Resume

I have over 6 years of industry experience and have worked with some of the top companies around the world. Unfortunately due to the high profile nature of the clients I have worked with, almost everything is currently under NDA 😦 and I am unable to share with you the clients or projects I have worked with for Slide London. Please trust me though 🙂 they are all goodens hehe. Visit Slide London for more information.

Skills

Extensive Knowledge and Understanding of anatomy and form
High quality Cloth sculpting
Hard surface work
Ability to work through many styles
Great knowledge of topology for animation
High quality/efficient UV unwrapping
Highly detailed/realistic texture work
Great Draftsman with comic art/Graphic Design background
Great Problem Solver
Great Communication skills
Technically minded
Personal Strive for quality

Software

Maya
Zbrush
Photoshop
Xnormals

LinkedIn references (Lead artist and Lead VFX artist of Climax Studios)
http://www.linkedin.com/in/tom28parker

Professional Experience

– Feb 2012 – May 2014- Slide London

– Senior Character Artist

– Creating high quality character assets for numerous high profile clients. My main duties were working on high poly models and retop. I also helped with R&D into new techniques and workflows, and helping out on design when needed. Working for Slide has been an amazing experience and I really enjoyed being at the forefront of character art and pushing the boundaries as far as possible. Everything is under NDA which is a shame but please visit their website for an insight of the clients I have had the honour to work with.

– 2010 – 2012 – Freelance Character Artist

– working with high profile clients creating high end character art for games, films and merchandise.

– contract early 2011 – 2012 – Slide London

Working on high profile projects for triple A developers around the world, Numerous unnannounced titles

– contract 2010 – Streamline studios

Creating Highly Detailed High/Low poly assets for an unnanounced title.

– contract 2010 – disclosed client.

– 2008-2009  Climax UK

– VFX artist

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Personal Achievements

  • Made Marmosets weekly artist highlight with ‘Space Admiral’
  • 3d Artist online ‘image of the week’ soon to be published 2014
  • x6 CGsociety editors choice awards
  • x10 editor ‘Picks’ on Artstation
  • Numerous Awards through the work produced in conjunction with Slide London
  • Artwork featured in 3Dartist magazine #64 (2014)
  • 5th place on Zbrushcentrals ‘Twisted Horror’ competition (2013)
  • 4th Place on facebook ‘fighting challenge’ for my ‘Iori’ (2013)
  • Zbrushcentral ‘Top Row’ (2013)
  • Numerous ‘Polycount’ monthly highlights
  • Interviewed in ImagineFX issue 75 about my time with Slide London (Sep 2011)
  • CGhub.com ‘Editors choice award‘ for my’ Female Detective’ Sculpt (Jan 2011)
  • CGhub.com ‘Editors choice award‘ for my ‘comicon 2010’ entry (Oct 2010)
  • 2nd place in Gameartisans ‘Heads of Horror Sculpting mini comp’ (April 2010)
  • 3rd place in Gameartisans ‘Pawn Chess Piece mini comp’ (Jan 2010)
  • 5th place in the annual Gameartisans ‘Comicon Challenge 09’ (Aug 2009)
  • 1st place in ‘Army of Small’ competition sponsored by CGsociety and Ballistic Publishing (Aug 2008)

Education

2004 – 2006
HND 2D/3D Design and Communication
Brighton University
Nominated for Creative Excellence by Vincent Lines Memorial Trust

2002 – 2004
BTEC ND in Art and Design
Sussex Downs College

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