Nate Van Dyke

Video game concept artist, Freelance illustrator

San Francisco, CA, USA
I currently live and work in San Francisco as a freelance illustrator. I have worked for a variety of video game companies in the Bay Area as a concept artist and am currently open to contract and full-time work as well as possible freelance illustration. I am a hard-working, self-motivated artist who can work well on my own or in conjunction with a team. I am very comfortable forming my style and and subject matter to fit whatever the project may require.

Work Experience

Illustration

Freelance illustration

Comic book design, advertising illustration, apparel design and posters for
advertising agencies and Fortune 500 corporations.
Clients include: Bravado (Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, DragonForce, Genesis),
Burton Snowboards, Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners (Converse), Cog
1 (Independent Film Channel, MiniCooper, Taco Bell, Playstation, Sony,
Wherehouse Records), Island Records, Atlantic Records, Heavy Metal Magazine, Gap, Juxtapoz, Kid Robot,
Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine, Wired Magazine, EMI Records, Levi Strauss, MSN,
PlayStation Magazine, Scion, Upper Playground, XBox Magazine etc.
June 1997 - Present San Francisco, California, United States

NCsoft

Senior Concept Artist

Head a team of three concept artists on the look of the game. Concept art and storyboards: accurate, detailed, and compelling images for characters, objects, vehicles, and environmental pieces for the City of Heroes:
Going Rogue video game (released September 2010).
March 2008 - November 2009 Mountain View, California, United States

Secret Level- SEGA

Contract concept artist and storyboard artist

Concept art and storyboards: accurate, detailed, and compelling images
for characters, objects, vehicles, and environmental pieces for the Iron Man
video game (released summer 2008).
April 2007 - October 2007 San Francisco, California, United States

Shaba- Activision

Artist

Concept art, storyboards, character design, 3D modeling and texturing for
Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shawn Murray and Tony Hawk’s Underground
2 video games.
June 2002 - May 2004 San Francisco, California, United States

Top Cow Productions

Assistant Penciler

Illustration for Top Cow, one the nation’s top-selling comic book studios.
October 2000 - April 2001 Century City, California, United States

Education

Sir Francis Drake High School

Diploma

Before graduating high school I was offered art school scholarships but decided to pass on art school and continue with my self-taught approach.
September 1993 - June 1997 San Anselmo, California, United States

Awards

Spectrum Fantastic Art

Silver award for Advertising Illustration in Spectrum #16

2009

Skills

Painter, Photoshop, Comic Book Illustration, Drawing, Illustration, Mac Or PC, Storyboarding,