Resume

astods@gmail.com

Skills

Fields: Mobile Games, TV Animation
Creative:  Art Direction, Concept Art, Character Design, Background Design & Paint
Technical: Photoshop, Unity, Illustrator, InDesign, Traditional Media

Experience

DireWolf Digital - Aug 2017 to present

Senior Artist - Eternal, Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure, Unannounced Projects

  • Designed characters, environmental assets, & UI/UX for multi-platform card games
  • Developed styles & logos for in-house board game pitches

Bolder Games, Boulder CO - Feb 2017 to present

Concept Artist, Project Manager - Unannounced Projects

  • Designed characters, UI, environment & gameplay for a connected play experience in collaboration with Sphero
  • Managed a team of 3 people for a high-profile client delivering interactive assets for an immersive experience

Backflip Studios, Boulder CO - June 2012 to January 2017

Lead Artist, Senior 2D Artist - DragonVale 
2D Artist - DragonVale World, SpellFall, Dwarven Den, Epic Island, unannounced projects

  • led a team of 5-8 people responsible for delivering all art assets on the top-grossing mobile game DragonVale
  • designed upwards of 50 dragons, decorations, buildings, and environmental assets and provided thematic direction for multiple events for DragonVale
  • created style guides for DragonVale and unannounced projects to help maintain visual consistency between multiple artists
  • provided style direction and education for all members of the art team, developing their skillsets so they could run without direction
  • collaborated with engineers to optimize pipelines and asset integration
  • oversaw implementation of multiple brand-new game features, including the Legendary Gaia Dragon, island themes, and the Social Breeding Cave
  • contributed character, prop, and environment designs to Dwarven Den, SpellFall, DragonVale World and unannounced projects

Titmouse Inc, Hollywood CA - May 2011 to April 2012

Ink & Paint - Metalocalypse, Superjail
Background Paint - Carnival animated short
Character Design, Background Design, Prop Design - Sesame Street short

  • performed animation clean up & paint
  • designed backgrounds, props, and secondary characters
  • assisted production

Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Burbank CA - Spring 2010

Production Intern - The Penguins of Madagascar

  • assisted production staff
  • managed media
  • organized assets

Education

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA - 2007 to 2011
BFA, Honors

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY - 2002 to 2006
BS, Magna Cum Laude