John DeRiggi
John DeRiggi
Senior Character Artist @ Velan Studios
Troy, New York, United States of America

Summary

Over 13 years creating characters for Oculus VR, Disney/Pixar, Schell Games, Google, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Legendary Pictures, Microsoft and more. I enjoy stylized and realistic character creation in a team environment that encourages artistic growth and quality of life. Previous instructor for CGSociety, Carnegie Mellon University, and other programs.

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Skills

Digital SculptingCharacter ModelingCreature ModelingHard Surface ModelingConcept SculptingMaterialsTexturingCharacter DesignPipeline DevelopmentTeam ManagementTeachingMentoring

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Maya
Maya
3ds Max
3ds Max
TopoGun
TopoGun
3DCoat
3DCoat
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Unity
Unity
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Keyshot
Keyshot
Arnold
Arnold
R3DS Wrap
R3DS Wrap

Experience

  • Senior Character Artist at Velan Studios
    Troy, New York, United States of America
    August 2019 - Present

    https://www.velanstudios.com Working remotely on contract

  • Lead Character Artist at Oculus Research/Facebook Reality Labs
    Pittsburgh, United States of America
    February 2017 - November 2019

    https://www.oculus.com On contract through Filter Digital

  • Senior Freelance Character Artist & Mentor at Schell Games
    Pittsburgh, United States of America
    June 2017 - September 2018
  • Senior Character Artist at Schell Games
    Pittsburgh, United States of America
    May 2013 - January 2017
  • Character Artist at Schell Games
    Pittsburgh, United States of America
    May 2006 - May 2013
  • Character Art Instructor at CG Society/Ballistic Media
    Online, United States of America
    October 2012 - October 2015

    Rapid Character Development for Online Games: CGWorkshop

  • Freelance Character Artist at Alice: Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, United States of America
    November 2010 - August 2012

  • 3D Modeling Instructor at Summer Academy for Math and Sciences: Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, United States of America
    June 2005 - August 2006