Art Director, Digital Artist

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Resume ID:

460407

Posted:

07.10.2017

Location:

Houston 

Postal Code:

77041
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Employment Category:

Other

Employment Type:

Full Time, Contractor

Desired Salary:

$8,500.00 per month

Language:

English, Good, Hindi, Good, Marathi, Good, Malayalam, Basic,
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Objective:

Seeking a position at Art Studios where I can maximize my 10+ years of management, quality assurance, program development, and training experience.

Education:

06.01.2000 - 06.30.2004
Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art
Illustration
Bachelor’s Degree


Work Experience:

03.12.2009 - 01.24.2017
Art Director
Games2win India Pvt Ltd | Other
  • Leading a team of 5 members; managing creative direction throughout development & lifecycle of the game
  • Liaising with external vendors and freelancers for additional art requirements
  • Recruiting for projects, providing them feedbacks and meeting the deadlines
  • Understanding and facilitating the production requirement and outsourcing the work to freelancers thus, reducing the cost
  • Directing efforts right from idea generation stage, producing sketches and discussing ideas for every aspect of the game, from the storyline and the design to the gameplay and the interface
  • Coordinating with Product Managers, Creative Team and Game Design Team for understanding & meeting the requirements of the client
  • Communicating graphic themes of style and goals of a product to the team
  • Ensuring quality, consistency, and compliance of the graphic production throughout the production process
  • Pitching innovative game features that are designed to improve customer acquisition; working closely with the team to effectively implement new features and systems
  • Controlling budgets, planning resources and managing both the team and the process
  • Collaborating with team members to implement and iterate on overall game vision
 
 
Highlights
Pioneered the development of games such as:



08.01.2008 - 01.31.2009
Team lead - Art
Animedia Interactive | Other
  • Supervised and supported Art Team of 7 members through the production & pre-production process
  • Worked with Game Designers, Writers, Animators & Programmers
  • Conceptualized and designed interfaces for multimedia games, products and devices
  • Defined goals, clarified direction and collected and conveyed thoughts on best practices 


01.01.2007 - 05.31.2008
Art Head
Aryan Media | Other
  • Successfully designed & developed games for www.kheloyaar.com & www.zapak.com
  • Designed websites such as www.hiranandanihospital.com, mellowtrade.com, kheloyaar.com, www.hakonefun.com, and www.hawkersmenace.com
  • Kheloyaar.com: Suggested innovative ideas and played a key role in development of games like Elefunda, Meenakshi, Bechki & Rope-Trick
  • zapak.com: Prepared concept art, layouts and menu art for projects like Love in Vacuum and Ravan
  • Infosys: Created Animated presentations for Infosys products like Know-Your-Client (KYC), New-Account- Opening (NAO), Global-Payment-System (GPS), Integration Business Solution (IBS) and XY to XI 


12.01.2004 - 05.31.2006
Cartoonist
Jam Magazine | Media-Journalism
  • Created cover illustrations-caricatures for bi-weekly magazine
  • Cartoons for different articles in magazine


Total Years Experience:

13

Skills:

Practical

  • Caricaturing
  • Cartooning
  • Character designing
  •  Drawing and Sketching
  •  Digital Painting
 

Applications

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Flash

Occupations:

Creative-Design: Computer Animation & Multimedia, Creative Direction-Lead, General-Other: Creative-Design, Graphic Arts-Illustration, Industrial Design, Web-UI-UX Design
IT-Software Development: Web-UI-UX Design

Resume Entry:

 

 

Games2win Pvt. Ltd.

TypeCasual Games, Online PC Games, Mobile Games etc
Duration2009 - 2017
RoleArt Direction
 
  • Leading a team of 5 members; managing creative direction throughout development & lifecycle of the game
  • Liaising with external vendors and freelancers for additional art requirements
  • Recruiting for projects, providing them feedbacks and meeting the deadlines
  • Understanding and facilitating the production requirement and outsourcing the work to freelancers thus, reducing the cost
  • Directing efforts right from idea generation stage, producing sketches and discussing ideas for every aspect of the game, from the storyline and the design to the gameplay and the interface
  • Coordinating with Product Managers, Creative Team and Game Design Team for understanding & meeting the requirements of the client
  • Communicating graphic themes of style and goals of a product to the team
  • Ensuring quality, consistency and compliance of the graphic production throughout the production process
  • Pitching innovative game features that are designed to improve customer acquisition; working closely with the team to effectively implement new features and systems
  • Controlling budgets, planning resources and managing both the team and the process
  • Collaborating with team members to implement and iterate on overall game vision
 
 
Highlights
Pioneered the development of games such as:

 
 

Animedia Interactive, Mumbai

Type Casual Games, Online PC Games
Duration 2008 - 2009
RoleTeam Lead – Game Art
  • Supervised and supported Art Team of 7 members through the production & pre-production process
  • Worked with Game Designers, Writers, Animators & Programmers
  • Conceptualized and designed interfaces for multimedia games, products and devices
  • Defined goals, clarified direction and collected and conveyed thoughts on best practices
 
 

Aryan Media, Thane, Mumbai

TypeInteractive Media Agency
Duration2007 - 2008
RoleArt Head
 
  • Successfully designed & developed games for www.kheloyaar.com & www.zapak.com
  • Designed websites such as www.hiranandanihospital.com, mellowtrade.com, kheloyaar.com, www.hakonefun.com and www.hawkersmenace.com
  • Kheloyaar.com: Suggested innovative ideas and played a key role in development of games like Elefunda, Meenakshi, Bechki & Rope-Trick
  • zapak.com: Prepared concept art, layouts and menu art for projects like Love in Vacuum and Ravan
  • Infosys: Created Animated presentations for Infosys products like Know-Your-Client (KYC), New-Account- Opening (NAO), Global-Payment-System (GPS), Integration Business Solution (IBS) and XY to XI
 

 

 
 

Jam Magazine, Prabhadevi, Mumbai

TypePublication House
Duration2004 - 2007
RoleIllustrator / Cartoonist
 
  • Created cover illustrations-caricatures for bi-weekly magazine
  • Cartoons for different articles in magazine
 
 

Independent Freelance Experience

 
  • Designed bi-monthly magazine
  • Worked on multiple caricature assignments 
 

Education

 
  • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai, India in 2004
 
 

Location

 
  • Current Address: 10800 Clay Road, Apt 11201, Century Westway Park, 77041 Houston, Texas, USA
  • Permanent Address: 04 Ashwamedh, Manorama Sadan, Chitrewada, Station Road, Kalwa West, Thane - 400605. Maharashtra, India 
User Info

SUMESH PILLAI
Houston, United States