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Illustrator/Concept Artist

Location:
London, Ontario, N6G 3E4, Canada
Salary:
60,000 USD
Posted:
March 10, 2011

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BILLY DALLAS PATTON

**** *********** ****

London, ON, CAN N6G 3E4

(419) ***-****

uvfds7@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Primary Concentration: Drawing/Illustration

Secondary Concentration: Graphic Design

G.P.A.: 3.16

TECHNICAL

Advanced/Expert User: Photoshop CS3, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Word

Intermediate User: FLASH CS3, Painter X, Sketchup, Excel

Beginner: After Effects, Maya, Zbrush

PORTFOLIO

Private Professional Online Portfolios:

http://billydpatton.daportfolio.com (NOTE: USE PASSWORD: bdpart23 )

http://bdpatton.artworkfolio.com (sequential art/storyboards)

http://bdpattoncasual.daportfolio.com (Casual Games)

Public Website

http://www.billydallaspatton.com

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Illustrator and Concept Artist

Sep. 2010- Present

Various

London, ON CAN

* Provided clients with artwork under time sensitive deadlines.

* Created sketches to clients specifications, with reviews/corrections

* Created orthographic views of characters

* Created digital paintings/illustrations for marketing artwork

Notable work:

* Concepts and Orthographic Views of Toy Designs for Battleship:The Movie for Hasbro

* Created Chracter concepts and Mech/Robots for Wayfoward Games.

Senior/Lead ArtistAug 2009- Sep. 2010

Casual/Console/PC Games

Big Blue Bubble

London, ON, CAN

* Led team in exploration of various styles for each project

* Created concepts for game levels in cooperation with the Level Designers

* Maintained overall artistic styles/aesthetics for projects

* Created User Interface elements and other graphic design elements

* Created illustrations and concept art as needed

* Created and oversaw marketing art

* Approved assets at each stage of development

* Managed asset development and milestones through Microsoft Sharepoint.

* Learned Adobe After Effects

* Attended daily SCRUM meetings

* Learned FLASH for Ipad/Iphone game.

GAME CREDITS

M. Night Shyamalan's The last Airbender (PC)-Concept Artist/Illustrator (July Releae)

Fighting Fantasy: City of Thieves (iPhone)-illustrator, color artist (July Release)

Home Sweet Home DS (Port from PC) –Lead Artist (Pending Release)

Masters of Mystery 2 (PC) Illustrator (Dec. 2009)

Art Director/Lead Artist

Nov 2008-Aug 2009

Dream Forge Entertainment

Ruston, La

* Led concept team in exploration of various styles for each project

* Interacted with the modelers and texture artists on daily basis for input on 3D pipeline and improving existing 3D production pipeline to optimize 3D output

* Created concepts for game levels in cooperation with the Level Designers

* Created character, vehicle, weapon, and prop concepts for console project and iPhone applications

* Textured 3d models using Photoshop and BodyPaint as needed

* Worked to maintained overall artistic styles/aesthetics for console projects

* Approved assets at each stage of development

* Managed asset development, milestones, and employee proficiency through various Excel spreadsheets

* Interacted daily with Modelers, Texture Artists, Riggers, and Animators on daily basis for input on 3D pipeline and overall artistic input

* Continued to study games and their art styles, approaches, and aesthetic choices and when and where they failed or succeeded

* Attended weekly company and department head meetings

* Evaluated employee performance and conducted employee reviews for Art Department

GAME CREDITS

Mad Doc Jr’s Doom Rails (Steam/PC) (Jan. 2009)

Friends Vs. Missiles (Facebook) (July 2009)

Lead Concept Artist

May 2008-Nov 2008

Vizual FX Studios

Ruston, La

* Created concept images, including orthographic views of various characters, creatures, vehicles, and buildings.

* Attended weekly company and department head meetings

* Interacted with the modelers and texture artists to learn the 3D production pipeline, increasing knowledge of creating concepts optimized for 3D output.

* Studied games and their art styles, approaches, and aesthetic choices

GAME CREDITS

CRUSADES MMORPG (PC): Cancelled

Senior Digital Painter/Illustrator and Concept Artist

Nov 2007-May 2008

PKXL Cards, Inc.

Mentor, OH

* Concept artist for creatures and environments for use in Original Intellectual Property (Collectible Card Game)

* Created digital paintings, utilizing Photoshop and Painter, for final card art.

* Helped correct and guide junior artists in refining their art and process, while maintaining deadlines and milestones.

Freelance Illustrator and Concept Artist

Nov 1999 –Nov 2007

Various

Tiffin, OH (2001-2007)

Louisville, KY (1999-2001)

NOTABLE WORKS

2007

* Wetworks #13, sequential illustrator Wildstorm Studios

* Spider-man Toy Series 2008 Hasbro, Inc.

* Tom Clancy-verse comic book concept art Wildstorm Studios

2006

* Spider-man Toy Series Hasbro, Inc.

2005

* Toy Design, DC Direct “Elseworlds” Toy Line, Crisis on Infinite Earth Toy Line

* Card Illustrations Verses Collectible Card Game, Upper Deck/DC Comics.

2004

* Designed four toys for Disney’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe for Hasbro, Inc.

* Illustrated several orthographic turns for Wizkids’ Heroclix DC LEGACY line.

* Illustrated Two (2) 6 page custom comic books for Hasbro, Inc.’s HEROSCAPE game . (www.heroscape.com)

* Illustrated 10 page Promotional comic for Majesco Games’ Advent Rising

The Rawlings Company

Apr 1998- Nov 1999

Louisville, KY

Systems Operator

* Oversaw production of client letters, data processing and tracking, letterhead inventory and management, training of incoming personnel.

* Redesigned the letterhead and format of form letters and integration into the generation process.

* Assisting in the design of the company intranet

* Helped develop a reliable and accurate production control process.

Bowling Green State University

1990-1992,1995-1997

Bowling Green, Ohio

School of Art

Student

U.S. Army

June 1992-Nov 1994

Ft. Bragg, NC

Ft. Sill, OK

31 Uniform MOS

* Achieved rank of Specialist (E-4) as a Unit Line and Radio Repairman

* Honorable Discharge



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