Resume

Molly Warner
Austin, TX 78757
mollsiewallsie@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Ringling College of Art & Design - Sarasota, FL
B.F.A. August 2010 - May 2014, Major: Game Art and Design


SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Unreal Engine 4, UDK, Zbrush, Modo, 3DCoat, Quixel dDo & nDo, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, xNormal, Bitmap2Material, Photoshop, Premiere, Marmoset, SpeedTree, and PaintTool Sai.

      Specialties: Creating appealing environments within time and budget constraints. Advanced proficiency in high-poly and low-poly modeling, sculpting, UV mapping and texturing, texture painting, baking high-to-low poly, creating PBR materials, lighting, set dressing, and digital painting.


GAME DEVELOPMENT / ART EXPERIENCE

Environment Artist - Certain Affinity | Austin, TX (April 2017 - Present)
  • Currently working as an Environment Artist on an unannounced project.
  • Creating realistic 3D props, large assets, and modular environment kits based on photo reference and my own designs. Take assets from idea stage to the final in-game asset.
  • World-building with the propriety map editor and tools. Includes set dressing, terrain painting, vegetation/decal placement, and map iteration based on feedback.
  • Frequently play-test the game with co-workers and provide feedback for the maps and gameplay.



Environment Artist - BioWare (Electronic Arts) | Austin, TX (April 2016 - April 2017)
  • Worked as an Environment Artist on Star Wars: The Old Republic expansions Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne.
  • Set dressing, level layout, and world-building, including terrain/flora creation, lighting, and post-processing.
  • Modular asset and texture creation, and prop/level optimization.
  • Worked closely with level designers and cinematic artists on environments to meet their needs for gameplay and camera shots. 
  • Provided in-depth feedback from frequent play-testing, and did bug fixing.
  • Worked with external outsourcers in creating high-quality assets for the game that fit our style.
  • Created illustrated concepts for various vehicles and props.



3D Artist & Texture Artist - Neko Productions | San Diego, CA (August 2015 – April 2016)
  • Painted textures based on concepts and made 3D model/UV fixes for characters in Marvel's Avengers Academy game.
  • Worked together with a team and made changes based on iterative feedback from the client (TinyCo).
  • Kept teammates organized and met daily and weekly deadlines based on the client's needs.





Game Art & Design Student - Ringling College of Art and Design | Sarasota, FL (2010 – 2014)
  • Collaborated with teams of students to design and develop assets and 3D environments of professional level standards. Iterated based on critique, while working under strict deadlines. Created quality concept art of environments and characters with Photoshop and PaintTool Sai.
  • Utilized UDK, Maya, Zbrush, and xNormal to create low poly assets and modular construction kits.
  • Developed concept art, pitched, created, and directed a cinematic game trailer and playable game demo in UDK with a partner over the course of 16 months.


    Animator & Concept Artist - Muvu Media | San Francisco, CA (Summer 2013 Internship)
    • Illustrated and animated characters and props in Adobe Flash for interactive storybooks for the iPad.





    Freelance Artist - San Diego, CA (2008 – 2015)

    • Commissioned to design and draw characters, illustrations, and graphics in Photoshop and PaintTool Sai.
    • Worked with commissioners and developed high-quality art in a timely manner.






    HONORS

    GDC 2013 & GDC 2014 – Work presented as Best of Ringling College's Game Art Work

    Best of Ringling 2014, Juried Show – Garthrun & Toss game trailer and playable demo (Senior Thesis)

    Best of Ringling 2013, Juried Show – 3D Environments, 3D Character, Concept Art

    Best of Ringling 2012, Juried Show – Daemonibus the strategy board-game



    PERSONAL

    Passionate about creating art, playing and discussing video games, and creative writing. Avid enthusiast of movies, comics, concept art, animals, playing piano, and crafting things.