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3D Character & Creature Artist - San Francisco

Kristen McDonald

If you're looking for a San Francisco 3D Character & Creature Artist for Gaming that has extensive skills in 3D, please contact a ten4 Creative Recruiter to learn more.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Candidate has a BS in Architecture and an MA in Architecture, with a focus on gaming and entertainment
  • A US Citizen that has lived, worked, and attended college in both the US and the UK
  • Has experience in AAA gaming with artistic styles that range from military, historical, and science fiction / Sci-Fi
  • An interest in working in hardcore gaming environments that extend to console games, AAA, free to play, mobile and social games
  • Has created high resolution photorealistic characters, creature models and low polygon game assets from concept art to final in-game assets
  • Developed organic and hard surface sculpting of human and creature anatomy, armor, clothing, props and weapons
  • Painted realistic and stylized textures for multiple next-gen shader functions; Including PBRs, diffuse maps, height maps, specular masks, detail maps, displacement maps and reflection maps, ripped occlusion and normal maps from high res-models
  • Collaborated daily with the Art Director to establish the aesthetic and technical standards for character art
  • Produced concept art using traditional art techniques along with 3D modeling for characters, environments, props, and weapons
  • Created deformable and efficient model topology and optimized UV layouts
  • Rigged Creatures and Characters for animation using Maya and Maximo
  • 3D Character & Creature Artist that has worked closely with the game A.I. team to ensure runtime performance
  • Work with minimal input while comfortably communicating and collaborating effectively with the development team
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues in the same discipline, across feature groups and cross-disciplines to execute on project deliverables

Creative Expertise in:

  • Creature Anatomy
  • Organic Sculpting
  • Character Design
  • Concept Design
  • Human Anatomy
  • Hard Surface Sculpting
  • ZBrush Master
  • Skin Textures
  • Post Production
  • Character Animation
  • Production Process
  • Digital Painting
  • Character Rigging
  • UV Mapping
  • Facial Development

Software Knowledge:

  • ZBrush
  • Maya
  • 3ds Max
  • Photoshop
  • Mari
  • xnormal
  • Unity
  • Vray
  • Keyshot
  • Real Flow
  • Nuke 8
  • Rayfire
  • Linu 

For more info on this San Francisco 3D Character & Creature Artist or other similar Concept Artist candidates in San Francisco or Seattle, please contact a ten4 Creative Recruiter!