Modelling

Sonic Prime (2022)


The Quarry (2022)

Previs Modeler

Morbius (2022)

Previsualization Modeler

Free Guy (2021)

3D Concept Modeler

What If...? (2021)

Previsualization Artist

Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

Previsualisation Artist

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)


Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Post Visualization Modeler

Aquaman (2018)

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Pre-Visualization Artist

Midnight Special (2016)

Previs Modeler

Furious 7 (2015)

Previs Modeler

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

Environment Modeler

Frozen (2013)


Puss in Boots (2011)


Shrek Forever After (2010)


Turbo (2009)

3d Modeler

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

3d Modeler

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)


Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Rough layout modeler

Bee Movie (2007)

Previs/Rough Layout Modeler

Over The Hedge (2006)

Effects Animation

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

CGI Animator

The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

3d Animation intern

The Rugrats Movie (1998)

Effects Artist

Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)

The Art School in Switzerland said, my style is too extreme and rejected my application. So I came to LA to pursue my dream of being an Animator. After graduating Film School, I landed at Klasky Csupo where I learned to model, toonshade, light, render, etc. At WB, I picked up how to do fx animation. Eight years at DreamWorks and a magical time at Disney Feature Animation trained me to be a skilled modeler. After an exciting transition to life action previs at Proof Inc and Digital Domain 2.0, I am currently back in Animation doing visdev models for Marvel Animation.
Work History
  • Vis Dev Modeler

    Marvel Animation Studios

    August 2020 - June 2023
    Burbank, CA, United States
  • 3D Artist

    Marvel Animation Studios

    August 2020 - November 2020

    What if...? Season 1

  • 3d Asset Modeler

    Paramount Animation

    December 2019 - August 2020
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • previs modeler / asset builder

    Digital Domain

    November 2018 - November 2019
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Asset Modeler

    Proof Inc

    August 2018 - October 2018
    Los Angeles, California, US
  • Previs Artist

    Digital Domain

    July 2018 - August 2018
    Playa Vista, CA
  • Asset Modeler

    Digital Domain

    January 2018 - June 2018
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Visual Development Modeler

    Unified Pictures

    June 2017 - January 2018
  • Proxy Modeler / Previs Aritst

    Rovio Animation Company

    February 2014 - March 2017

    Creating Proxy Models and Previs for the Angry Birds Movie

  • Previs Modeler

    Proof Inc

    November 2013 - January 2014

    Creating Assets and Previs for Night at the Museum 3, Leviathan Intel CES 2014 Keynote presentation and Midnight Special.

  • Previs Modeler

    Proof Inc

    June 2013 - October 2013

    Modeling & texturing Previs assets, action blocking, rigging and fx animation for Fast and Furious 7.

  • Modeler

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    January 2013 - June 2013

    Modeling of environments and props on "Frozen"

  • Modeler

    DreamWorks Animation

    October 2004 - December 2012

    Modeled environments, props, characters and clothing. Did 3 years of previs modeling as well and some visual development.

  • Cg Effects Animator

    Warner Bros.

    March 2004 - October 2004

    Modeling and animation. Toonshading. Compositing and effects.

  • Cgi Digital Artist

    Klasky Csupo

    2001 - 2003

    3d Modeling, lighting, shading, rendering, animation of props.

  • Popcorn Siggraph Trailer

    Gnomon School of Visual Effects

    2000 - 2001
  • Modeler/Animator

    Stardust Entertainment Gmbh

    September 1997 - December 1999

    Modeling and Animation.