Jon Davies
CV

“A versatile and constantly enthused artist with experience in a wide range of media from pixel work and concept art through to 3D animation and video editing, having worked with both high-profile licences and original games with equal eagerness, dedication and speedy execution.”

Skills:

  • Speed – Constantly surprising coworkers with rate of work, participated in nearly 30 commercial mobile phone games in three years of work, excluding submissions/marketing material.
  • Professional animation skills, with a passion for creating lively, charismatic 2D and 3D animations for gaming
  • Experienced pixel artist, working with tiny image dimensions and colour depth to create lavish scenery and sprites.
  • A good spread of experience with different art applications – Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, 3D Studio MAX, Maya, GraphicsGale, ArtRage, Unity 3D, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, M3G/M3D conversion tools as well as in-house development tools used for animation and level design.
  • Good team skills, working with groups both in and out of the office and providing problem-solving ideas with motivation and wit.

Career History:

IOMO Studios (part of Infospace)
2004 – 2007
Graphic Artist

Responsible for game’s presentation, advertising materials and design stage,dictating the visual style and mechanics.

FinBlade
2007 – 2008

Graphic Artist

Responsible for game’s presentation, advertising materials and design stage,dictating the visual style and mechanics.

Megadev
2008 – 2014 
Graphic Artist/Designer/Co-Founder

Responsible for all game graphic assets, marketing materials and also gameplaymechanic designs and boss creation.

Massive Monster
2014 – 2015 
Graphic Artist/Designer/Co-Founder

Responsible for game graphic assets,marketing materials and also gameplay mechanic designs and bosscreation. Also handled social networks including Twitter, Facebook,Instagram and Tumblr.

Game Credentials (released titles):

SUPER HOUSE OF DEAD NINJAS (2012/13)
Flash, PC(Steam)
Lead Artist

BIG-TIME BUTTER BARON (2012)
Flash
Lead Artist

TIME4MORECAT(2012)
Flash
Lead Artist

HOUSE OF DEAD NINJAS (2011)
Flash
Lead Artist

BOMBOOZLE2 (2010)
Flash
Lead Artist

DEADLY SIN 2 (2010) 
PC
Artist (Battle Sprite Animator)

MY WORD! (2010) 
Flash
Lead Artist

BLACK SIGIL: BLADE OF THE EXILED (2009)
Nintendo DS
Sprite Artist, Boss Design &Animation

KNIGHTFALL: DEATH AND TAXES (2009) 
PC and iOS
Lead Artist

SUPER FIGHTER BLOCK BATTLE (2008) 
Freeware (Mobile/Game Boy Advance)
Cutscene Artist (Intro and Endings)

SUPER SLOTH BOMBER (2008)
Flash
Lead Artist

KNIGHTFALL2 (2008)
Flash
Lead Artist

BLOCK SQUAD (2008)
Flash
Lead Artist

KNIGHTFALL(2008)
Flash
Lead Artist

TIME4CAT(2008) 
Flash
Lead Artist

BOMBOOZLE iPHONE (2008) 
Flash
Background Artist

BMW RACING (2007)
J2ME
Lead Artist & 3D Low-Poly Modeller

NOW QUIZ (2006) 
J2ME 
Lead Artist

AQUASTAX (2006)
J2ME
Secondary Artist, Promo Movie Animator

LE MANS (2006)
J2ME
Lead Artist & 3D Modeller

FPR SUPERBIKES (2005)
J2ME
Lead Artist

SLOT RACERS (2005) 
J2ME
Lead Artist

THIEF: DEADLY SHADOWS (2005)
J2ME
Sprite Artist, Character Animator

COLIN MCRAE RALLY (2004)
J2ME
Lead Artist

TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR (2004)
J2ME
Technical Artist, Map Conversion

PUB FRUITY (2004)
J2ME
Lead Artist

Qualifications:


Escape Studios 3-day Maya course Work-relatedtraining; custom prepared for work relating to low-poly modelling

BA Interactive Multimedia Graduated(1stDegree)

HND Multimedia Graduated(Merit)

ND Graphics Design/Computer Graphics Graduated(Merit)

GSCEs “A”in Art, “B”in German, English, Science, “C”in Maths, English Literature

Interests/Activities:

Gaming (Wii, PS2, Xbox360, PSP, DS, PC). Gamemaking (homemade RPGs, teamprojects.) Swimming at the gym. Reading books. Traditional art.Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.

Accomplishments:

  • 2004 BAFTA Nominations for Colin McRae Rally and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005.
  • GAME JAME CONTEST RESULTS -
    2011; won in the categories of Best Game Design, Best Animation.
    2013; won in the category of Best Animation.
    2014; won Game of the Show & People's Choice
    2015 GLOBAL GAMEJAM (Southampton division); won Game of the Show

    Other:
  • Have self-published illustrated humour book “CUCUMBERTOPS and Other Animals of the Veggiesaur Kingdom”
  • Competitive gamer contests, reached finals of Southampton Mario Kart 8 Championships 2014 

Download a copy of my CV here
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