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Ryan Gatts | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 15, 2014

Ryan Gatts

   United States
  |   Seattle, WA

Overview

I am Ryan Gatts -- an animator, effects artist, and digital generalist. I think videogames represent the most interesting work being done in the world right now, and I want to be a part.

I have experience working in both large and small team environments; from being a key animator on a 40+ person animated film, to producing all of the art and code for a small game made in 48 hours. I focus on achieving a consistent tone, style, and level of quality across all parts of the production pipeline. I believe a broad base of knowledge and an...

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Portfolio

Painted in Photoshop. Used as a design guide for terrain for a game.
Rendered in Maya, painted in Photoshop. Used as a style guide for a game.
This is a screenshot from a film I art directed. All textures in this shot are by me as...
Painted in Photoshop. Used to guide lighting, layout, and color palette of the shot of...
Rendered in Maya, painted in Photoshop. Used as a style guide for a game. This image...
This is a painting from a film I art directed. This painting is meant to demonstrate...
These are two paintings that were different proposals for the art direction of the...
Painted in Photoshop. Used to describe the mood, layout, and lighting of the cockpit...
Painted in Photoshop. Used to describe the mood, scale, and lighting of a typical crash...

Skills (10)

Tested
Storyboarding
Maya
Animation
Photoshop
After Effects
Computer Animation
Game Design
Drawing
Traditional Animation
Texturing

Employment

Innate Games
Lead Artist
2013 - 2014
Overseeing and generating art at all levels, from concept art, to visual effects, to shaders, to terrain, to scripting.
Think Again Media
Freelance Storyboard Artist
2013 - 2013
Created storyboards for a series of commercials.
Camp TechWise
Game Design Instructor
2013 - 2013
Taught game design, programming, and game art to middle school-aged children at a technology summer camp. We primarily worked in Game Maker Studio and Unity.
Contrast Creative, Inc.
Freelance Storyboard Artist
2013 - 2013
Created pitch boards for a series of commercials for several local North Carolina Hospitals.
Computer Task Group
Project Coordinator for Lenovo
2012 - 2013
Working as a temporary contract employee at Lenovo. Managing the processing of pdf files on Bills of Material being loaded into a new tool, analyzing XML files for errors, and making corrections...
Think Again Media
Freelance Storyboard Artist
2012 - 2012
Scouted locations and drew storyboards for use in a short video project.
Things Remembered
Seasonal Engraver
2010 - 2010
I used graphic design skills to layout and size text and graphics to be engraved.
Contrast Creative, Inc.
Visual Effects and Animation Internship
2010 - 2010
I created visual effects and animations, did layout for print and digital media, touched up photographs, and visually designed websites. I worked intensively in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.
Contrast Creative, Inc.
Design Assistant
2009 - 2009
I designed and created logos and greeting cards.
Contrast Creative, Inc.
Design Assistant
2009 - 2009
I helped in making graphics and page designs for print.
Atomic Games
Quality Assurance Internship
2009 - 2009
I tested gaming software, logged interview footage, and otherwise assisted where needed.
Things Remembered
Seasonal Engraver
2009 - 2009
I used graphic design skills to layout and size text and graphics to be engraved.
Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean Bistro
Counter Server / Food Prep
2008 - 2008
I ran the cash register, took food orders, answered the phone, prepared and cooked food, cleaned floors and counters, and washed dishes.
Scuppernong, Inc
Freelance Animator
2008 - 2008
I was commissioned to create a one minute Flash advertisement video for the launch of the Scuppernong, Inc. web site. I was in charge of designing, directing, animating, and coloring the commercial.
Things Remembered
Seasonal Engraver
2008 - 2008
I used graphic design skills to layout and size text and graphics to be engraved.

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Magna Cum Laude
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