I'm Shana, I'm a character artist, outsource manager, rigger, lighter, renderer and so much more, currently overseeing work on a few really cool mobile games at Snowprint Studios in Berlin.
Snowprint studios is a wonderful young game studio creating mid core turn based strategic mobile games; in other words not your average "play me in the bathroom/bored housewife" kinda games, but more "chess on steriods looking really awesome and challenging" kinda games... They have a high visual standard and focus a lot of player satisfaction, and that's basically why I love working there. I'm their principal character artist, which means that on a day to day I get to do all the things I love doing! If you are a 3D character artist with some primo skills yourself, please hit me up, as I'm always keen on finding great people to work with :)
Before working with the lovely people at Snowprint I was a freelance Character artist for a few years, working on exciting well known projects such as Fortnite, but also exciting lesser known projects for advertisement, 3D print - toy industry, retail and more.
In what now seems a distant past I was also a lecturer at the globally renowned and award winning Digital arts and Entertainment for e few years, a university college in Belgium that delivers quality game dev students to the industry. There I was responsible for the Character art courses and rigging courses, next to teaching 3D intro courses, photoshop and standard industry knowledge.
As a principal character artist I oversee a wide variety of things, all concerning the characters in our game.
I establish the look of our characters, create highpoly render-models as well as lowpoly in-game models, oversee planning, manage outsourcing, take care of rigging, rendering and more.
Xiola contacted me with the amazing opportunity to work on a nation wide courtesy campaign for the Belgian railway company. Up to this day my work is to be seen in all trains and station in Belgium on little plaques and large posters, telling people how to behave on and around the trains!
Through Airborn studios I was able to work on a handful of heads and skins for the characters in Fortnite by Epic. Some of them are still not present in my portfolio though :D
GlobeTrade provided me with the awesome opportunity to sculpt and design toys and figurines for them! They work for many big licenses like Warner bros, Disney, Marvel and so on.
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.