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Gavin Goulden
Gavin Goulden
Art Director - Insomniac Games
Los Angeles, United States

Art Director at Insomniac Games - Marvel's Wolverine, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Previously - Lead Character Artist at Insomniac Games, having recently released Marvel's Spider-Man and previously Sunset Overdrive. Prior to this, the Lead Character Artist on Bioshock Infinite, Character Artist on Dead Rising 2, The Bigs 2, Damnation, and contributed to titles like FEAR 2, Dragon Age, and many independent projects.

Skills

Character ModelingDigital SculptingTexturingGame DevelopmentPBR Texturing

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
ZBrush
ZBrush
TopoGun
TopoGun
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
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xNormal
Knald
Knald
DDO
DDO

Productions

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    • Video Game
      Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Art Director
    • Company
      Insomniac Games
  • Spidey2
    • Video Game
      Marvel's Spider-Man
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Lead Character Artist
    • Company
      Insomniac Games
  • Sunset overdrive
    • Video Game
      Sunset Overdrive
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Lead Character Artist
    • Company
      Insomniac Games
  • Bioshock infinite
    • Video Game
      BioShock Infinite
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Lead Character Artist
    • Company
      Irrational Games
  • Dead rising 2
    • Video Game
      Dead Rising 2
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Character Artist
    • Company
      Capcom

Experience

  • Art Director at Insomniac Games
    Burbank, United States of America
    April 2020 - Present

    Art Director:

    Marvel's Wolverine

    Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

  • Lead Character Artist at Insomniac Games
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    January 2014 - March 2020

    Marvel's Spider-Man: CTNS

    Marvel's Spider-Man

    Sunset Overdrive

  • Lead Character Artist at Irrational Games
    Boston, United States of America
    March 2010 - January 2014

    -Bioshock Infinite

    -Burial at Sea (DLC)

    Responsibilities include:

    Implemented and maintained a universal system and asset creation pipeline for our general population characters, our combat AI, and crowd assets.

    Working with the Art and Creative Directors to push visual standards within our department.

    Leading a team of character artists (maximum 6) on the development of Bioshock Infinite and the DLC Burial at Sea.

    Managed multiple outsourcing teams and processed work coming in house.

    Managed a successful team schedule, and interfaced with other departments to ensure all needs were met and that the best looking character art was created on time and on budget.

    The creation of key character art assets, combat characters, major enemies, civilians, crowd assets, and props.

  • Character Artist at Freelance Character Artist
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    September 2007 - Present

    Client list includes: Unity, 3DArtist Magazine, Bioware, Monolith, Blue Omega Entertainment, Garage Games, Big Huge Games, Solstar Games, Shadows in Darkness, Liquid Development, 3DCreative, Kingdom Death, FlippedNormals, Unity, and the U.S. Military.

  • Character Artist at Capcom Vancouver / Blue Castle Games
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    June 2008 - February 2010

  • Character Artist at Piranha Games
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    January 2006 - September 2007

  • General 2d/3d Artist at Magellan Interactive
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    February 2005 - December 2005