OBJECTIVE:  To turn artistic ideas into reality, inspire fellow incredible artists, 

and expand my knowledge within the entertainment industry.

 

MAIN UTILITY BELT:

 

Maya 2017-09 including Mental Ray ~ 3ds Max 2014~ Photoshop (CS4/CS5/CS6/CC) ~  Adobe Illustrator ~ After Effects ~ Unity 3D ~  Windows ~ Zbrush 3.1-4R4 ~ Shotgun/Perforce/Jira/Git/Hansoft~ Mac OSX

 

SKILLS:

 

Concept Development-Character/Environment/Prop/Graphic/UI ~ Emphasis in 3D / 2D workflow ~ Tasking/Team management ~ Outsourcing /Asset Tracking/Business Relations ~ Understanding of Game Pipeline Production ~ Multitasking between applications

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

"MAFIAIII-DLCI,II,III"-Hangar 13 (2K) (PS4/Xbox One/PC)AAA   1/2015 to Prese­­nt  

Position: Lead Concept Artist(Photoshop,Maya,3dsMax,Proprietary engine)  7/2017- Present

Previous Position: Assistant Producer  1/2016-7/2017

Description:  Main production support for concept team, as well as weapons and vehicles team.  Task managment of concept artists. Assistance in Concept/2D art assets.   

Previous Position: Outsourcing Artist  1/2015-1-2016

Description: Outsource packaging/reviewing.  Business relations. Art and Production support for various art disciplines.   Assistance in Concept/2D art assets.

 

"Chasing Dead"-2020 Venture games(PS4/WiiU)AAA  4/2014 to 1/2015  

­­Position: Senior Concept Artist(Photoshop,Maya,Unity3D)

Description: Character and environment concept development, level design, storyboards for tailers and animation cut scenes, box cover design for PS4 and WIIU, overall topography and graphic design, all marketing material that is needed.

2020venture.com

 

"Burt Destruction"-Runwilder INC./Mobile App  2012-2013

Position:  Senior Game Artist(Maya 2012, Photoshop,Illustrator,Unity3D)

Description:    I was assigned to create various 3D/2D assets for this platform based game,  including UI work within Unity 3D.  Assets started in Photoshop then moved to Maya for meshes.  It was imperative to maintain a certain art style. I was also responsible for assembling and directing contract work from various sources.

 

“Battlestar Galactica Online/Universal Monsters Online/Dark Orbit U.S./ Uridium Wars/The Mummy Online”-

BigPoint Inc./Web-Facebook   2010- 2012

Position: 3D Associate Artist(Maya 2011, Photoshop, After Effects,xnormal)

Description: Battlestar Galactica Online(3D/Concept Artist)-  I was responsible for redesigning both colonial and cylon faction ships. Specific orthographics were made for modelers. Concept art was also needed for new factions and battlegrounds.  Universal Monsters Online(UI Icon Artist)- I was tasked to paint over 60 ability icons, as well as account avatars.  Dark Orbit U.S. / Uridium Wars- (3D/Concept Artist)- Designer for all 3D and 2D environmental assets. I created environmental, character conceptual art, and animation for all three factions while implementing brief particle post production.  I worked with the producer to create the final storyline for the game.  I also worked with marketing team in creating multiple web banners and Facebook ads.  The Mummy Online-(UI Icon Artist/Concept Artist)-  Designed UI art for character abilities and consumable potions.  I have done concept art as well for the Open Beta press release.

 

“The Insulter”-SkyStar Studios/Iphone game application  2010

Position:  3D/2D Artist(Maya 2010, Photoshop)

Description:  Responsible for character texturing.  Created 2D post production art such as main menu and credits/help tutorial along with conceptual design for development.

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Ex’pression College of Digital Arts, Emeryville, CA  2005-2007

Obtained: Bachelor of Applied Science in Animation and Visual Effects

 

California College of the Arts, Oakland - San Francisco, CA   2004-2005

Obtained: Emphasis in Illustration

 

Santa Rosa JC  2000-2002

Obtained:  IGETC, General Education    

 

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