Willy Hwang    San Francisco, CA    silentbrainsart@gmail.com    silentbrainsart.com

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SKILLS
    Drawing, Adobe Photoshop
    Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, Unreal Developer Kit,
    Basic knowledge of Google Sketchup, Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

    Able to work independently or with direction, take notes and address fixes

WORK EXPERIENCE
    Unannounced pitch projects
    With Skullgirls former team members
        -Background and vehicle concepts

    Reverge Labs
    "Skullgirls" (2D Fighting video game)
        -Level artwork, projecting artwork on to level geometry
        -Background NPCs with limited animation

    Pixar
    "Cars 2" (Animated Film)
        -Prop/environment plan drawings and research
        -Material breakdowns and paintovers

    "Cars/Toy Story Toons" (Animated Shorts)
        -Concept artwork for environments and characters
        -Material breakdowns and prop plan drawings
        -Photo reference gathering, assisting the art director

    "Toy Story 3" (Animated Film)
        -Environment material breakdowns and paintovers

    "Up" (Animated Film)
        -Model plan drawings/photo comps and plastic model kit building

    "Ratatouille" and "Wall-E" (Animated Film)
        -Digital cel painting, some 2-d effects animation for end credits
        -Some After Effects compositing

    "After Works 3" (graphic novel anthology)
        -Development and illustration of short story entry

    Enemy of The Industry, LLC
    "Petrolfame" (Animated short)
        -Background art, Colorscript

    Brown Bag Press
    "Lava Punch", "Lava Punch 2", "Spaceman", "Black Torch"
    (Graphic novel anthologies)
        -Development and illustration of short story entries


AWARDS
    Little Innsmouth Day background art (Skullgirls) was included in the Into The Pixel gallery
    Nominated and selected for annual Spring Show at the Academy of Art University


EDUCATION
    Academy of Art University
        BFA Animation- Visual Development

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