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

  • Tiles
  • Character Design
  • Creature Design
  • Architecture Design
  • Concept Design
  • Product Design
  • Concept Art
  • Book Cover Illustration
  • Software Proficiency

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

    Productions

    Experience

    Freelance Illustrator

    Explorer Games
    May 2015 - September 2016 1 year 4 months | United States of America

    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

    To the world
    February 2015 - Present | Japan

    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

    LiJiang Maid Caffe
    November 2011 - November 2014 3 years | Mexico

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

    Gallery Manager

    deviantART, Inc.
    January 2009 - January 2010 1 year |

    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

    UANL
    January 2006 - January 2010 4 years | Mexico

    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.