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Maricela Ugarte Peña
Maricela Ugarte Peña
Concept & Production art
Monterrey, Mexico

Summary

My name is Maricela Ugarte Peña and I am a freelance production artist working in the online games industry. I am a highly flexible artist and specialize in creature design and asset work and am flexible as a unity integrator and animator. I also have a basic knowledge of and some experience using 3DS max. I love games and working with creative teams to create inspiring and high quality products.

I am fluent in both English and Spanish with formal study and intermediate fluency in Japanese. I am a quick study and can pick up new skills for any project. I am currently seeking to settle down into more long-term studio work.

Skills

Concept ArtConcept DesignCharacter DesignCreature DesignProduct DesignBook Cover IllustrationArchitecture DesignTiles

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
AutoCAD
AutoCAD
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Photoshop
Photoshop
SketchUp
SketchUp
Unity
Unity
Flash
Flash
Premiere
Premiere
PaintTool SAI
PaintTool SAI
Vegas Pro
Vegas Pro

Productions

  • Eqcetera thumb
    • Video Game
      Eqcetera
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Icon artist
    • Company
      Eqcetera
  • Towaof
    • Mobile Game
      The tower of Princess
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Creator / Background Artist
    • Company
      To the World
  • Shallwedate
    • Mobile Game
      Shall we date: Wizardess Heart
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Creator / Background Artist
    • Company
      To the World
  • Saylua icon
    • Video Game
      Saylua
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Lead Artist
    • Company
      Tiffany Zhang
  • Chthingie
    • Video Game
      Clanheart
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Creature Artist
    • Company
      Explorer Games

Experience

  • Freelance Illustrator at Explorer Games
    United States of America
    May 2015 - September 2016

    Lead artist at Clanheart which has not been launched yet. Clanheart is an interactive online pet sim where you can battle other animal clans in order to expand your territory.

    Doing several decorative items (assets) and familiar revamp and design artwork.

  • Illustrator: Creator at To the world
    Japan
    February 2015 - Present

    Illustrator contributor recruited since 2013, did the first approved illustrations in February of 2015. Since then, I have been working on backgrounds, assets and illustrations for diverse mobile games.

  • Promotional Illustrator at LiJiang Maid Caffe
    Mexico
    November 2011 - November 2014

    Worked on several promotional products, design of the new menu, mural illustrations, created a mascot and designed flyers amongst other things.

  • Gallery Manager at deviantART, Inc.
    January 2009 - January 2010

    Managed the Japanese Animation and Manga category on the art website DeviantArt.com. I also reviewed many submissions per day and gave individual critiques and support to members and as well granted awards to outstanding art in the Japanese Anime and Manga section.

  • Educacion a Distancia Scholar at UANL
    Mexico
    January 2006 - January 2010

    Worked on different things like architecture design, 3d renderings, graphic design work, websites, video edition, online learning programs tutorial, etc. I learned about most of the digital art tools at this job and also learned about teamwork and professionalism.