RYAN BLAKE
Chicago, IL
Ryan is a professional 3D artist with next gen console, PC, and mobile experience. He is currently the Studio Art Director at Level EX in Chicago. 

EDUCATION
-COLUMBIA COLLEGE  CHICAGO
-BACHELOR OF ARTS - INTERACTIVE ARTS AND MEDIA

EXPERIENCE

 CARDIO EX (2019)

-Art Lead/ Art Director

PULM EX (2018)

-Art Lead/ Art Director

GASTRO EX (2017)

-Art Lead

ISLAND 359 - VR (2017)

-TRex Character Creation

AIRWAY EX (2016)

-ART LEAD

WWE IMMORTALS (2015)

-LEAD CHARACTER ARTIST
-OUTSOURCE MANGER
- RESPONSIBLE FOR CHARACTER ART DIRECTION, MANAGING AND ART DIRECTING MULTIPLE OUTSOURCE HOUSES. HE WAS ALSO
RESPONSIBLE FOR CHARACTER POLISH, TEXTURE ADJUSTMENTS, AND UE3 ENGINE IMPLEMENTATION.

HEROES REBORN GEMINI AND ENIGMA (2015)

-CHARACTER ARTIST
-MARKETING IMAGES
- RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING CHARACTERS FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN UE4. GENERATED HIGH RES ASSETS IN ZBRUSH. RETOPOLOGIZED
AND TEXTURED MODELS USING TOPOGUN AND QUIXEL SUITE.
-ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR GENERATING MARKETING/ PROMO/ KEY ART IMAGES.

WARP -UNRELEASED TITLE (2014)

-CHARACTER ARTIST
-RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING CHARACTERS FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN UE3 MOBILE. CREATED HIGH RES ASSETS, LOW RES ASSETS, TEXTURING AND RIGGING.

NETHER (2013)

-CHARACTER ARTIST
-RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING CHARACTERS FOR A 'CAP - CREATE A PLAYER' SYSTEM. CREATED HIGH RES AND LOW RES ASSETS FOR UE3. ALSO RESPONSIBLE
FOR TEXTURING AND RIGGING.

WORLD WAR Z GAME (2013)

-CHARACTER ARTIST
-RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING CHARACTERS AND RIGS FOR UE3 MOBILE.

MAN OF STEEL GAME (2013)

-CHARACTER ARTIST
-RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING CHARACTERS AND RIGS FOR UE3 MOBILE.

HORN (2012)

-CHARACTER ARTIST
-MARKETING
-CREATED MAJORITY OF CHARACTERS FOR THE HORN MOBILE GAME. RESPONSIBLE FOR RIGS, TEXTURES, HIGH AND LOW POLY MODELS.
-CREATED BREAKABLE ARMOR OF ALL ENEMY TYPES.
-GENERATED KEY ART FOR MARKETING.

 

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

FIGURE PRODUCTION FOR BOX OF ZOMBIES

CREATED HIGH RES DIGITAL SCULPTURES AND THEN PREPARED THEM FOR 3D PRINTING AND MASS PRODUCTION.
 

TA / INSTRUCTOR AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY

Art creation workshops in Unreal 3 Engine, and Maya, Level Design in Unreal 3 and Unity, and character creation with Maya, Photoshop, and Unreal.