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Ray Chan

2D Concept Artist

San Francisco, CA, USA

My name is Ray Chan and I am a 2D concept artist with over 5+ Years of experience in the casual, social and mobile games industry.

I am highly proficient in Abode Photoshop and Proficient creating vector artwork in Adobe illustrator, and am able to create original concepts/ideas and follow through from concept to final.
Notable achievements include working on 2 top selling titles with minimal resources, co-founding my own casual game company, and being involved as a lead artist in the mobile game Zombie Farm Escape.

Currently, I am working as a Senior Artist at The PlayForge creating original concepts, vector art, and design for iOS games.

I thrive in a creative team environment and am always excited to meet new and talented people.
Work Experience
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jan 2013Nov 2013
Senior Concept Artist
Lead and Senior art experience at The PlayForge creating high quality artwork to be used in mobile games.

Responsibilities include:
-Illustrating and concepting original 2D vector art assets for mobile games, creating work in both vector art and digital painting
-Assigning work to and communicating with both outsource and in-house game artists though feedback, evaluations and critique to ensure a good final product.
-Creating original concept art and mockups for prototypes for games in development
-Conceptualizing UI from the point of view of the player
-Collaborating with engineering team, product managers, and everyone else to ensure that everyone is on the same page and has quality in mind
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 2012Sep 2012
Illustrator/Painter
Worked as an illustrator for Facebook Social game: Idle Worship.

Responsible for creating in game art assets, drafting concepts, game icons, coloring animations, and promotion/marketing images.

Organized and committed game asset files to Versions (SVN) client.

Communicated with Art directors, animators, and other illustrators to ensure a consistent and quality product from concept to final.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Sep 2011Mar 2012
2D Artist
Created concept art for Buildings, Decorations, Characters, and Promotional art to be used for Facebook social games: Ravenwood Fair and Ravenskye City.

Worked closely with Game Designers, Animators, Art leads, and UI artists in the production pipeline to ensure a quality product from concept to final.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010Jul 2011
Orca Games
Lead Artist
Founded independent causal game studio with only 3 core members each specializing in Game Design, Programming, and myself as Art.
Oversaw the daily work schedule, month to month deadlines, and company budgeting
Acted as both Art Lead and part Creative Director during the project. Creating concepts, writing story, scripts for cut scenes, researching market trends, determining the overall artistic style.
Communicated with outsourcing contractors and companies and sending concepts to polish and complete.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008Mar 2011
2D Artist
Worked for over 2 years as a concept artist in a Toronto based game development studio. I originally started at Vast as a background concept artist, but over time i have expanded my skills to a user interface design concept artist, and cinematic storyboard artist.

Responsible for creating highly detailed background art, User interface design, and various art assets to be used in Hidden Object games.

Worked closely with producers, game designers, programmers and other artists to ensure a quality product from concept to final.
Education
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2002Apr 2008
Bachelor of Illustration
studied illustration,

-produced several self published comic books
-founded the OCAD Comic Group 2004-2006
-published yearly book collecting comic work from members
-Winner of the Stanley Furnival Millenium Scholarship 2006
-Work Featured in 3x3 Magazines Illustration Annual
Skills
 
2D Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Concept Art, Environment Art, Illustration, Storyboarding, UI Design
References
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ray-chan/1a/622/47

Zombie Farm Escape: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombie-farm-escape-free/id672031066?ls=1&mt=8
Zombie Farm Bubbles: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombie-farm-bubbles-free/id575315715?mt=8

Idle Worship: http://www.idleworship.com/

Ravenskye City: http://www.gamezebo.com/games/ravenskye-city
Ravenwood Fair: http://www.gamezebo.com/games/ravenwood-fair

Curse of the Opera: http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/7313/nightfall-mysteries-curse-of-the-opera/index.html

Asylum Conspiracy: http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/8773/nightfall-mysteries-the-asylum-conspiracy/index.html