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Dan Markin

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
587-225-9705
My name is Dan Markin and I am a visual artist currently residing in Calgary AB. I graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2010 with a Bachelor of Design majoring in concept illustration.

Since then I’ve been producing for games of a variety of genres and platforms. I have a passion for creating original settings, and rethinking approaches to existing ones. In an industry that is continuously evolving, I aspire to push the envelope of visual storytelling in innovative and challenging ways.
Experience
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2012Present
Graphic Designer
My work ranges from producing vector graphics, illustrations, storyboards, infographics, motion graphic assets and sales materials. Working closely with clients and programmers alike, I also design interfaces for online courses, internal apps and web portals, as well as material for print media such as brochures and pocket guides.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
20112012
Lead Artist
Developed styleguide, produced all in-game visual assets, designed UI & graphic layout for ipad games Keg Bearer & Musket Smoke (In progress).
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
2011
Illustrator
Illustrated profile portrait icons, header image and a logo for the company website.
Education
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
20062010
Bachelor of Design
From my second year onwards, I was accepted into the Visual Communication Design program, which was rigorous to say the least. My foundation was built upon traditional media and core design principals, specializing in character design in my final year.
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
20052006
Studied drawing and visual design, specializing in ceramics as a stepping stone to a design degree
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
web design, Illustrator, illustration, Photoshop, editorial illustration, Indesign, After Effects, Flash, Soundbooth, print design, Package design, UI Design, Premiere Pro, motion graphics, Concept art, 2D Animation, ZBrush, storyboarding, sketchup, children's book illustration, environment illustration, Branding & Visual Identity