WHO AM I?

Apparently, there is nothing that cannot happen today.

—  Mark Twain

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MY EXPERIENCES

I can't believe that I've been in production in one way or another for 31 years. Wow!

I love the production process and the people.

I've worked in Canada, England and the United States.

 

I've lived and worked in 7 states in the U.S. and hold permanent resident status and am a Canadian and British citizen.

ROLES:

- Art Manager

- Designer

- Art Director

- Group Manager

- Outsourcing Manager

- Art Lead

- Lead Animator

- Animator

- Assistant Animator

SKILLS

LEADERSHIP

- Agile methodologies

  - certified Scrum Master

- AMA training in leadership

- Talent management processes

- Held leadership roles for over 22 years

- Digital art team management

- Outsourced animation team management

DIGITAL GRAPHICS

- Photoshop CC 2017

- Illustrator CC 2017

- Harmony 14 (basic)

- After Effects CC 2017

- ZBrush 4R7 (basic)

- Maya and Max experience off and on

- Touch of Flash, Premiere, Muse,  Shotgun...

- MS Office suite applications

ANIMATION EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

- Traditional film animation for 8 years (hand drawing each frame) and yes I know what a Lyca reel is :)

- Digital animation for 9 years from sprite animation to F curve animation

- Motion capture both optical and magnetic

- Visual development

- Cinematics direction for video games

 

ART DIRECTION

I employ a variety of techniques to help guide visual development including storyboards, color keys, mockups, character concepts, level designs, thumbnails, animatics, etc. and have had a fair amount of experience with licensed content and working with clients such DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, Disney to name a few.

Please refer to my resume (in .docx format) for a concise listing of my experience and qualifications or visit my LinkedIn page to see both resume and recommendations.  Thank you!

I've been in various production environments from traditional film animation to video games to casino gaming since 1985.  That's over 30 years of production experience!

 

I was an animator, art lead, art group manager and art director for games, and have worked in a variety of production environments.  I have adapted to a lot of different company cultures and styles.  A few years back a chronic arm injury knocked me out of doing the CG production work but I adapted and learned to take my knowledge and help other artists do their thing.

 

I love learning new things and I love to help team members. Let me help you!

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Di Davies

EXPERIENCED ART TEAM LEADER AND GAME ARTIST

https://www.linkedin.com/in/didavies https://www.behance.net/DiDavies
Made with Adobe Muse
©2017 Di Davies
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