We are a small team of technology and 3d enthusiasts who one day after years of painful and dreadful experience with render farms decided to start our own farm – right in our garage.
When we started back in 2010, we were a team of two, Tomek and Minhee. At the moment (as of 2020), we are a team of 45.
We strongly believe that CG artists should be focusing entirely on creating art and shouldn’t worry about render times and waiting for the rendering to finish.
We’ve built our own cloud render farm and we make sure your rendering needs are met.
Stuff we do well:
- We make our customers happy
- We are there for them 24/7
- We give great technical support
- We support all major 3D apps in the market
- We are responsive to our customers’ needs
- We are affordable, in majority of cases we will be cheaper than AWS/Google and having your rendering farm locally
- We put technology to work and we like to take great care of it
- We provide a healthy balance of automated workflows combined with human support
- We always strive for better
Most of all, we care.
We are 3D artists ourselves and we had been through the rendering process countless number of times and, believe us, it was never pleasant! None of the farms available out there at the time were up to the task on multiple fronts.
Therefore, we created our own render farm service that not only works great for all the artists out there but also is appropriately priced.
Tomek The Eagle Eye. He tries to make sure that everything is working correctly from a bird’s eye view, making sure that the team never loses the big picture. Like an owl, he likes to spend whole nights up reading books about all sorts of exciting stuff and even the occasional novel.
Minhee entered the 3D industry in 2010 as a 3D character animator, but she started working for GarageFarm with Tomek in the same year. Currently, she lives in Australia and works mainly in dealing with Korean customers.
Marek is the CFO with a solid finance and banking background. He takes care of the accounting and financial wellbeing of the company. When not absorbed with numbers, he is an avid SciFi reader.
Lucas likes organizing things and making sure tasks move forward efficiently. He’s a perfectionist and someone who deeply cares about little details (all too much). He brings the team together and ensures the project’s goals are met in a timely manner. He has a good eye for aesthetics which often comes handy when tweaking UI and UX of the product. All the running he does gives him unlimited reserves of energy.
Artur - HR and also works in Operations, doing processes improvements, proofreads, and quality checks. In his free time, he studies history and plays FIFA.
Michał has been an engineer, computer scientist, and computer graphic designer for 21 years, working at first with Amiga, then PC, and now macOS. He works in 3d Studio, LightWave, and Cinema4D. His specialization is in progressive rendering 3d engines and V-Ray. He is experienced in designing and implementing plugins for 3d applications in a distributed network environment. Privately, he is Olive's father and an enthusiast of old Japanese cars.
Tomasz loves computers (he hates some particular operating systems, but that's another story). His CDO (OCD alphabetically) allows him to drive the effects of his work to near perfection. His task in GarageFarm is to keep servers and services running as smoothly as customers would like to. A Private computer history enthusiast, he owns a decent collection of vintage computers (some of which he has grown up on, like the C64 and Amiga). He also likes driving and admiring (and fixing, whichever comes first) American cars.
Iga takes care of the company's bookkeeping. She tried to avoid her settling in accountancy by taking her master's degree in physiotherapy. Still, she couldn't fool her genes when a considerable part of her family work as accountants. She keeps trying to prove that she's not all about the numbers - you can find her performing on the stage as an actress, reading a lot of fantasy books, or doing her yoga routine.
Adrian takes care of our hardware from monitoring and maintaining servers to building our data center. He makes sure everything works as it should and really likes this job! His private interests include travel, music, cars, and dogs.
Martin is a member of the support team and its manager. He tries to make sure that all customers are taken care of and are content with the received help. There are no issues that cannot be resolved for him, and he always seeks an optimal solution. He is passionate about 3D and CG coffee, and is a music freak. His hobbies follow his DIY philosophy on various topics (electronics, 3D printing, automation).
Darek thinks in Java every morning when he opens his eyes. Even when he sleeps the metaphorical light bulb appears over his head, which represents a new software solution in his mind. He immediately wakes up to code it. In his free time, Darek jumps on a mountain bike, but keeps thinking in Java.
Robert is a bullseye wrangler. As a Walker, he keeps an eye on every rendering process on the farm and does his best to meet customers' expectations. Clean rendering still shots are his hobby and specialty. When the work is done he enjoys tennis, riding a bike, and fast cars.
Mateusz has been a lover of computers and new technologies since childhood. He started learning programming from BASIC on Commodore 64, later Pascal, C/C++ until Python became his favorite programming language. Challenges and problem-solving are what he likes to do most.
Artur was once a graphic designer coming from the 3ds Max environment, fascinated by the world of 3D. Now, as a wrangler, he helps customers with all kinds of problems, and keeps the render queue as efficient as possible. Besides computer stuff, he likes history and science, mountain trekking, and distant travels.
Iwona coordinates the work of the marketing team, makes sure that ''things happen''. So when you want something done, tell Iwona about it cause she combines two extremes: great work organization and a creative mind. Whenever she's not working she enjoys her rather original passions like cosplay, mermaiding, and post-apocalyptic festivals.
Michał - ( aka ‘Andrew’ ) is part of the GarageFarm.NET team and specializes in 3d rendering topics from animation and troubleshooting to technical writing. He has worked for numerous design and architectural companies as a CG artist, designer, and instructor. Weapon of choice – 3ds Max, C4D, V-Ray, and Octane. He loves drawing, creative writing, and tabletop RPGs.
Mat transforms everything that happens in the company into content that can be seen on our social media channels. Graphic and video applications are no secrets to him. A sports enthusiast, petrolhead, photographer and videomaker - Mat definitely doesn't get bored on weekends!
Rafał is a member of customer support and works on developing the functionality of our applications. He thrives around in 3D and Motion Capture technology. After work, he’s constantly in motion and looking for sports challenges, and can most often be found running or wandering in the mountains.
Marco has had the pleasure of working with the product and wrangling teams of Garagefarm.NET in the past and currently helps with Marketing and Content. He enjoys a variety of diversions which include playing musical instruments, painting, and throwing sharp objects at chunks of wood.
Tom is a one-man-army, working on several projects at a time. Apart from making sure everything runs smoothly on the farm, he also contributes to other in-house projects with his keen eye on visual perfection and years of experience working as an arch-viz artist. His main tools of choice are 3ds Max and Corona. While Tom always tries to apply a creative approach to everyday life, on a daily basis he usually just enjoys taking long walks or getting out to the mountains for hiking trips whenever possible.
Darah is an SEO Specialist and an internet geek who always looks for new tools to try and find ways for the website to get its best position within search engines. She helps the website get the best results and setup marketing metrics which help in measuring marketing efforts. In her free time, she either searches for topics through search engines until she gets to the last page or is stuck in the kitchen cooking a dish she saw on YouTube.
Herald is a digital nomad who loves web and game development, gaming, and hiking. Initially a game developer, he’s now honing his skills in developing websites with a touch of HTML, CSS, PHP, and jQuery. He builds the style, layout, look, and various functions of the website.
DJ is an interior designer by education and a CG artist by heart. Whether tackling photorealistic archviz imagery or experimenting with other 3D creations he always strives to achieve top quality. In between these ventures he shares his acquired knowledge with the 3D community via YouTube tutorials. Besides his job, he's a husband, a father, a rock star in slippers… He also loves Tolkien and sketching with ink.
Michał - used to think that he could blow up the world, now he is a husband and a father. He is always looking for balance and beauty in coding. He likes running, cycling, hiking, and exploring.