Ihab Mardini was born in 1982 in Damascus-Syria. He is an award-winning filmmaker, 3D artist & Animator. MFA in Film & Animation - RIT 2014, BFA in Graphic Design - IUST 2010. He is currently teaching 3D art, Compositing and Animation in the School of Design at RIT. Before Fall 2015, Ihab taught for two years in the School of Film and Animation at RIT
Ihab's last two short films, Plastic Glory and Dark Mechanism, gained over 30 international recognitions including an Accolade Global Film Competition Award for Plastic Glory. He is one of the 3D animators on the short film "Iroquois Creation Story" and he also worked as an animator on the documentary feature film "The Intrepid". In addition, he made 3D medical illustration short films for RJS Biologics - Seattle, and Haider Biologicsas - San Diego.
In addition to the computer world, Ihab does photography on a professional level, and he is currently preparing for a new short animation film.