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Michael Ackerman

Freelance Illustrator & Fantasy Artist

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Location:San Francisco, California, United States
Website: http://MichaelAckermanArt.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michaelackerman
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Michael Ackerman
Concept Design & Illustration

WORK EXPERIENCE

2012 Freelance Production Artist: Digital Experience Studios
Created item, talent tree and troop icons, character avatars and the main page backdrop
illustration for Alliance Warfare.

2011 3D Artist, Contract : Turbine Inc
Working with the Turbine team to create high quality art assets for Lord of the Rings Online.
Freelance Production Artist: Digital Experience Studios
Created item, talent tree and troop icons, character avatars and the main page backdrop
illustration for Alliance Warfare.

2011 Freelance Icon Artist: Part 12 Studios
Created a set of talent tree icons for Quciksilver:Rise of Crowvel, a condensed game experience

2010 Lead Artist, 3D Artist: United Nations Game to End Violence Against Women
Emergent Media Center Winooski VT
Worked on a game funded by the UN which uses the sabido method coupled with soccer appeal totrigger social change in third world countries. Delegated tasks for an art team of 15, steered the
artistic direction of the project while accommodating to the client’s requirements, and helped art
team achieve production goals.

2009 iPhone App Artist: Elliott Masie’s Learning 2009
Emergent Media Center Winooski, VT
Collaboratively designed and created two iPhone apps in 72 hours during the Elliott Masie
Learning 2009 Conference. Produced custom buttons, backgrounds and UI elements based off
client’s functionality requirements.

EDUCATION
2010 Electronic Game and Interactive Design: Art and Animation, Bachelor of Science
Champlain College, 2010

FOCUSED SKILLS
Commitment to Excellence
Strong Interpersonal Communication
Consideration for Workflow Dependencies
Self-Motivated and Collaborative

SOFTWARE
Adobe Photoshop CS6, Autodesk Maya 2012,
Pixologic Zbrush, 3D-Coat, Tortoise SVN

ACHIEVEMENTS
Achieved the Rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 332, Cornish/Plainfield NH, Oct 2008
Chosen to participate in Elliott Masie’s Learning 2009 Conference challenge.
References will be furnished upon request
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Illustration
Fantasy Art