Joe Stella

About Me

Joe loves creating artwork as well as coding, often integrating both of these skills into his projects whenever possible. He is primarily interested in developing his skills with 3D lighting, rendering, and VFX, but he will always jump at the opportunity to learn something new. He strongly believes that having even a small understanding of each job in a pipeline is essential for a team to work together and make something truly special.

Featured Projects


Prison Cell Recreation

Prison Cell Recreation

A 3D render based off of the prison cell at Altiplano maximum security prison that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was held in and escaped from. Created in Fall 2019. Modeled and rendered using Cinema 4D, with textures drawn using Photoshop and Illustrator.

Liquid Glass

Liquid Glass

A particle simulation render of a bubbling, glassy material. Created in Spring 2020. Simulated and rendered using Cinema 4D, with the final composition produced using After Effects.

Character Bust

Character Bust

A snapshot displaying the creation of a human character’s head in Cinema 4D, with reference drawings and hair guide splines visible. Created in Fall 2019. Sculpted using Cinema 4D, with references and textures drawn using Photoshop.

Compliment Clash is a 2-D typing game where you, the bravest knight in all of Complimentaria, must use your compassion, love, and trusty keyboard to type out compliments to estranged and downright sad creatures. The pen may be mightier than the sword but it is the keyboard that will pierce even the hardest of hearts and bring smiles upon Complimentaria and the whole world!
Chromawave is an interactive music experience you wont want to miss. Pick from three different student-made songs to play along with, and see music in a whole new world! Play with up to 4 people to work together to create a beautiful scene filled with color.