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Nate Hallinan

Nate Hallinan

Stockton, CA, USA
(541) 912-2241
Experienced in visual development/concept design (character, environment, asset), matte painting, illustration. As a lead and senior concept artist I have experience with team art direction, art development and critiquing.
Work Experience
Stockton, CA, USA
Aug 2013
Concept Artist (Freelance)
Design costume, environment, key shot and vehicles concepts for music video. (TBA)
Stockton, CA, USA
Jan 2013Mar 2013
Concept Artist (Contract)
Style development and exploration. Created character, creature, environment and prop concepts for video game project.
Stockton, CA, USA
Jan 2013Mar 2013
Concept Art Tutor
Plan and develop a video tutorial in the Creative Development series for professionals. I painted examples and narrated several concept design techniques. 'Creative Environment Thumbnails'
Stockton, CA, USA
Jun 2012
Concept Artist (Freelance)
Creature concept designs for the live action short Film 'Dust.' www.dustthefilm.com. Character, layout and environment design for several commercial projects. Layout and game design for several game projects.
Stockton, CA, USA
Sep 2012Jan 2013
Concept Artist (Freelance)
Character designs for multiple game projects.
Stockton, CA, USA
Nov 2012Dec 2012
Illustrator (Freelance)
Illustration for Forbes Magazine.
Portland, OR, USA
Jan 2012
Senior Concept Artist (Remote)
Brand/Franchise development and pre-visualization, concept design.
Portland, OR, USA
Jul 2012
Illustrator (Freelance)
Project TBA.
Portland, OR, USA
Nov 2011Dec 2011
Matte Painter / Texture Artist Freelance
Matte Painting of city locations and interiors, painting on rendered models, and painting textures applied on to models.
Portland, OR, USA
Jul 2011Aug 2011
Concept Artist Freelance
Character designs for Coca-Cola Commercials for Superbowl XLVI. (2012)
Oregon City, OR, USA
Apr 2010Aug 2011
Lead Concept Artist
Illustration, concept design (character, environment, asset), matte painting and storyboards/keyframes/mood boards. As a lead concept artist; team art direction, art development and critiquing.
Portland, OR, USA
May 2007May 2010
Concept Artist / 3D Artist
Concept design (characters, environments, assets), model and texture game assets in 3DMax.
Portland, OR, USA
Mar 2010
3D Modeler Freelance
Modeled assets in Maya for Cookie Crisp Commercial.
Portland, OR, USA
Apr 2010
Photoshop Specialist Freelance
Compose interior designs for Nike retail locations.
Portland, OR, USA
Jun 2008Jul 2008
Concept Artist Freelance
Character designs for the film Dead Water.
Education
Portland, OR, USA
May 2005Dec 2007
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Game Art & Design
Skills
 
Concept Development, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Art, Illustration, Concept Art, ZBrush, drawing, Character Design, 3D Max, maya, 3D Modeling, concept design, visual development, matte painting
Awards
2011
CG Choice Award for 'Smurf Sighting'
2010
1st Place in CGHub's Creature Planet's contest: "Polyphemus Gas Giant."
2009
1st place in The Gnomon Workshop 2D Challenge 'Evil Children'
2009
1st place in the Beast of 9 Creature Contest
2008
1st place in The Gnomon Workshop 2D Challenge 'Graveyard'
Features
Digital Production Magazine (May 2012)
Imagine FX DVD (October 2011) & (August 2012)
Computer Graphics World China (November 2011)
Oracom - Book of Creation 2011
Huffington Post Entertainment (September 23, 2011)
io9 (Sep. 26, 2011) & (Oct.18, 2011)