About Grant Diffendaffer

I’m a multidisciplinary artist and designer with a focus on environment art and photogrammetry. Located in Portland, OR, I provide 3D digital capture and fabrication services and consulting. I’m a seasoned professional with a developed artistic eye, an empathetic team-member, and I’m ready to help take your next project to the next level. Read more to learn more or Reach Out Now

As an artist I am drawn to creative frontiers, as I find this the most dynamic and fruitful realm for exploration. While skilled at traditional craft, my focus has always been new tools and materials.

After a career in studio art, creative growth sparked by group art, and another career in digital fabrication, I’m pivoting to Photogrammetry and Digital Environment Art. My dream and intention is to apply these disciplines to stop-motion animation, while continuing to draw on my diversity of experience.

I’m interested in all opportunities that allow me to most fully employ my creative skillset, including film, animation, video games, commercial video, immersive experience design, projection mapping, cultural heritage photogrammetry, rapid prototyping, bespoke design, visual storytelling, communications, art direction, and project management.

I’m available for hire full or part-time, freelance contract or consulting. Reach out via my Contact Page and let’s create!

See more while you are here! My Portfolio Page has imagery from over 20 years worth of my creative output, beginning with polymer clay, moving through collaborative environmental work (especially large scale immersive art with the Five Ton Crane Arts Collective), including my digital craft work with CNC embroidery 3D printing and metal clay, and culminating with my most recent photogrammetry and environment art.

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Software Skills

Reality Capture, Unreal Engine, Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premier, Twinmotion, Rhino, CAD / CAM, 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry, Texturing, Material Authoring, Environment Art, Lighting, Cinematics, Motion Control Firmware.

Hardware Skills

Photography, 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, Large Format Industrial Pellet Printing, Resin Printing, Laser Cutting, CNC Router, CNC Embroidery, Sewing Machine, CNC Wire-Bender, ZUND, Knife Cutting, Microcontrollers and Electronics, Firmware, Motion Control, Windows, Mac, Linux, Shop Tools, Jewelry Tools, Soldering, Polymer Recycling, Filament Production, Hand Tools, Fork Lift, Configuration, Calibration, Operation and Troubleshooting.

Soft Skills

Design Thinking: Empathize; Define; Ideate; Prototype; Test.
Listening, Communication, Teamwork, Collaboration, Creativity, Visualization, Brainstorming, Research, Analysis, Synthesis, Problem Solving, Adaptability, Hardworking Determination.