A position requiring traditional and digital art-related skills, in the field of design, illustration, 3D modeling, animation, for entertainment or educational productions. Bringing over 20 years of experience, shipping titles for Mobile, Web, Console, and PC platforms.
Zynga, San Francisco, Calif, 2009-2016 Empires and Allies, Mobile Devices Principal Artist: Created concept art, 3D models, and textures for various assets, focusing primarily on vehicles, troops, buildings and decorations. FarmVille, Facebook Art Director, Lead Artist: Created original, initial concept art and numerous in-game assets for the game and for marketing. Worked with company recruiters in hiring of the art team members. Oversaw visual direction. Reviewed art created in-house and through remote companies. Worked with art team members on career development plans. Worked with programmers and designers to develop new game features. FarmVille2, Facebook Interim Art Director: Helped guide initial visual development. Oversaw and reviewed artwork created for the game. Created concept art. Created Art Style Guide documentation. Interviewed art team candidates.
Locomotive Games, THQ, Santa Clara, Calif, 2006-2008 Ratatouille, PSP Senior Artist: Modeled, textured, and lit environments and props based Red Faction: B.E.A.S.T., Wii, canceled. Assistant Art Director: Delegate tasks, provide artistic and technical guidance to the other artists. Modeled, textured, and lit, environments, vehicles, and props. Electronic Arts, Redwood City, Calif, 2003-2006 The Godfather; the game, Playstation2, Xbox, PC Senior Artist: Designed, Modeled and textured thirty cars and trucks from the 1930s through the mid-1950s with full interiors, functioning doors and damage states. The Lord of the Rings; the Third Age, Playstation2, Xbox, PC Environment Artist: Modeled and textured environments based on the "Lord of the Rings" movies. The Lord of the Rings; Return of the King, Playstation2, Xbox, PC Environment Artist: Modeled and textured environments based on the third "Lord of the Rings" movie. The 3DO Company, Redwood City, Calif,, 1998 to 2003 Cubix; Robots for Everyone, GameCube, canceled. Senior Artist: Built and textured robot character models based on the TV show. Worked with programmers on new material technologies with Renderware. BFM; Big Friggin’ Monsters, Playstation2, canceled. Senior Artist: Designed and created 2D and 3D artwork for a game based on ‘50s ’60s monster movies. Worked with programmers on new material technologies with WDL:ThunderTanks, Playstation and Playstation2 Senior Artist: Designed, modeled and textured vehicles. Created level concept illustrations. Created models and textures for various level assets. BattleTanx and BattleTanx: Global Assault, N64 Artist II: Conceptualized, modeled and textured the vehicles for Global Assault Created various art assets for levels and power-ups. Coolhand Interactive, Mountain View, Calif,, 1996 to 1998 Star Wars: Rebellion, PC General Artist: Designed, modeled and textured various vehicles and special effects. Produced static 2D artwork illustrating game events, interface assets, and concept art. Animated Systems and Design, Palo Alto, Calif,, 1994 to 1996. Art Director, Lead Artist: Created 3D and 2D artwork and character animation for software demonstration/ sales/ tutorial diskettes and CDROMs for IBM, Lotus, Logitech, SCO, Digital, IMSI, NEC, FileNet, and other corporations. Freelance Artist,. -Created livery concepts for Crawford Performance -Created concepts for clothing line for I-Speed USA -Created vehicle illustrations for the Branson Z-Fest automobile festivals from 2007-2012. -Logo Designs: Rally Extreme Inc, Triple Caution, Last Ditch Racing, I-SpeedUSA, -Cartoon illustrations for Lesher Communications, Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, Calif,
Pixelogic ZBrushAutodesk Maya Substance Painter Adobe Photoshop Adobe Flash Unity Traditional Illustration Microsoft Word and ProjectGoogle Docs Asset Management: Perforce, Git, Alienbrain, etc.
Associate Degree, Applied Sciences - Masters Institute, San Jose, CA Associate Degree, Fine Arts - Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
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