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Robert Evans
Game Artist

betachannel3d [at] gmail [dot] com
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Summary 

I moved to Orlando in March of 2014 to work as a character artist at EA Sports on Madden 15 and NBA Live 15. After shipping both titles I left EA to seek out a new challenge. I am currently the Senior Lead Artist at Evolution Ventures, leading a team of 7 artists creating real-time architectural visualization for both mobile and PC using Unity and UE4. Before moving to Orlando, I worked at Ferris State University as an Adjunct Instructor in the Digital Animation and Game Design program in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have worked with notable clients such as Dell, Cisco, Disney, Zynga, Kixeye, Mattel and Nickelodeon while working as the Lead Artist at YETi CGI. Furthermore, I have comprehensive knowledge of the creation of 3D characters and environments for mobile devices, consoles, and modern PC hardware. I also have extensive experience leading teams of 25 artists in creating content for games. I am passionate for creating the highest quality content for games that is both unique and memorable.

Professional Experience 

Evolution Ventures
Senior Lead Artist 2014-Present

Electronic Arts
Associate Character Modeler 2014

YETi CGI
Lead Artist 2008-2013

Ferris State University
Adjunct Instructor 2007-2014

Freelance Artist
Contractor 2007-2009

U.S. Army
Senior Artist 2001-2007

Projects 

Electronic Arts – NBA Live 15 (2014)
Electronic Arts – Madden 15 (2014)
Character Art

Disney – Club Penguin 1.2 (2012-2013)
Disney – Ariel’s Musical Surprise
Lead Artist, Technical Artist, Project Manager

YETi CGI – Roaming Fortress (2012-2013)
Digital Paintings, Character Art

Kixeye – Tome: Immortal Arena (2012)
Lead Artist, Character Art

Nickelodeon – D.E.E.P. (2012)
Character Art

Zynga – Farmville 2 (2012)
Lead Artist, Character Art, Environmental Art

YETi CGI – Battle Scars (2012)
Environmental Art, VFX Art

Kixeye – Battle Pirates (2010-2011)
Environmental Art

Kixeye – Backyard Monsters (2009-2011)
Lead Artist, Environmental Art

Ultra – 20+ Titles (2009-2011)
Lead Artist, Tech Artist, Character Art, Environmental Art, UI Designer, VFX Art

Kaon (2007-2009)
Lead Artist, Product Art

US Army (2001-2007)
Junior Artist, Environmental Art

Education 

Ferris State University: Aug 2004 – Dec 2007
B.A.S. Digital Animation & Game Design

Qualities 

Outstanding communication skills ranging from employee reviews to classroom instruction

Easily adapts to new and changing pipelines

Exceptional skill and speed in high-poly sculpting and modeling

Understanding of legacy and current technology

Quickly learn and implement new software into existing workflow

Experience leading teams of 2 – 25 artists

Intimate knowledge of entire pipeline from concept to shipped title

Classically trained artist with complete understanding of human anatomical structure

Knowledgeable on current and cutting-edge technology and industry trends

Awesome beard

Software 

+ - 3D Modeling Software

  • Pixologic
    • Zbrush
  • AutoDesk
    • 3ds Max
    • Maya
  • The Foundry
    • Modo
  • Pilgway
    • 3DCoat
  • Speedtree
  • Marvelous Designer

+ - 2D Texturing Software

  • Adobe
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • In Design
    • After Effects
    • Flash
  • The Foundry
    • Mari
    • Modo
  • Pilgway
    • 3DCoat
  • Quixel
    • nDo
    • dDo
    • 3Do
  • Substance
    • Designer
    • Painter
    • Bitmap 2 Material
  • xNormal
  • Handplane3D

+ - Game Engines

  • Unreal Engine
  • Unreal Development Kit
  • Unity
  • Crytek
  • Frostbite
  • Toolbag
  • Hammer

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About Me

I have been working in the game industry for the past 14 years. My artistic career started in an unlikely place, the Army. I worked as a 25M; Multimedia Illustrator. This position gave me graphic design experience and the opportunity to work on murals. One year into my military service I was given the chance to work on a classified project that focused on digital simulation of occupied areas to help soldiers navigate unfamiliar terrain. I continued to work on that project, creating textures, vehicles models, and environmental assets until I was honorably discharged from the military in 2007. While still in the military, I started college courses. During this same time, I began managing sub-contractors on projects for Dell, Cisco and Sun Microsystems.

In 2007 I graduated college and began teaching at my Alma Mater, Ferris State University. Classes I have experience teaching include, Digital Sculpting (Zbrush), Traditional Drawing (graphite), Traditional Sculpting (Clay). In 2008 I began working at YETi CGI as Lead Artist. During the past five years I have shipped over 20 titles. Some of my clients include Zynga, Disney, Kixeye, and Nickelodeon.

I moved to Florida in early 2014. Since moving I have worked at EA Sports in Orlando as a character artist for Madden 15, 16, and NBA Live 15. Currently I am the Senior Lead Artist at Evolution Ventures helping to create photo-realistic interiors in  real-time interactive walk throughs.

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