Ilya Garbuzov




  • 13 years experience in architectural 3d visualization and interior design, including 10 years of work for design studios and 3 years of freelance work. 

  • Excellent knowledge of all sides to architectural visualization: from pre-production and CAD drawings to photorealistic rendering and post-production, from modeling and texturing to picturesque lighting.

  • Objective: I’m looking for a position of CG Artist / 3D visualizer in creative and dynamic company in New Zealand. 

  • Current location: Moscow, Russia.

  • English proficiency level: Advanced Intermediate

Location: Moscow, Russia


mob.:  +7 926 737 11 41

skype: ilia.garbuzov

Main skills:


  • Expert knowledge of 3D software: Autodesk, 3ds Max, VRay, Corona Render, Cinema 4D

  • Extensive experience in construction drawings using Autodesk AutoCad, ArchiCad, Revit and CorelDraw; post production using Adobe Photoshop (all versions). 

  • Skilled in 3D walk-through animation using 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and video post production in Adobe AutoEffects. 

  • Experienced and creative interior, exterior and custom furniture designer

  • Member of the Russian and Easter European community of 3D designers with free access to 100,000+  high-quality models at 

Work experience:


Lead 3D visualizer // ADM Architects: 

Jul 2015 - present (7 months)     Moscow, Russia


ADM is one of the leading studios in Russia based in 2006 and specialized in contemporary city architecture. The portfolio includes dozens of fulfilled projects: residential buildings, hotels, office complexes, sports facilities and concert halls. 


ADM brought me invaluable experience of work in a big team of highly qualified professionals, in designing large scale projects like high-rise buildings, city quarters, embankments, business centers. Now I can possess myself not just as visualizer and modeler but as an experienced and creative architect. 


Most significant projects (I took part in exterior, interior and landscape designing and fulfilled 3D visualization and post-production):


  • Participation in the tender: the design of new hotel buildings of Mriya Resort and Spa 5* in Crimea (

  • Residential complex of three buildings in contemporary style in the Moscow city center.

  • Residential quarter in Moscow suburb: 500.000 m2, accommodating over 2000 people.

  • The complex of high-rise residential buildings in Moscow.


Freelance 3D visualizer and interior designer // My own business:

August 2012 - July 2015 (3 years)     Chiang Mai, Thailand / Moscow, Russia


After 9 years of working in design in Moscow, I decided to relocate to Thailand and start an independent design business. My studio offers assistance and project management of all stages of design work, from the development of design concepts to visualization, construction drawings and 3D rendering. Most of my customers are remote small-to-medium businesses from Moscow.  



Most significant projects:


  • Design project of a residential loft in Bangkok: I did all of concept development, detailed 3D visualization, finding the best way to present layout and lighting with particular attention to texturing and shading in heavy scene, including an animated walk-through tour (3ds Max). The goal was to achieve the ultimate photo-realistic look using Corona Render and Vray. 

  • Exteriors of two residential houses in Russia: I was responsible for the development of architectural concept and 3D visualization using Vray. The main focus was on realistic environment and landscaping while working with MultiScatter. I did some serious work with lighting – I created scenes in different times of the day and weather conditions.

  • A Moscow trade center “Lotus” in Moscow –This was an urgent order by a major Moscow developer as part of their tender preparation. I designed the concept and visualized (Vray) all the shopping areas, hallways, escalators and lifts, food courts and WCs. As basis I used the plans made by the lead architect in Autodesk Revit. The centre was 475,000m2 and had to be completed in four weeks. I am proud to say the deadline was met. 

  • Design projects of 3 residential apartments in Moscow, each between 45 sq.m. and 100 sq.m): The main problem was the development of stylish and functional interiors for very limited spaces. I was in charge of the development of the concept and planning solutions, furniture and decoration selection, 3D visualization using Vray and Corona Render. I created the full album of construction drawings using AutoCAD. I was received a special recognition award from a design portal in Russia as one the best 7 projects of 2014. 

  • A design project of 300 sq.m. townhouse in Moscow in a style of modern country: the most complicated part of the project was planning solution for a long narrow space. I developed concept, 3D rendering (Vray), construction and furniture drawings.

  • Some of my design projects were published in the Russian leading online magazine about interior design ( which helped me gain exposure and receive new orders. 



3D designer // FullDome Pro:  

Dec 2014 – May 2015 (6 months)     Chiang Mai, Thailand


A technology company based in Chiang Mai specializing in digital theaters and planetariums all over the world, providing high-end engineering, content production and distribution, as well as architectural design and facility control. The recruitment team of the company found me via and invited to join the company.


Work for FullDome gave me good experience in animation and concept development using Cinema 4D. During this time I developed and visualized 2 concepts of entertainment centers with spherical domes (Dinosaurium and Ocean World - interactive pavilions with video projectors and complicated lighting scheme). My concepts became a part of presentations for potential investors and took part in IAAPI EXPO 2015 in Mumbai (Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries). This was a great opportunity for me to work for a multinational company.



Art Director, Senior 3D visualizer // Architectural bureau “Belugina & Partners” 

June 2009 - August 2012 (3+ years)     Moscow, Russia


As a part of AB "Belugina & Partners" I created visualizations and took part in design project development of many houses, apartments, restaurants, bars, boutiques of various levels of complexity. I worked with 3ds Max and Vray, supervised the work of 2 modelers and performed models by myself.


The most remarkable projects: a luxury residence in Kamchatka, Major Auto - a car dealer center in Moscow, virtual concepts of all Alfa Romeo-Russia showrooms, the VIP lounge for a busy Russian airport, concept for a museum of the Russian leading gas corporation, interior of a senior bank in Moscow and many others. 


I also took part in creating pendant light “Air” that was rewarded silver medal in The International Design Awards (IDA) in Los Angeles (USA) and became a finalist in A’Design Award and Competitions (Italy).


For those 3 years I got important experience working with major clients (big corporations, banks and Russian billionaires, placing increased requirements to the quality of rendering).



Senior 3D visualizer, designer // Architectural bureau “Be-tone”

May 2006 - June 2009 (3+ years)     Moscow, Russia


Being a part of a young enthusiastic team I mostly dealt with 3D rendering of interiors and exteriors, both on my own and part of bigger, team projects. I also initiated and held the course “Basics of 3D graphics” for the team of “Be-tone”.


I took part in Russian architectural exhibitions and contests: Arch Awards 2007, Nayada arch challenge 2007, the Moscow Architects Union contest “Golden Section”. 



3D modeler & visualizer // Architectural bureau “Arch.Vision”: 

Mar 2003 – May 2006 (3+ years)     Moscow, Russia


I started as a junior modeler while still at University, and this was when I realized that I really want to do architectural visualization and interior design. Then I was taking my first steps in rendering and modeling. My other duties included images postproduction, logo and advertising design development.

  • 2000-2005
    Specialist Degree in Advertising and Multimedia Design
    Moscow State University of Culture and Arts
    A five-year degree from the Dept of Multimedia Directing and Advertising 

  • 2002
    Course 3DS MaxAutodesk // Educational Center 'Konstruktor", Moscow





Freehand drawing, photography, cycling, diving, hiking.