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Nate Hallinan

Nate Hallinan

Stockton, CA, USA
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

Daniel Clark

Finishing Artist, Matte Painter, Concept Artist

May 2014 - Present California, United States

Ironklad Studios

Lead Concept Artist

July 2014 - April 2015 California, United States

Nexus Productions

Concept Artist (Freelance)

Design costume, environment, key shot and vehicles concepts for music video. (TBA)
August 2013 - August 2013 Stockton, California, United States

Muti Labs

Concept Artist (Contract)

Style development and exploration. Created character, creature, environment and prop concepts for video game project.
January 2013 - March 2013 Stockton, California, United States

Digital Tutors

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'
January 2013 - March 2013 Stockton, California, United States

Ember Lab

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.
June 2012 Stockton, California, United States

Present Creative

Concept Artist (Freelance)

Character designs for multiple game projects.
September 2012 - January 2013 Stockton, California, United States

JANDL

Illustrator (Freelance)

Illustration for Forbes Magazine.
November 2012 - December 2012 Stockton, California, United States

Microsoft Game Studios

Senior Concept Artist (Remote)

Brand/Franchise development and pre-visualization, concept design.
January 2012 Portland, Oregon, United States

Dire Wolf Digital

Illustrator (Freelance)

Project TBA.
July 2012 Portland, Oregon, United States

Bent Image Lab

Matte Painter / Texture Artist Freelance

Matte Painting of city locations and interiors, painting on rendered models, and painting textures applied on to models.
November 2011 - December 2011 Portland, Oregon, United States

Psyop TV

Concept Artist Freelance

Character designs for Coca-Cola Commercials for Superbowl XLVI. (2012)
July 2011 - August 2011 Portland, Oregon, United States

Supergenius Studio

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.
April 2010 - August 2011 Oregon City, Oregon, United States

Liquid Development

Concept Artist / 3D Artist

Concept design (characters, environments, assets), model and texture game assets in 3DMax.
May 2007 - May 2010 Portland, Oregon, United States

LAIKA

3D Modeler Freelance

Modeled assets in Maya for Cookie Crisp Commercial.
March 2010 - March 2010 Portland, Oregon, United States

Hive FX

Photoshop Specialist Freelance

Compose interior designs for Nike retail locations.
April 2010 - April 2010 Portland, Oregon, United States

Road's End Film, Inc.

Concept Artist Freelance

Character designs for the film Dead Water.
June 2008 - July 2008 Portland, Oregon, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Portland

Bachelor of Science with Honors in Game Art & Design

May 2005 - December 2007 Portland, Oregon, United States

Awards

CG Society

CG Choice Award for 'Smurf Sighting'

2011

CG Hub

1st Place in CGHub's Creature Planet's contest: "Polyphemus Gas Giant."

2010

The Gnomon Workshop

1st place in The Gnomon Workshop 2D Challenge 'Evil Children'

2009

DeviantART

1st place in the Beast of 9 Creature Contest

2009

The Gnomon Workshop

1st place in The Gnomon Workshop 2D Challenge 'Graveyard'

2008

Skills

3D Max, 3D Modeling, Adobe Photoshop, Character Design, Concept Art, Concept Design, Concept Development, Digital Art, Drawing, Illustration, Matte Painting, Maya, ZBrush, Visual Development,

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)