F. R.

‎Graphics Illustration Professional

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Experience: 25 Years
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Overview

I'm a creative artist with a proven record of developing mobile, online and land-based slots for the world’s most recognized manufacturers. A professional illustrator and designer with an emphasis on typography and game theming with an extensive background developing high-impact casino games. I have a deep understanding of video game development methods and emerging trends that not only make games better, but make games FUN. I'm a collaborative and insightful leader by nature, able to motivate and inspire large teams of diverse personalities to deliver superb creative work under tight deadlines.

About Me
I grew up in Hawaii and started my art career at a local t-shirt print shop in the early 90's. I currently live in Las Vegas and create game-content for video slot machine manufacturers and online casinos world-wide. My games and my art can be seen in episodes of Sopranos, Las Vegas, Dexter, the new Knight Rider and in movies such as Percy Jackson, Vegas Vacation, Ocean's 13 and many more.

Away from my day-job, you can find me freelancing as a colorist in the comic book industry, creating Facebook slot games and artwork for a wide range of clientele.

Qualifications And Notable Skills
• Extensive background developing AAA casino slots for land-based and online markets.
• Managing large creative development teams to meet business goals.
• Experience in mobile and social app development, art and UI design.
• 3D model and environment texturing, including bump maps/normal maps.
• Skilled in both traditional/digital illustration and storyboarding.
• Experience with Agile, Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
• Strong background in Mac and PC computer systems.

Software Competencies
Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Maya, 3DS Max, Poser, Valve Source Engine / Hammer, CryEngine, Cubase, Logic Pro, Reason, Microsoft Office, Perforce, Alienbrain, Visual SourceSafe, Liquid Planner, JIRA.

Experience

Creative Director
Kizzang — Las Vegas, NV, USA
Senior Art Director / Creative Director
Genesis Gaming, Inc. — Henderson, NV, USA
Lead Game Artist
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. — Las Vegas, NV, USA
Artist / Art Director
Sunkist Graphics — Henderson, NV, USA
Lead Game Artist
Leaping Lizard Software Inc. — Bellevue, WA, USA
Illustrator
Upper Deck Entertainment — San Diego, CA, USA

Agencies I've Worked For

KP&G - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
WHSP - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Education / Qualifications

Advertising Design and Product Illustration - University of Hawaii, Kona campus

Skills

2D AnimationAlbum Cover DesignArt DirectionAudio EngineeringBusiness Card Design
Comic Artfacebook games developmentFlyer DesignGraphic designIllustration
Logo DesignPoster DesignPrint Layout DesignTexture ArtistT-Shirt Design

Awards

2008 1st place Gold Medal in the Las Vegas Corporate Challenge "Biggest Winner" Event.
- As Team Captain, for leading a five man team of Aristocrat employees participating in the Corporate Challenge "Biggest Winner" Event.
2007 & 2008 1st place Aristocrat Technologies Corporate Challenge T-Shirt Design Contest
- For use on shirts for all Aristocrat employees participating in the Corporate Challenge.
2006 Aristocrat Certificate of Appreciation
- For commitment and involvement serving on the 2006 Activities Committee.
2005 Aristocrat Technologies Achievement Certificate
- For excellence in poster design.
1997 "Golden Image"
- Designed multi colored slot glass entered at the S.G.I.A Golden Image Awards.

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