JamesO'Shea

Brooklyn, NY


+1 650.533.5469 mobile

Experience

  • Illustrator (freelance)
    Brooklyn, NY
    Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
    Jidenna (Wondaland Records)
    -Designed an illustration based on an animated character for an unreleased song promo cover for recording artist, Jidenna.
    -Communicated directly with producer with design iterations and feedback.
  • Concept Designer
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Sep 2009 - Jan 2010
    'Worlds Apart' (short film)
    dir: Michael Huber ad/pd:Thomas Applegate
    -Communicating design ideas directly to artists and director early in the project. Ability to put presentation materials together for weekly & monthly meetings.
    -Creating space ships, environments, characters, props, and color scripts for the Art Director.
    -Collaborate with other artists in the production pipeline to produce production art efficiently.
    -Providing paint-overs for 3D models for potential look development.
    -Providing style guides to the art leads and modelers in the pipeline to work off of and to maintain a certain look.


Skills


  • Skills
    -Proficient in Microsoft Office & Adobe Photoshop on both Mac OSX and Windows platforms. Experience with Final Cut Pro, SketchUp, Maya, Modo, and ZBrush
    -Ability to take a drawing and turn in into a clay sculpture. Basic Mold Making & Casting experience. Strong traditional sculpting, Drawing skills, Digital paint/Photo-collage abilities (Photoshop). Acrylic/Oil Painting Experience.
    -Ability to handle projects under pressure and deliver on a deadline.

Education

  • BA - Entertainment Design
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Jan 2008 - May 2011
    Cogswell Polytechnical College
    -Contributed to the animated short film 'Worlds Apart" for Project X (Fall 2009) doing Concept Designs.
    -Learned Texturing, 3D Modeling & practical sculpture in clay.
  • Alameda, CA
    Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
    Anatomytools.com
    Industry sculpture workshops focusing on Human & Animal Anatomy with Andrew Cawrse, Eric Wilson, Joe Weatherly, Michael Hampton, Damon Bard, Carlos Huante & Jordu Schell.