Neon Junkyards

Neon Junkyards is the online portfolio, Houdini blog and superhero alter ego of Drew Parks, Chicago-based freelance Houdini FX artist, 3D/VFX Generalist, Motion Graphics & Nuke compositor, and whatever else you need.

Having cut my teeth in illustration all through College I took to 3D with great enthusiasm, as it presented both a medium of artistic expression as well as a challenging puzzle to solve; discovering Houdini cemented that passion for art and creative problem solving, math and illustration, and I haven’t looked back since.

Since then I have worked on all manner of project imaginable, from full 3D productions to seamless VFX shots, stylized Motion Graphics, on-set VFX direction, VR for both live action and CG, Live concert visuals , 3D projection mapping, film, TV, music videos, birthday parties, Quinceañeras….all with a decade of production-proven experience working with some of the largest studios and clients in the industry.

Neon Junkyards - Freelance Houdini Artist | Technical Director | VFX specialist | 3D Generalist | Nuke Compositor

Chicago, IL


Available for freelance work, local or remote







Chicago, Illinois

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Primary 3D

  • Houdini

  • Maya

  • Cinema 4D

  • Zbrush

  • Mari

Primary 2D

  • Nuke

  • After Effects

  • Substance Designer

  • Photoshop

Render Engines

  • Redshift

  • Mantra

  • Arnold

  • Vray

  • Mental Ray