I'm Shana, I'm an allround character artist, currently working on a cool mobile game in Berlin. I've been playing around with sculpting anatomy, goofy faces, textures, rigging, lighting and rendering for - gosh - has it been 10 years?
Right now I work at Snowprint studios, which is a wonderful indie startup creating pretty cool mid core strategic mobile games. They have a high visual standard 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!
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 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 basic 3D and photoshop skills. This college is also the place where I learned my very first game art skills as a student <3
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.