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Dane Miner

Freelance Sci Fi Artist & Fantasy Artist

Location:Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Phone: 5419084456
2 Skills
Skill Set:
• Illustration and Rendering with traditional medias
• Digital art creation and asset generation
• Digital painting, inking, vector graphics and graphic design
• Character design for fictional, fantasy, and real-world properties
• Concept design of character, costume, prop, and environments
• Scene illustrator and storyboarding for television, movies, and video games
• Basic 2D and 3D animation skills for ease-of-communication with other team members

• 2011-2013 Bachelor of Fine Art, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
• 2000-2003 Bachelor of Arts (Multimedia Design), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
• 1999-2000 Portland State University (Fine Art), Portland, OR

• Oregon State University, Helen E. Plinkiewisch Award - 2012
• Oregon State University, Fine Arts Award in Painting – 2012
• Oregon State University, Certificate of Distinction: Fine Arts – 2013
• Oregon State University, Provost’s Purchase Award – 2013
• Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzcon World of Warcraft Art Winner – 2005
• Southpeak Interactive, “Monster Madness” Conceptual Design Winner -- 2006

• Group Exhibition, Recent Graduates, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR -2013
• Group Exhibition, Women in Art, Memorial Union Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - 2013
• Group Exhibition, mixed works, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - 2012
• Group Exhibition, Montage, West Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 2012
• Group Exhibition, OSU Painting Exhibition, Albina Community Bank, Portland, OR 2012

Teaching Experience:
• Teaching Assistant – Felix Oliveros (ART 100 & 199 Art Orientation) - 2013
• Studio Assistant – Michael Boonstra (Jumpstart Sculpture course) - 2012

Recent Projects:

Illustrator, Alderac Entertainment Group, 2013
• High-fantasy illustrations for commercial card game
• Create final art assets based on client Art Guide

Illustrator, Chan Thor GameOps, 2009-2012
• Provide full-color, digitally painted character art for “Collectible Card Game”
• Conceptual design of characters and game lore
• Create world maps and group emblems for website and packaging

Art Experience:

Illustrator, ArenaRating, 2010-2011
• Fantasy banner illustrations to client specification, based on Blizzard's World of Warcraft
• Original logos and visual system for branding

Concept Artist, Koolhaus Games Inc., 2009
• Duties include primary character designs, conceptual scenes, and illustrated break-down of game-play mechanics for AAA console title

Illustrator, OverInteractive Media inc., 2008-2009
• Duties include original character, prop, set designs, storyboards and script revision
• Produce full-color conceptual and promotional artwork for sci-fi television comedy

Illustrator, Freelance, Vancouver, BC, 2008
• Military-themed illustrations for an online Air Force media project
• Provided Flash-ready full-color characters, sets, and props for interactive site
• Hundreds of comic-book style narrative images

Concept Artist, Versis, Inc., Lake Oswego, OR, 2005-2006
• Designed the interiors, color schemes, and logo for a new gaming-related business
• Responded to frequent revisions from company founders and related professionals
• Produced conceptual renderings and architectural layouts

Intern, Tesseraction Games, Eugene, OR, 2003
• Produced artwork for graphic novels based on “Enigma: Rising Tides”
• 2D illustration for character and ship designs
• Created UI prototypes and final art assets

Concept Artist, Romeo & Juliet Productions, Eugene, OR, 2003
• Produced character design sketches, full-color illustrations, set illustrations, storyboards, and character expression templates (for animation keyframes)

Contributor, TokyoPop, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
• Produced original manga “Vexen” for the 4th “Rising Stars of Manga Competition”
• Responsible for script, storyboarding, penciling, inking, toning, and lettering
• Later produced unused concept art, original story, and storyboards for “Faerie’s Landing”
Skills (2) Rating
Sci Fi Art
Fantasy Art