Shana Vandercruysse
Shana Vandercruysse
Freelance Character Artist
Berlin, Germany

Summary

I've been a Freelance Character artist for over a year now and got to work on varying projects, from toy design to classical sculptures and realtime game art. My main game is creating the models from A to Z, but if needed I can provide rigs and animations as cherry on top.

As a work-for-hire I treat the wishes, needs and concerns of my clients with great respect and try to help out where I can. Besides that I take great pride in being a perfectionist. I dot the i's and cross the t's ;)

Before going freelance I was a teacher at Belgium's Game art university DAE where I was leading the character art programs among other responsibilities.

If you think I would be a good match for your project, don't hesitate to get in touch! Or if you want to see me at work, come say hi at one of my streams on Twitch :)

Skills

Realtime game artDigital SculptingCharacter ModelingFacial Rigging & AnimationFacial expressionsAnatomyPBR Texturing

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Keyshot
Keyshot
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
ZBrush
ZBrush

Productions

  • Fortnite epic games cover 410x410.jpg.optimal
    • Video Game
      Fortnite
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Character artist
    • Company
      Airborn - Epic
  • Divinity original sin cover
    • Video Game
      Divinity 1 - Original Sin
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Character artist, Rigging, Environment animator, character/creature animator,
    • Company
      Larian Studios

Experience

  • Freelance Character Artist at Airborn Studios
    Berlin, Germany
    March 2017 - Present

    Through Airborn studios I've been able to work on a handful of heads for the characters in Fortnite by Epic. Can't wait to add them to my portfolio!

  • Freelance Character Artist at GlobeTrade
    Kortrijk, Belgium
    June 2016 - Present

    GlobeTrade provides me with the awesome opportunity to sculpt and design toys and figurines for them! They work for many big licenses but unfortunately I can't show any of the work I did for them yet...

  • 3D arts Lector at Howest University - Digital Arts and Entertainment
    Kortrijk, Belgium
    September 2012 - September 2016 (4 years)

    Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE) is one of the worlds best Game Art schools, located in Belgium. I was a teacher, community manager and study coach here for a couple of years; leading the Character art programs (3D basics, Zbrush and Rigging), organizing events and party's and taking care of the well being of my students. I quit in 2016 because I wanted to orient my career more towards production.