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CHARLIE BAKER   
spacemanchuck@gmail.com   
charliebakerart.com   
(206) 612-8994   
  
EDUCATION   
  
Future Poly ZBrush Character Modeling Feb 2010-April 2010   
Art Institute of Seattle BFA – Game Art Design March 2006-Dec 2008   
Massive Black ConceptArt.org Workshops   
Seattle, WA January 2008   
Austin, TX June 2004   
Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2004   
Austin Community College Traditional Art Aug 2002-Dec 2005   
  
WORK EXPERIENCE   
  
Fun Bits Senior Artist / VR Art Lead July 2015-Feb 2016   
Title:  Oculus Touch, Morpheus and Vive Demos
Over saw the creation of a new VR IP, in which I conceptulized and developed our visual direction with help from everyone on the team, delegated artwork creation and implimentation, worked closely with design to rapidly prototype and prove out our game play, and built out a lot of art in a short period of time for new unproven technology.  
Tools:  Maya, Rapid Rig, Advanced Skeleton, Roadkill, ZBrush, KeyShot, Photoshop, Unreal and xNormal   
  
Randstad (Microsoft Contractor) Senior  Artist March 2015-July 2015   
Title:  Hololens Halo Experience
Created holographic, mixed media experience, using the Hololens to augment a real world set piece:  the iconic Infiniti spaceship.     
Tools:  Unity 5, Photoshop, Zbrush, Marmoset, Maya and Houdini   
  
Fun Bits Environment Artist Dec 2013-March 2015   
Title:  Fat Princess Adventures
Generalist role with primary focus on creating environments from scratch to completion, including concept art development, game play and overall pipeline strategy.     
Tools:  Maya, Roadkill,  ZBrush, C4 Engine, Photoshop, 3D Coat and Headus UV Unwrap   
  
Volt (Microsoft Contractor) Environment Artist, promoted to Character Lead Aug 2011-Dec 2013   
Title:  Project Spark
Developed game’s visual style defined the digital art techniques used to create in-game assets, wrote-up docs for our treatments and worked closely with the tech artists and leads to build out the pipeline and workflow.   
Tools:  Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, 3D Coat, Topogun and Headus UV Unwrap   
  
Airtight Games Environment Artist Nov 2010-April 2011   
Title:  Unreleased  AAA Game
Modeled and textured environment art.   
Tools: Maya, Roadkill, Photoshop, Crazybump and Unreal 3   
  
Luximation Films Character & Environment Artist April 2010-Sept 2010   
Title:  The Clockwork Girl
Modeled and textured art for 3D animated film.   
Tools:  Maya, Zbrush, Mudbox, Topogun,  Headus UV Unwrap, Photoshop and Crazybump   
  
Flying Lab Software Character Artist Aug 2009-April 2010   
Title:  Bakugan
Modeled and textured creatures and characters from concepts.   
Tools:  Maya, Body Paint, UV Unwrap, Photoshop, ZBrush and Mudbox   
  
Frogchildren Studios Environment Artist July 2009-Aug 2009   
Title:  The Clockwork Girl
Modeled and textured art for 3D animated film.   
Tools:  Maya, ZBrush, Headus UV Unwrap, BodyPaint and Photoshop   
  
Toltec Studios Character & Vehicle Artist Feb 2009-Aug 2009   
Title:  The Ball 
Created concept art and a handful of hero props for the game; most notably, the unique vehicle used at the end of the game.   
Tools:  Maya, ZBrush and Mudbox, Togogun,  Headus UV Unwrap, Crazybump, Photoshop and Bodypaint   
  
NPC Unlimited Environment & Character Artist Feb 2006-Aug 2008   
Conceptualized and created content for a variety of small casual games.   
  
SKILLS   
  
Modeling, sculpting, texturing, lighting anSave & Closed rendering    
High and low poly workflow, including baking textures from high poly to low poly assets   
Fast unwrapping   
Re-topology, with solid understanding of edge flow for animation   
Rigging, weighting and animating   
Digital painting, drawing , quick sketching and prototyping   
Great at filling gaps from loose concepts   
Team player with excellent communication skills, but also works well independently  

Rocket League Silver! Sometimes...

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Bellow is my current resume, as well as a link to my Linked-in page for detailed work experience and recomendations from my project leads.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/charliebakerart

 

Education

Feb 2010 - April 2010

 

March 2006 – Dec 2008

 

 

Jan 2008

June 2004

April 2004

 

 

Aug 2000 – Dec 2005

 

 

Work Experience

Aug 2011 – Aug 2013

 

 

 

 

 Nov 2010 – April 2011

 

 

 

April 2010 - Aug 2010

 

 

 

 Aug 2009 - April 2010

 

 

 

Feb 2009 - Aug 2009

 

 

 

July 2009 - Aug 2009

 

 

Feb 2006 – Oct 2008

 

 

 

 

Computer Applications

 

Skills

Future Poly

ZBrush Character Modeling

 

Art Institute of Seattle

Bachelor of Fine Arts  -  Game Art Design

 

Massive Black (Conceptart.org workshops)

Seattle, Washington

Austin, Texas

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Austin Community College

Studied Traditional Art

 

Microsoft Studios - Environment Modeler  

It was my responsibility as one of the initial artists on Project Spark to assist in proving out our games visual style, define the digital art techniques used to create in-game assets, write up docs for our treatments, and worked closely with tech artists and leads to build out the pipeline and improve workflow.  

Tools used:  Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, 3D Coat, Topogun, Headus UV Unwrap

 

 Airtight Games - Environment Modeler 

Modeled and textured environment and prop art for a AAA Game

Tools used: Maya, Photoshop,  Crazybump, Roadkill, and the Unreal 3 Engine

 

Luximation Films – “The Clockwork Girl” - Character, Environment, Prop Artist 

Modeled and textured characters and environments for 3D animated film.

Tools used: Maya, Zbrush, Mudbox 2011, Topogun,  Headus UV Unwrap, Photoshop, and Crazybump

 

Flying Lab Software "Bakugan" shipped - Character Modeler  

Modeled and textured creatures and characters from concepts

Tools used:  Maya, Body Paint, UV Unwrap, Photoshop, ZBrush and Mudbox

 

Toltec Studios “The Ball” Released on Steam - Character and Vehicle Modeler 

Tools used:  Maya, ZBrush & Mudbox, Togogun,  Headus UV Unwrap, Crazybump, Photoshop and Bodypaint

 

Frog Children Studios – “The Clockwork Girl” - Environment and Prop Modeler  

Tools used:  Maya, ZBrush, Headus UV Unwrap, BodyPaint, Photoshop

 

NPC Unlimited – “Germ Patrol” and others, shipped - Lead Artist for start up 

Conceptualized and created content for a handful of small casual games.

Hand-painted and animated 2D art as well as contributing to game mechanics.

 

 

ZBrush, Maya, Mudbox,  Photoshop,  Xnormal, Headus, UV Unwrap, TopoGun, Body Paint, 3d Coat, CrazyBump, NDO2,Unity, Unreal Editor 3, Marmoset Tool Bag

 

Modeling and texturing for games

Both high and low poly workflow

Baking textures from high poly, to low poly game assets, using tools like Xnormal

High level ZBrush use, including sculpting, texturing, lighting and rendering

Fast unwrapping using Headus, 3D coat, and  Maya unwrapping tools

Re-topology, with solid understanding of edge flow for animation

Rigging, weighting and animating in Maya 

Concept art- Digital painting, drawing , quick sketching,  Zbrush Prototyping

Very good at filling gaps from loose concepts 

Seattle, WA

 

 

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Austin, TX

 

 

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Vancouver, BC

 

 

 

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Seattle, WA