Brian Luk

Fremont, CA

Summary of Expertise:

Domain expertise with over 6 years with a strong emphasis on graphics design, illustration and concept art creation. Successfully drafted cartoon animation with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign developing rich visual libraries bringing diversity and artistic flare with a visionary focus to help bring web projects to life. Recognition in Fine Arts with Academic Achievement Award, 2006 at Ohlone College.

Technology / Skills:
Operating Systems: Windows and MAC OS
Adobe Illustrator / Flash CS: Design Vector and Animation Assets
Adobe Indesign: Layout, graphics, logos, typography, corporate branding
Adobe Photoshop / Corel Painter: Photo technicians, draftsmanship, paintings illustrations
Traditional Painting: Composition, Color Theory, Wildlife illustrations, storyboard
Dream Weaver: Web UI design

B.A. in Graphic Arts, Spring 2005. California State University, East Bay Hayward, CA (GPA 3.54)
A.A in Graphic Design, 2003 Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

Professional Experience:

Creative Consultant
January 2010 To Present

Creative Consultant for brand development, concept design for game assets. Graphic Design and illustration. Recent projects:
-Car designer and Environmental artist for seamless maps. For mobile game Freeway Racer 2.
-Card/Board Game Illustrations/Weapons designs for Marrow Productions
-Game assets and graphics done for farming sim Plotz by Nuclear Compost Game Studio.
-Vector art for marketing and Hologram Stickers.
-Mobile Icon Mapping, UI, Graphic Design, and mocks ups for Oracle.

April 2010 to August 2010
Concept / Production Artist

-Optimized styles guides to define the look and feel for the player profiles, ports illustrations through research analysis, Photoshop cell shading and traditional painting techniques to achieve realistic details.-Designed banners and virals with Adobe Photoshop frequently utilized on Facebook platform.-Administered Wiki and Assembla while maintaining a backlog of deliverables progress in partnership with strategic business units on current development releases.
-Generated vector based boosts and achievements with Adobe Illustrator to create a user experience with an emphasis on visual cues throughout all game play scenarios.

Environments: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Windows, Pencil, Character Design, Wiki, Ideation, Sports, MS Office, Advanced Excel.
January 2009 to July 2010
Avatar System Developer

-Successfully upgraded legacy music platform into an interactive avatar system by orchestrating customizable character design, clothing and profile accessories.
-Applied research, hand drawn pencil sketches, thumbnails, storyboard drafting to strong silhouettes into each character's development.
-Vectored game assets with Adobe illustrator to ensure smooth transition incorporating the avatar system into a smooth Adobe Flash animated feature for game product.

Environments: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Windows, Pencil, Character Designer, Ideation, Avatar System, Fashion, Animation.

Westland Giftware
June 2008 to Dec 2008
Concept Artist

-Worked on projects to include rejuvenating franchises: Disney, Warner Brothers, Wizard of Oz and Peanuts.
-Assisted in marketing campaigns to include improved aesthetic designs for new/classic product lines of snow globes/figurines by creating new package designs, branding, corporate logos thru target demographics research.
-Critiqued the team clay model for quality assurance via requirements gathering definition and implementation.
-Developed flexibility in character design factoring in anatomy models, cartoons, and realism. Adept artistic vision to mimic existing styles for consistency for model and character sheets.

Environments: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Technical Drawing, Model Sheets, Style Guides Pencil, Character Design, Ideation, Concept Artist, Draftsman, Mac OS, Skype, Large Format Prints, Photography.
October 2007 to April 2009
Concept Artist

-Implemented an avatar system for iwin hotel internal to online community by exploring concept art and character designs. Hand drafted with blue pencils and scanned/painted in Photoshop to test out color mock-ups. –Heavily involved in the use of Adobe Illustrator to help vector approved game assets for product deployment.
-Applied research, hand drawn pencil sketches, thumbnails, storyboard drafting and strong silhouettes into each character development and accessory.
-Analyzed and scoped character proportions, styles in collaboration with art directors furnishing game incentives to for great replay value.

Environments: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Windows, Pencil, Character Designer, Ideation, Avatar System, Fashion, MS Office, Advanced Excel.

East Bay Regional Park District
July 2007 to December 2007
Creative Consultant

-Aided East Bay Regional Park District signature and fundraiser events by created flyers and artistic signage created with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign.
-Special projects included helicopter design facilitation for Chief Anderson, animal illustrations for Tilden Little Farm, kids recycling campaigns at Camp Arroyo all drawn, developed, exported in Adobe Illustrator.

Environments: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Printing Press, Desktop Publishing, Environmental Sign Maker, Wildlife Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Reductive Drawing, MS Office, Advanced Excel.
April 2006 to February 2009
Graphic Designer

-Responsible for photo editing/manipulation, icon, banner development to expand a larger audience using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
-Captivated online community with an interactive Avatar System by customizing character design furnishing a richer experience for user population. Accessories for the avatar were polished in vectors using Adobe Illustrator.
-Created synopsis presentations for Piczo board meetings and sales team for daily operations support using Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop.

Environments: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Character Designer, Ideation, Avatar System, Fashion, Typography, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, PowerPoint, Advanced Excel.
October 2005 to March 2006
Graphic Designer/Illustrator

-Performed post-production work to include photo cropping, image editing, layout and design with Indesign and Adobe Photoshop.
-Provided desktop publishing using Adobe Creative Suite for various product web layouts, logos, and branding.
-Automated and streamlined production process in a cost savings manner to increase new business Client traffic.

Environments: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Windows, Pencil, Desktop Publishing, Logos, Graphic Design, Scanner, Skype, Large Format Prints, Photography, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Advanced Excel.