Ricardo Van Duuren | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 12, 2014

Ricardo Van Duuren

Illustration, Concept & 2D Game art and Design
  |   Utrecht, Utrecht
  |  1:54 pm Local Time


Are you in need of the highest quality:

- illustrations;
- concept art;
- 2D game art;
- graphic design?

Please see my portfolio for samples of previous work and examples of my art styles. More samples of my work as well as references of previous clients are available on request.

If you require creativity, focus and attention to detail, strict compliance with your requirements, direct access to the artist executing the work and high quality results, contact Ricardo today with your needs to find out what solutions I can offer you.
Service Description
My services include, but are not limited to:

- art direction (including style guides, guiding junior artists etc.)
- illustration
- concept art (mood, characters, creatures, vehicles, environments and props)
- 2D game / production art (sprites, backgrounds, GUI elements etc.)
- mockups
- flow charts
- interface design
- layout
- icons (GUIs, app store etc)
Computer Graphics Master Academy
Fundamentals of Character Design
Awarded: 2013
Computer Graphics Master Academy
Perspective for Entertainment Design
Awarded: 2012
Computer Graphics Master Academy
Environment Design for Games 2
Awarded: 2012
Computer Graphics Master Academy
Environment Design 1
Awarded: 2011
Computer Graphics Master Academy
Environment Design for Games 1
Awarded: 2011
Hogeschool Zuyd
Bachelor:International Languages and Communication
2002 - 2006
2010 - Present
Founded my own art studio RicoD in November 2010. Have worked on and completed 50+ projects since, mostly in the entertainment industry with a focus on games and more recently children's books, goods and apps.
designer / artist
2010 - 2010
Short term contract as a designer / 2D artist for various projects, mostly in the adver games sector as well as an unreleased Nintendo DS game project. Projects included 2 titles for Disney Interactive as well as various other brand names.
Randstad HR Services
ICT professional (frontend design and development)
2009 - 2010
Part of the web cluster of Randstad HR Solutions. Initially stationed at Randstad HR Solutions as a consultant from TopTalent Consultancy, within several months Randstad HR Solutions offered the position to me buying off my contract with TopTalent Consultancy. Tasks included the design and frontend development of various web apps for their SaaS HR suite for the education sector in the Netherlands as well as assisting management with project wide acquisition and communication between management, marketing and the ICT web unit.
Payment Terms
Before the start of the project at least the first milestone needs to be funded. When a project is funded later than 3 days after the project is awarded new terms will need to be discussed and my availability may not be optimal anymore. Larger projects will require an initial payment of 25% of the project / the first month.

Standard proposals include a maximum of 3 requests for change per milestone / final asset. Requests for change that are outside the scope of the project, differ from the last agreement or are otherwise outside my responsibilities as artist, will have to be treated as a separate milestone. The changes will be billed on an hourly basis based on after calculation or a fixed amount mutually agreed on.

Sketches, designs and mockups are limited to 1 full revision unless other terms have been negotiated.

Rush jobs involving after hours will have a +25-50% surcharge, +100% for weekends and +200% for holidays and will need to be requested at least a day in advance. Unforeseen, immediate rush treatment will have additional charges if possible at all.

Upon cancellation of a project the funds of the current milestone need to be released in full. You have the option to have me complete the current milestone or deliver the work in its' most recent state. If less than a week before the end of the current milestone, then payment needs to be supplemented up to a week's worth. Hourly projects require a one week notice and need to be paid upon cancellation.

Finals are released after payment has been received. A preview version is always shown for evaluation, feedback, critique and comments.

All payments are due within 15 days of completion of the project.

Terms agreed upon in a contract or other written agreement will override these terms.
Ricardo Van Duuren | Elance

Ricardo Van Duuren