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Gene Pabalan

Freelance Comic Artist & Mural Painter

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Location:San Diego, California, United States
Phone: 619 313 3210
Website: http://www.genesconceptconfidential.blogspot.com/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/genepabalan
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GENE PABALAN
Phone: (619) 313.3210
E-mail: genepab@gmail.com
Portfolio: http://genesconceptconfidential.blogspot.com

Skilled concept artist with traditional and digital art background, providing strong visual imagery aimed to inspire strong visualization toward the development of video games. An experienced graphic designer with a keen understanding of vector art, and sensibility in working with team members and clients in all phases of design development.

CONCEPT ART SKILLS: SOFTWARE:
Traditional art PhotoShop
Anatomy drawing Illustrator
Architecture and perspective drawing Flash
Matte painting and composition Z Brush
Creative visual problem solver 3D Max
Color and fashion implementation CrazyBump
Production and technical drawing Maya
Collaboration After Effects
User Interface design Sony Vegas
Texture and mapping skills


EDUCATION:
The Art Institute of California –San Diego
Bachelors of Science in Game Art and Design JUNE 2010

GAME DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE:
Machine Union
November 2010
Project: Poppit - Pogo Games, Paradise Cove - Pocket Gems
Production Artist
• Develop concepts for levels, assets, structures and characters.
• Provide inspirational visual images for game exploration.
• Provide production art assets and environment
• Created visual solution for assets with technical impossibility properties.
• Communicated and collaborated constantly with Programmers and Art Director throughout the development of the level.
• Constantly provided quick iteration to further justify the assets, structure, level and character in relation to the overall theme and game play.

Sony Online Entertainment Mentorship Program
Prototype Title: Cogshire
Lead Concept Artist
• Developed concepts for levels, assets, structures and characters.
• Provided inspirational visual images for exploration and to a finished art for
presentation of game level.
• Created studies and final designs for color, lighting and mood direction of the game level.
• Provided production art for the creation of 3D models within levels, structures, assets and characters.
• Communicated and collaborated constantly with modelers and UnReal/Level designer throughout the development of the level.
• Constantly provided quick iteration to further justify the assets, structure, level and character in relation to the overall theme and game play.

CREATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Second Place
Heavy Metal : The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse – Famine Art Contest
January 14, 2012

Finalist
The Canvas Wine Artist Series Contest
On going

Features Artist
Platt Presents Marvel Super Heroes: A Creative Tribute - Platt College
November 16, 2012
Alexander Salazar Fine Art
640 Broadway, San Diego, 92101

Matte painting Tutorial Presentation for The Sandiegophotoshopusers.com
October 2008
Presenter

Juried Student Art Exhibition
September 15 – October 15 2008
Featured Artist

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

Convention Services Supervisor Sept. 2007 -Nov
Hyatt Regency La Jolla 2010

* Supervises and coordinates activities of workers
* Plans, prepares, and devises work schedules, according to workloads.
* Issues instructions and assigns duties to workers.
* Trains and instructs employees.
* Communicates with other departments and management to resolve problems and expedite work.
* Resolves complaints and answers questions of customers regarding services and procedures.

Lead Production Artist/Prepress Jan. 2005-Sept.
Business Card Trading - San Marcos 2007

* Designing Business cards, letterheads, envelopes, NCR, Invitations, & flyers.
* Color Separations, Proof Reading, Operating and Making Plates, Making stamps

Freelance Graphic Designer Jan. 2004-Dec. SunLife Medical Center - National City 2004

* Producing graphic design flyers, print advertising, Letter Heads and NCR
* Coordinate all pre- press work.

Senior Graphic Designer Oct. 2002- Nov. Creative License – Philippines 2003

* Created design for brochures, flyers, banners, print advertising, packaging, catalogue and direct mailers
* Designed interactive marketing material, Image Manipulation and Photo Restoration in Photoshop
* Color Separation, Finalizing Artwork, Coordinate with pre- press artist, Color Proofing
Skills (2) Rating
Comic Art
Mural Painting