Art Director / Artist email@example.com seankeeton.com
Photoshop, Maya, 3ds Max, AnimateCC, Illustrator, After Effects, ZBrush, Unity, Jira, art direction, 3D & 2D animation, 3D modeling, character & prop design, illustration, MMORPG, F2P, mobile
Art Director at Hidden Variable Studios - June 2016 – Present
Skullgirls Mobile (mobile F2P), Upcoming Xbox One Game (currently under NDA), Up & Up (mobile F2P)
Develop art styles, create art bibles. Provide guidance, paint-overs to maintain vision & quality.
Create art solutions to gameplay, retention needs.
Create mockups, characters, animation, and environment art assets in Photoshop, Maya, Flash & Unity.
Set biweekly sprints & meet deadlines.
Work with producers to identify, test, hire, & manage art contractors.
Art Director at SEGA Networks - Three Rings Design Nov 2014 – Mar 2016
Cranky Food Friends (mobile F2P)
Designed look and art bible for new mobile IP that tested well with target audience.
Developed, managed art team. Provided guidance, paint-overs to maintain vision and quality.
Worked with producer and project manager to set weekly schedules.
Created art solutions to gameplay, retention needs.
Created mockups, characters, animation, and other art assets.
Senior Artist at SEGA Networks - Three Rings Design Oct 2013 – Nov 2014
Spiral Knights (Steam F2P MMORPG), Puzzle Pirates (Steam F2P MMORPG)
Created 3D designs, animations, and game assets in Maya and 3ds Max.
Created 2D designs, animations, and game assets in Photoshop and Flash.
Lead Artist at Three Rings Design Mar 2012 – Oct 2013
Designed look of game, created characters, backgrounds, items, UI.
Kept art team motivated and on schedule.
Provided paint-overs and notes to maintain vision and quality.
Artist at Three Rings Design Jan 2008 – Mar 2012
Spiral Knights (PC F2P MMORPG), Whirled (F2P Browser), How to Train Your Dragon: Dragon Academy (PC), Bang Howdy! (F2P PC), Puzzle Pirates (PC F2P MMORPG), Downtown (Facebook)
Created 3D animations, designs, and game assets.
Created 2D animations, designs, and game assets.
Lead Animator at Animagic Studios Jul 2005 – Jan 2008
Created 3D character animation, models, and textures for cartoons, movies, and commercials.
Created 2D character animation.
Designed workflows and provided paint-overs and notes for art team.
My art has been shown in the following galleries:
2019 Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (3 pieces)
2019 The Hive Gallery, Hive Tarot 10, Los Angeles, CA (3 pieces)
2018 Giant Robot 2 Gallery, The Post-It Show, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Mark Todd) (8 pieces)
2018 Featured Artist: Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (17 pieces)
2018 Gallery 30 South, The Coaster Show, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Matt Kennedy) (4 pieces)
2018 Two-Person Exhibition: Vapegoat, Los Angeles, CA (20 pieces)
2018 La Bodega Gallery, Marvelous, San Diego, CA
2018 New Profanity, Dark Art - Dark Products, Los Angeles, CA
2018 New Profanity, Brighten Up, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Art Market PDX, The Nuclear Family, Porland, OR
2018 New Profanity, Mental Illness Show, Los Angeles, CA
My animated shorts have been featured in the following:
2007 Channel Frederator: Episode 83
2006 I Castelli Animati Festival
2005 Aired on the Nicktoons Channel as part of “Nextoons”
2005 Stash DVD Magazine: Issue 14
2004 SoFA Honors Show
2001 SoFA Honors Show
Rochester Institute Of Technology: BFA, Computer Animation 2014
Summa Cum Laude (Top 1% of graduating class) 2004
Dean's List 2000-2004
Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award 2004
Panelist, RIT Student Research Conference 2004
RIT Presidential Scholarship 2000-2004
R. Bruce Reinecker Scholarship 2001-2004
Edward J. Blounstein Distinguished Scholar Award 2000
In addition to my love of art, video games, and animation, I create comics, play guitar, and perform live animation for the stand-up comedy show, Picture This, with comedians such as the Sklar Brothres, Margaret Cho, Adam Conover, Dana Gould, Jimmy Pardo, and John Roberts.