Claire Roberts

Senior 3D Generalist

Lifelong multidisciplinary artist combining traditional art background with current technology.  Highly organized and detail oriented, with strong communication skills, and at ease with cross-disciplinary collaboration.  Valuable contributor and troubleshooter during all development phases.  Committed and enthusiastic, with 14 years industry experience and 20 shipped titles.

Highlights & Proficiencies

  • Developed for PC, console, mobile, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Gear VR

  • Created 3D assets and VFX using Maya, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop and Unity 3D

  • Functional knowledge of Mudbox, zBrush, Adobe After Effects, Premiere & Sony Vegas

  • Implemented destructible 3D assets using Havok & various state machine systems

  • Designed visual language and VFX for player readability and enhanced gameplay experience

  • Provided asset tracking, quality control, optimization, and outsource management

  • Created and maintained visual libraries, style guides, tutorial packages & pipeline documentation

  • Provided training, mentoring and support for junior artists

Experience

  • Head Monkey, Creation (VR concept development & rapid prototyping) - Banging Rocks - 2018-present

  • VFX Artist, Environment Artist - Titan Squad - 2017-present

  • Art Mentor - Vancouver Film School, Game Design Program - 2015-2017

  • Concept & Texture Artist - New Reality Garage - 2017-2018

  • Lead Artist, VFX Artist - Fire-Point Games - 2017

  • Art Generalist - Blueprint Reality - 2016-2017

  • Art Generalist - Roadhouse Interactive - 2014-2016

  • Environment Artist - Fathom Interactive - 2014

  • Art Director - Team Sharkeye - 2014-2015

  • Art Generalist - Blackbird Interactive - 2012-2013

  • VFX Artist - Relic Entertainment - 2010-2012

  • Environment Artist - Relic Entertainment - 2007-2010

  • Character Artist - Relic Entertainment - 2005-2008

  • Art Generalist - Kerberos Productions - 2004-2005

Education

  • Introduction to Software Development 1 - BCIT, Vancouver, BC - 2010

  • 3D Animation & Digital Effects - Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, BC - 2002-03

  • Fine Arts - Dawson College, Montreal, PQ - 1992-1995

Other Training

  • Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health Commission of Canada - 2015

  • SAFETALK (Suicide Awareness for Everyone) - Crisis Centre, Vancouver - 2015

  • Various - community safety, emergency planning, conflict resolution & de-escalation - Ongoing

Volunteer

  • Ranger (community safety volunteer) - Black Rock Rangers, Burning Man - 2013-present

  • Founder, Mentor - BC Rangers - 2014-2018

  • Volunteer Coordinator - Black Rock Rangers, Burning Man - 2015-18

  • Safety Producer - Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society (GVIAS) - 2016

  • Regional Contact - Burning Man - 2013

  • Board Member, Treasurer, Art Grant Committee - GVIAS, 2013

  • Web Committee Chair - GVIAS - 2012-2014

  • Volunteer Coordinator - GVIAS - 2010

FUN!

  • Visual Arts - painting, drawing, sculpting, calligraphy & illumination, weird multi-disciplinary mashups

  • Performing Arts - vocalist, dancer, fire and flow arts

  • Facilitation - Workshops and interactive projects for creativity, expression, empathy and play

Shipped Titles