Summary

12+ years of design experience specializing in visual development, illustration and graphic design. My professional goal is to create high quality content, where images and stories ignite imagination and contribute to our culture.

Work

 Nintendo Software Technology

Redmond, WA, April 2016 - Present

Artist

Various tasks such as character design, concept art, storyboards, UI design, low poly modeling and texturing.

Shipped titles:

- Captain Toad Treasure Tracker DLC

- Captain Toad Treasure Tracker VR

- Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS


 8th Shore Studio

Kirkland, WA, August 2015 - March 2016 (8 months)

Art director/ concept artist / UI

Working closely with a small team of artists creating assets for the first mobile game of the studio. 

 Lapis Lazuli Studio

Mexicali, Mexico 2010-2013

Graphic design, digital art, character design

Starting the studio with three friends, it gave me the necessary experience in both business and teamwork for the creation of interactive media and animation. My tasks involved concept art, graphic design, UI, logo and print design.

• Mexicali Soy Yo (Animated shorts)
Mexicali, Mexico 2012-2013

Graphic design, environment concept art, character design

We specialized in animation, print design, book design and illustration. Interesting projects were the creating illustrated books for public education, animated shortfilms and print design.


• Darkness Speaks to You  

Mexicali, Mexico, 2011-2012

 Environment concept art, character design, background painting

The first short film we made in Lapis Lazuli studio. Since we were a small team, I had the chance to experiment and create art assets in all the production pipeline stages. The short was part of the selection at the Animation Block Party in New York, the Digital Arts Festival in Redmond, WA, among others.

• Digital Illustration Instructor
Mexicali, Mexico, 2009-2013

Teaching experience in the BA in Graphic Design at the Autonomous University of Baja California. 

Education

• DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Washington, USA 2013-2015 MFA in Digital Arts

• UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA
Tijuana, Mexico 2008-2010 MA in Digital Graphic Design

• CETYS UNIVERSIDAD
Mexicali, Mexico 2002-2006 BA in Graphic Design 


Say hi!

If you like my work or you just simply want to chat, feel free to email me at franciscoartwork@gmail.com

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