ADAM SHEFKI – PROJECT PORTFOLIO

HERE’S THE ELEVATOR PITCH:

I’m a former-attorney-turned-maker who moved to California from New Jersey in March of 2019. I have been making original and replica props under the aegis of Fused Creations since early 2014. My passion for this kind of creative work grew to eclipse my interest in practicing law, so I retired my license in 2019 and moved west to pursue a career in LA’s creative industry.

I’m very familiar with 3D printing and modeling, I’m handy with electronics. I know my way around molding and casting projects. I’m decent at graphics design and video editing work, I know enough web design to put this bullshit together, and boy do I have a head for wigs. If that’s not enough to sell you on me, I’d invite you to browse some of my other information and a sampling of a few of the projects I’ve worked on below.

Sort projects by category or type:
  • Borderlands 3: Calypso Twins Statues

  • Borderlands 3: Vault Hunter Statues

  • BENTHOS - Creature Costume / Mask

  • Final Fantasy XIV - Antiquated Murgleis - Replica Sword

  • Final Fantasy XIV - Antiquated Murgleis - Focus Orb

  • GOTG Star Lord - Replica Blaster

  • The Ancient Magus Bride - 'Elias' Mask and Cane

  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Immortan Joe Replica Costume

  • Sea of Thieves - Replica Ebon Flintlock Model

  • GOTG Replica Infinity Orb

  • Sanctified Frost Witch Regalia Mask

  • Ancient Hero Statuette

  • Fallout Overlay Creation Kit

  • Blade Runner 2049 - Replica Badge

  • Fallout Vault Scene Transitions

  • Mech Hangar and Cockpit Overlay Assets

  • Titanfall - Replica Data Knife

  • Titanfall - Replica Arc Grenade

  • Titanfall - Replica Pilot Jump Kit

  • GOTG Star Lord - Replica Sony Walkman

  • Overwatch - DVa Replica Headsets

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

  • Modeled, designed, and printed a huge assortment of 3D parts. Nearly every project undertaken by the company involved some element of digital design and engineering, and I was involved with much of this work.
  • Maintained, repaired, and upgraded a room of 14 different 3D printers that formed the backbone of the company's digital production. These machines ranged from consumer models to five-figure, high-volume industrial printers.
  • Operated and maintained company's primary CNC router. I prepared models for milling and carved those forms out of foam, wood, and other materials on a nearly daily basis.
  • Programmed and installed LED lighting, arduino, and other electrical components.
  • Digitally designed, manufactured, and fabricated numerous costume, prop, or collectible items for both businesses and individual clients.
  • Drafted and negotiated contract terms for services to be performed and managed creative projects with other artists and professionals.
  • Created props and costumes for production and film through William Paterson University's Student Film Association.
  • Prepared and reviewed client documents including business contracts, leases, service agreements, real estate transactions, estate planning documents, depositions, and property settlement agreements.
  • Routinely and successfully represented clients in Civil, Family, and Municipal court appearances throughout the northern New Jersey area.
  • Not even slightly what I'm interested in doing anymore, but listed here mostly so that you know I know how to run a business and I'm not afraid of responsibility.
    ... Also that I've got a closet full of suits I'm looking for an excuse to wear.
I am capable and have experience with the following software(s):

  • 3D Studio Max
  • Pixologic ZBrush
  • Autodesk Netfabb
  • Simplify3D
  • Cura
  • Slic3r
  • Vectric VCarve
  • ArtSoft Mach3
  • Peopoly Asura
  • Formlabs PreForm
  • Autodesk Meshmixer
  • Autodesk EAGLE
  • Inkscape
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Media Encorder
  • Arduino IDE
  • OBS Studio / Streamlabs OBS
  • Artec Studio
  • RealityCapture
  • 3DF Zephyr
I have used, repaired, maintained, and upgraded various mills, CNC machines, lasers, and 3D printers, including:

  • Makergear M2
  • Creality CR-10S / S4
  • Raise3D N2 Plus
  • Ultimaker 3 Extended
  • Lulzbot Taz 6
  • Lulzbot Mini 2
  • Makerbot Replicator 2
  • Peopoly Moai / M200
  • Formlabs Form 2
  • 3DPlatform Workseries 100
  • Avid CNC Pro4896 Router
  • K40 Laser Cutter / Engraver
  • Universal Laser Systems PLS6.75
  • Artec EVA 3D Scanner
  • I've got a handle on basic mold-making skills and have regularly operated vacuum degassers, pressure pots, and similar equipment.
  • I am capable with programming tasks in C++ (mostly with regard to Arduino or similar) and JavaScript.
  • I understand HTML, PHP, CSS, and other web-centric development to smash together this site in a mostly-functional way.
  • I've worked with an assortment of photogrammetry software and have some experience using scanning and capture hardware on people and props.
  • I have been toying with Photoshop and After Effects for years and have a pretty good foundation when it comes to image and video editing, manipulation, or compositing.
  • Most importantly: I learn very quickly on my feet.
Where all the money got spent to turn me into something resembling an adult.

  • Presidential Law Scholarship recipient all three years.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in History.

You've made it this far, so that's got to mean something! If have any questions or want to get in touch with me for any reason, please feel free to use the contact form below, call or text me at 973-600-0845, or e-mail me directly at adam@fusedcreations.com.