Resume

Resume

Gordon Janikowski

34 Prouse drive Brampton, Ontario L6V 3A8

647-225-4673

gjanikowski@hotmail.ca
gordon@gordonjanikowski.com






Looking to Hire?


 I am an artist with over 3 years experience working in Toronto and abroad. I have a passion for bringing people's visions to life. During my time freelancing and working in the mobile game and film industry, I have aquired the ability to manage my time to work under tight deadlines with an eye for quality and detail.  I am a team player that strives to see the success of the project and the team I am working with. I take critique well and take great pride in my work to best reflect the team that I am working for. I look forward to bringing my best to your team!




Skills



- Expert Photoshop skills
- Excellent perpective, composition and draftsman skills

- Excellent painting, texturing, and concept art skills

- Amazing time management to ensure all benchmarks are hit on time
- Ability to draw and paint in a variety of styles to match the project I am working on
- Knowledge of lighting and color

- Classical training in animation, drafting, painting, and design

- Thorough knowledge of the human anatomy

- Experienced in 3DS Max, Flash, Toonboom, ZBrush, Unreal Editor, Mocha, Sketchbook Pro

- Highly motivated, accurate, efficient, and a fast learner

- Ability to problem solve and adapt to any situation


Work Experience


Current Job position- Layout Artist at 9 Story Media Group
- Using Flash and Photoshop to create layouts for animation
- Follow storyboards and ensure files are layered properly to allow for animation  
- Ensure there is enough art to cover all shots in each specific layout
- Place field guides according to the storyboard
- Create new art in a fashion that can be easily re-usable in future episodes
- Follow lead and director notes and make changes accordingly
- Follow show specific style guidelines to match art to style

2015 - Junior Stereo Artist at Legend 3D
- Follow in house pipepline for assigned tasks using in house proprietary software
- Take feedback from directors and adjust work according to feedback
- Manage my time to ensure all shots are finished by the due date
- Learn a variety of proprietary and non proprietary softwares to adapt to workflow outlined by Legend 3D 

2014 - Illustrator for upcoming RPG Grimmgard

- Creating illustrations visualizing the characters, feel and mood of the game
- Taking feedback to ensure images visualize creator's ideal look for the game

2014 - Layout Artist, Storyboard Artist, Scene set up, Animator and BG Artist for Depth of Creative Xia Men, Fu Jian China
- Responsible for interpreting scripts into storyboards and leica reels
- Responsible for creating layouts and scene set up
- Responsible for animation
- Responsible for creating BG's and assets for mobile games

2013 - A Venture Capital Mobile Game Intern

- Concept artist for the project

- Responsible for creating concepts for Characters, Environments, and Props

- Character/environment modeler and texture artist

- Responsible for overseeing all models and UV layouts and making sure both are optimized for performance

-Level Design

-Responsible for creating level maps,modularity, objectives and run time poly counts


2013 –
Bloodrealm online trading card game

- Freelanced illustrations to be used in game


2012 - Caricature Artist for Samsung mobile

- Responsible for campaign materials

- Drawing caricatures on the spot with the Samsung Galaxy Note phone


2011 - Santa Claus Parade Artist

- Sculpting, Painting and building floats for the Toronto Santa Claus Parade


2010-2011 - Figure Drawing Teacher's Assistant Seneca college under Werner Zimmermann

- Running class in professor's absence

- Tutoring students in private or group settings/ reviewing student work

- Attending to students for guidance in anatomical figure drawing


2010- Kiddo Magazine

- Illustration published summer 2010 issue Vol. 4 issue 14


2008-2010 - Lead Artist Kaman's Art Shoppes

- Dealing with customers and drawing caricatures

- Training new artists