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Summary of
And
Qualifications
 
Art Director Competitive, Ambitious,
Highly Motivated
Phone, Tablet, Browser, PC, MAC, & Console Development Experience
Strong Work Ethic
Well Established Team Player
Problem Solver
Creative
Expert Animator 12 years of Experience
Designing Graphics For
Interactive Software
C#, Jquery, Javascript, Html, CSS
Work History
 

Graphic Designer

HAWK GROUP MEDIA PARTNERS
April 2014 - July 2014

  • Design and implement in-house funnel sales pages and CRM order forms
  • Graphic designs for Kindle book covers and layouts, direct-to-mail newsletters, logos, and animated/static banner ads
  • Video editor and animator for YouTube Channel

Chief Creative Officer

Bytesized Studios
November 2012 - current

  • Spearheaded all creative initiatives, designs, and branding of the company
  • Critical in funding search, raising $450k over the course of 9 months
  • Developed and maintained all company assets for all projects
  • Increase development efficiency by creating and developing scripts for art deployment, level building, and animation rendering

Creative Director

Digital Harmony Games
Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2012

  • Design a simple but effective art pipeline to minimize production time.
  • Train junior artists on current techniques
  • Take on the most complicated tasks
  • Design the UI, UX, Graphics and Animations
  • Create tools to automate redundant tasks, simplify complicated processes and increase productivity

Lead Artist

Breakaway LTD
Nov. 2006 - April 2011

  • Design the UI, UX, Graphics and Animations
  • Manage the schedule for the art team
  • Design art pipeline to meet the needs of the clients
  • Hold lectures and training sessions for junior artists
  • Work with design and programming to ensure the art us on target with the projects overall design

Lead Animator
Breakaway LTD
Feb. 2003 - Nov 2006

  • Work with lead artist to create a unified style
  • Review animations to assure high quality
  • Produce highly realistic human animations
  • Switch between departments when needed to help other teams meet deadlines

Freelance Artist

Mad Minute Games
2004 - 2006

  • Created two award winning indie games
  • One of which made the PC Magazine's "Top 100 PC Games of all time" list
  • Designed the Graphical User Interface
  • Modeled, Textured, Animated in-game artwork
  • Lighting, compositing, and Effects for Cinematic

Character Artist
and Animator


Big Huge Games
April 2002 - Dec. 2002

  • Character Design, Concept Art, Modeling, Texturing, UV Mapping, Rigging and Animating


Software Expertise

Adobe Dreamweaver
          Web Design
Adobe After Effects
          Video Effects
Adobe Illustrator
          Graphic Design
Adobe Phtoshop
          Digital Paintings
Adobe InDesign
          Desktop Publishing
3DStudio Max
          3D Art and Animation
Unity 3D
          Multi-Platform Software
Zbrush
          Digital Sculpting and Texturing

Education


Pittsburgh PA, 15222

B.S. of Media Arts and
Animation, March 2002

 
“Others have seen what is and asked why...
I have seen what could be and asked why not.”
-Pablo Picasso
About Me

My name is Stephen Varga. I’m a multidisciplinary art director whose mission in life is to shatter every mold, escape every box, and push all envelopes. I have a love affair with art, which is only exceeded by an extreme obsession for fresh and dried mangos. I’ve worn many hats, and have developed a vast skill set throughout my digital media art career, but my goal has remained strong: to evoke and produce an emotion within my designs. Design has the power to stir emotion; which becomes the ultimate, natural way to drive the user experience in all things digital.



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