Tamara Orlova
Tamara Orlova
Assistant Lead Artist @ JumpStart | Generalist | Environment
Vancouver, Canada

Summary

I am an Assistant Lead Artist at a JumpStart Games. I have 2.5 years of experience in creating stylized characters and complete world environments including landscapes, buildings, and individual objects. This includes all modelling, sculpting, retoping, UV mapping, and texturing phases on in-house projects.

I possess excellent artistic and technical skills demonstrated through proficiency in Maya, 3ds Max, Zbrush, 3DCoat, Substance Painter, Unity, Substance Designer, Marmoset, and Photoshop. I am flexible with any program and eager to deliver in a diverse set of tasks.

You can find my constantly expanding portfolio on TamaraOrlova.com.

My recent contributions:
• Made 3D game assets from concept art with high and low poly modeling, sculpting, hand-painted texture and vertex painting
• Developed full educational online courses for Udemy in digital sculpting, texturing, and real-time rendering
• Writing shaders using Unity shader language or node-based shader creation tools such as Amplify for various visual effects, such as stylized water, clouds, crystals, and sand
• Organized whole art department workflow on a daily basis, assigning and prioritizing tasks, planning sprints, holding product meetings
• Created tillable PBR textures made solely in Substance Designer for an in-house game project
• Reviewed external assets and adjusted them to meet quality standards and to function correctly in-game
• Created Unity project structure, naming conventions, and documentation
• Verified the quality of objects in the game, and made improvements where necessary to fit technical constraints and artistic direction

In addition, I have 3 years as a technology consultant and am an MBA graduate. As a consultant, I have analyzed and improved business processes and shared expertise by coaching junior members. This experience has proved to be useful in managing art team workflow. I am leading other artists to help them maximize their potential and performance, and driving solutions to problems and opportunities. Due to this experience I possess excellent communication skills and am self-motivated and autonomous.

After relocating to Canada, I decided to switch my career and broke into the entertainment industry. I am amazed by the hard work and dedication that goes into creating products that make players happy.

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Skills

3D ModelingDigital SculptingEnvironment ModelingTexturingStorytellingTexture BakingHand PaintedStylised

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
ZBrush
ZBrush
3DCoat
3DCoat
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop
Unity
Unity
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
xNormal
xNormal
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Monday
Monday
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Perforce
Perforce
Jira
Jira
Confluence
Confluence
Mari
Mari

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Experience

  • Assistant Lead Artist at JumpStart Games
    Vancouver, Canada
    March 2019 - Present

    Since 1991, JumpStart Games produces educational mobile and multiplayer online games for kids under its flagship brands - JumpStart®, Math Blaster® and School of Dragons® - as well as with partners such as DreamWorks Animation.

    • Creating complete world environments including landscapes, buildings, and individual objects. This includes all modeling, UV mapping, texturing, lighting and exporting

    • Providing 2D art including concept art and UI interface pieces

    • Guiding art to meet product goals

    • Generating ideas and solutions that are creative, inviting, and enhance the appeal of a software

    • Creating artwork for many phases of the production process including marketing and other promotional materials

  • 3D Artist at SteamLabs Incorporated
    Vancouver, Canada
    June 2018 - Present

    I am 3D artist for SteamLabs Incorporated providing high caliber outsourcing services to major game studios and theme park developers. SteamLabs provides a spectrum of digital services including Modeling, Blue Sky concepting for an attraction parks or movies, C.A.D. Engineering and 3D Animation.

    I help to create consumer experiences utilizing VR technologies (Oculus and Vive) design and development of interactive entertainment and educational products.

    As a 3D artist, I'm involved in the modelling and texturing phase on in-house projects.

    I balance my lack of many years of experience with eagerness to learn and deliver in a diverse set of projects. I am involved in a global team that 'follows the sun' from various locations and is efficient in doing so.

    My projects include:

    - An online 3D-Coat training course

    - Virtual World Creation including VR and AR

    - Look Development/Blue Sky Design

    - Fabrication Design for 3D printing