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RESUME

EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE

To contribute to a creative working team in a way that maximizes my artistic, communication and solution-oriented skills.

JOB SKILLS

-Proficient in 3ds Max, Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop CS, Efter Effects
-Advanced knowledge of lighting/rendering/baking with Mental Ray and Vray
-Able to create texture maps (Diffuse, Specular, Normal, etc.)
-Ability to visually conceptualize ideas quickly through sketches
-Strong interdisciplinary fine arts background

WORK EXPERIENCE

Principal Environment Artist/Lead Artist,Gameloft Inc. Auckland, New Zealand (October 2011-present)

-Managed a team of artists, overseeing all areas of the game's art production
-Worked closely with Art Director to establish visual style of the game
-Conducted annual performance reviews for all of the studio's environment artists
-Worked with Game Designers and Programmers to implement game features
-Mentored junior artists, teaching them new technical and artistic skills

Senior 3D Artist,Gameloft Inc. Montreal, Quebec (March 2010-August 2011)

-Worked in all aspects of level art production (modelling/texturing/lighting/effects/etc.)
-Assumed a leadership role coordinating a team of level artists


Senior CG Artist, Neezo Inc. Mississauga, Ontario (August 2006-March 2010)

-Worked in both Architectural Visualization and Animation Divisions
-Character and Environment concept, modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering

Concept/Texture Artist/CG Artist, Alias. Toronto, Ontario (June/July 2005 ,September 2005)

-Conceptualized and created post-apocalyptic textures for video game demo
-Conceptualized, Animated and Edited three reels for Siggraph 2005

Architectural Modeler/Texture Artist, D'Arcy Dunal Architect. Toronto, Ontario (September 2004-August 2006)

-Produced and rendered architectural models based on plans

Freelancer, Various clients Toronto, Ontario (March 2004-Sept 2004)

-Storyboard and Concept art work for film/advertising

Co-ordinator of city-funded mural painting group Urban Graphix, West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre, Scarborough, Ontario (Summer/Fall 2001, 2002)

-Managed program's 2002 summer budget ($28 000) -Supervised and participated in design and painting of murals

EDUCATION

University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario (2000-2004)

-Graduated with Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Visual Studies

Humberside Collegiate Institute. Toronto, Ontario (1995-2000)

-Graduated with an honour's certificate in bilingual studies (French Immersion)

REFERENCES

Available on request