Joe Baker.
Concept Art & Visual Development.


EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2017 - Present Freelance Concept Artist
Projects can be viewed here

Illustrations for Client’s Personal Brand 2018
Created a mixture of science fiction and fantasy illustrations for a client.
Seize The Imperium (Strategy Card Game) 2018
Created a range of science fiction environments.
Hive Faction (Card Game) 2018
Created four character designs for card illustrations working from initial sketches to finished design.
Early Concept Design / Visual Development for Kickstarter Game (Undisclosed Video Game) 2018
Developed characters and props during early stage game development in order to establish style.
Early Concept Design for Characters (Undisclosed Film) 2018
Worked on a range of character designs to aid in the development of a film production.
Saratoga (Video Game) 2017 - 2018
Created environment concepts to illustrate the games backstory.

2017 Won D&AD New Blood 'One To Watch' Award

2017 Leeds Arts University Degree Show           
Exhibited degree project (short story, visual development, art book, short animated film trailer) - The Broadcast of the Disappearance of Masumi Miyamoto

2017 Leeds Arts University Pop Up Exhibition         
Created an art book for a well received pop up exhibition

2016 Leeds Bid - The Lifting Tower     
Team Project creating a series of Christmas projections onto the Leeds Lifting Tower


EDUCATION

2014 - 2017 Leeds Arts University
BA (Hons) Animation (First Class Honours)
Dissertation on Transmedia Storytelling, World Building & Immersion  

2013 - 2014 Stockport College
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Pass)

2011 - 2013 Aquinas College
A Levels - Art & Design, Graphic Communication, Computing, Physics (AACD)


SKILLS & SOFTWARE

  • Easy going nature with great interpersonal skills

  • Willing to go above and beyond to deliver unique and creative solutions

  • Strong understanding of artistic fundamentals, including colour, materials, light, perspective, form & anatomy

  • Adobe Suite - advanced in Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro & InDesign

  • 3D Concepting - including but not limited to Modo, Maya, Zbrush & Octane Render.

  • Excellent storyboarding skills

  • Good experience as a digital colourist