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Technical Skills

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Rigging, modeling, MEL scripting and texturing.
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Modeling and texturing.
  • Pixologic Zbrush
  • High poly sculpting, import/export pipeline, map generation, texturing.
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic design, texturing, photo manipulation.

    Experience

  • Sept 2012-April 2014
  • Zombie Studios
    Seattle, WA
    Environment Artist
    • Creation, rigging, and implementation of new environment, weapon, and vehicle assets from concept.
    • Unreal engine 3, 4, and Unity integration, shader work, and world placement.
    • Updating of assets for current and next generation fidelity.
      • Three unannounced titles for the Army.
  • Nov 2010-July 2012
  • Monolith Productions/WB Games Inc.
    Seattle, WA
    Associate Character Artist
    • Evaluation, cleanup, rigging, and weighting of outsourced character and weapon assets.
    • Assisting lines of communication between the art team and outsourcers.
    • Modification of assets for uniformity and functionality.
    • Creation and implementation of new character art assets from concept.
    • Memory management and pipeline cleanup.
      • Gotham City Impostors video game.
      • Unannounced title.
  • Apr 2009-Present
  • 3D Freelance Artist
    Portland, OR
    3D Modeler & Texture Artist
    • Contracted to model components of Columbia Sportswear shoes.
    • Contracted to model and texture numerous construction vehicles, dumpsters and random objects for Doppstadt.
    • Rigging and weight painting for characters and objects for multiple clients.
  • Oct 2004-Oct 2010
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
    Portland, OR
    Stock Associate / Assistant Freight Supervisor
    • Stock, receive and manage inventory of store merchandise.
    • Assemble and tune newly purchased bikes sold by the store.
    • Managed a full team of stock associates no larger than 20, about ¾ of
      which are part-time.
  • Apr 2003-Sept 2004
  • The Sports Authority
    Waipahu, HI
    Certified Bike Technician / Sales Associate
    • Assembled and repaired bikes sold by the store – archived certification.
    • Dealt directly with customers on store sales floor and awarded “Most
      Valuable Player” certificate for outstanding achievement in my department.
    • Stocked, received and managed inventory of store merchandise.

    Education

  • 2006-2010 
  • The Art Institute of Portland
    Portland, OR
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Game Art & Design.
    • Graduated with honors in June, 2010.
    • Concentration: Technical Direction/Rigging and 3D Modeling.
      • "Be Mine" short film.
      • "Soup of the Day" short film.
      • Gold Rush video game.

    Artwork is property of Derek Misaki.
    derek.misaki@gmail.com