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Steamroller exists to breathe life into stories, characters, and experiences in visual, physical, and virtual spaces. Each project that comes our way, be it a game, a film, or a theme park ride, exists in its own universe. It is our job to bring this multiverse to life. Our animators build believable characters and whole worlds in a multitude of universes, while our developers manipulate the rules of perception to transport you to a new definition of reality. We relish the opportunity to bring our clients’ universes to life while also developing our own stories.

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Donte’ Hawkins

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Donte’ Hawkins

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Advancing Environment Artist

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Donte’ Hawkins

342 Lakeview Circle – Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Phone: 630.450.6364

Email: gamer.17ultimate@gmail.com

Portfolio: https://www.artstation.com/doncreations

 

Education

Westwood College-DuPage

Bachelors of Applied Science in Game Art – Graduated with Cum Laude

August 2012 – May 2015  – Woodridge, Illinois

 

Software and Program Skills

– Unity

– Unreal

– Photoshop

– Substance Painter and Substance Designer

– Blender

– Maya

– 3DS Max

 

Technical Skills

– 3D Modeling

 

– Quality Assurance Testing

 

Experience

The Mx Group – Call Specialist

September 2017 – Present // Burr Ridge, Illinois

– Responsible for calling business professionals and selling product line.

– Responsible for inputting client information into call center software.

 

eTecc Interactive – 3D Artist and Account Representative

February 2017 – March 2017 // Naperville, Illinois

– Educated clients with technical questions about dashboard mechanics.

– Assisted the design and development team with new technologies and digital solutions.

– Responsible for modeling, animating, coloring and highlighting 3D vehicles.

 

Nebraska Book Company – eCommerce Intern

December 2015 – February 2017 // Naperville, Illinois

– QA tested websites, created web audits and designs for presentations.

– Ran and managed all systemic process updates related to product merchandising.

– Ran reports in Google Analytics and built week over week visual reporting.

– Consolidated cancellation reports and adjusted amounts on front end systems.

– Reviewed IT Tickets and advanced requests with low/high priority.

– Constructed HTML emails in affiliate marketing platforms.

 

ShadowFall Studios – Art Intern

June 2014 – September 2015 // Virtual

– Painted detailed characters in Adobe Photoshop.

– Created environment terrain assets with the Unity Game Engine.

– Assisted with designing the company logo.

– Collaborated with the game development team on design specifications.

 

Projects and Activities

Online Programming Classes // January 2018 – Present

– I am currently taking online classes in both Codecademy and General Assembly. Mainly learning about HTML, CSS and Java.

Overwatch Fan Art Environment (Watchpoint Gibraltar) // August 2017 – Present

– Started on another environment project! Josh Rife (Environment Artist at Red Storm Entertainment) is giving me great advice while I am working on this project.

AAA Environment Art Mentorship // April 2017

– Completed an environment art mentorship with Ryan Benno who is an environment artist at Insomniac Games. He helped me go into a deeper understanding of environment art, assisted me with my technical abilities in making art faster and efficient, plus gave me tips on how to become a better environment artist.

 

Achievements

 

Westwood College

– Won multiple Dean’s List and President’s List awards.

– Recognition for character art contest for MB Financial Bank.

Joliet Junior College – Game Design Competition // May 2012

– Won game honors for the Computer Information & Office Systems Department.

Skills

  • Unity
  • Unreal

Education

August 2012 - May 2015

Bachelor's in Applied Science: Game Art at Westwood College

Learned about graphic design, programming, 3D modeling, texturing and the environment art flow.

Experience

September 2017 - Present

Call Specialist at The Mx Group

– Responsible for calling business professionals and selling product line.
– Responsible for inputting client information into call center software.

  • Art, Modeling, Texturing
  • Updated 2 years ago

To contact this candidate email gamer.17ultimate@gmail.com

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