Monday, August 20, 2012

Jacob Atienza's Resume - 2012

Contact Info:
phone: 310-291-7189
skype: jubjubjedi

Work History:
August 2010 - Present
Freelance concept artist/illustrator
clients have included:

Electrified Games
-Character and Environment concepts and illustrations for Heroes and Havoc.
-Concept art and illustrations for Chains of Durandal mobile game.
-Concept art and illustrations for Hellfire, Quests and Sorcery, and Transformers mobile games.
Present Creative
-Concept art and illustrations for Zynga and Pokelabo/Aeria, and an upcoming mobile games for Gree.
Fantasy Flight Games
-Illustrations for various RPG publications (Warhammer 40,000, Lord of the Rings, Call of Cthulhu, and Star Wars)
-Designed various avatars for their Vampire Wars Game
-Concept art for Runes of Magic

February 2009 - June 2011
Art Director/Concept Artist/Illustrator
Concept Art House, San Francisco, CA - outsourcing art studio for the games and entertainment industry

-Design and development of numerous game assets for multiple platforms
-Internal art direction, management, and communication with local freelance artists and our overseas art studio
-Client relationship management
-Generals errands/deliveries/supply runs

clients have included:
Electronic Arts, Open Feint, Vast Studios, Disney Interactive, Wizards of the Coast, Sony entertainment, Hitpoint studios, Paizo publishing, Activison, Blizzard, Cryptic studios, Inc., Kabam, Radical Comics, NGMOCO:), DeNA

August 1996 - August 2007
Concept 21, Manhattan Beach, CA - consulting firm for the footwear industry, specializing in brand strategy and product design and development

-Design and development of footwear from conceptual stage to finished product
-Technical drawings/blueprints
-Design and development of POP displays, packaging, trade show booths, and apparel
-Client relationship management
-Generals errands/deliveries/supply runs

clients have included:
Soap Shoes, Brooks, Merrell, Oakley, Body Glove, Reef, Skechers, Solomon, Sanuk, Otomix, Speedo, K-Swiss, Hobie, Payless, Airwalk, Champion, Nike, Payless, Tailwind, Starter, Redback, KR3W/Supra, Dansko, Blue Tongue, Vitro

Education and skills:
2007-2012 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
-Illustration Major with a focus on visual development
2005 Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Hollywood, CA
-Attended classes for storyboarding, character, and production design

General skills:
-ability to work in a team with individuals at all levels
-strategic thinking combined with strong attention to detail and organizational skills
-highly creative thought process
-rendering skills from thumbnails to finished paintings
Computer skills:
-advanced skills with Adobe Photoshop CSx
-working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Painter, and Google Sketchup