Grant Andrew Ervin

  • Game Artist, Animator, Designer, Educator
  • Philadelphia, PA

grant.andrew.ervin@gmail.com

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2D and 3D game artist, animator, designer and educator working in Philadelphia's independent game development scene. Experience working with hand painted, pixel, and mixed media game art and animation. Also experienced in 3D tool sets for modeling, texturing and animation. Studied at the Delaware College of Art and Design (Wilmington, DE) and the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), and have returned to give lectures at both institutions. Currently available for 2D asset creation and animation, as well as design work.

Experience

Adjunct Animation Professor at Delaware College of Art and Design

May, 2017 – Present Wilmington, DE

Instructing second year animation students in digital 2D and 3D techniques and tool sets including After Effects, Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

Art Director, UI Designer at Jairo Canales Alonso Games

January 2017 – April 2017 Madrid, Spain

Directing the visual style and development of a sci-fi strategy game for  mobile. Lead collaborator on the game design and UI design. Game still  in development.

Character Artist and Animator at Norseware

August 2016 – Present

Working as character artist and animator on the pixel art game Mutant Chicken (currently in development, slated for late 2016 release).

Animation Educator and Curriculum Advisor at Delaware College of Art and Design

06/2014 – 07/2014 Wilmington, DE

Trained the new head of animation in classical animation techniques and modern software. Also advised the new head in developing the animation department’s new curriculum.

Game Developer, Artist, and Animator at Honeycomb Interactive

10/2013 – Present Philadelphia, PA

Founder and creative director and the independent game studio. Working on “Mammoth Jockeys” and “Spell Slingers”.

Freelance Illsutrator at Pulp EDU

06/2011 – 07/2013 Fredericksburg, VA

Created digital illustrations for the state funded educational Sci-Fi/ Horror publication Pulp EDU. Illustrations were made in several styles to match the different story’s tone.

Education

Bachelor’s of Fine Art (Animation and Game Design) at University of the Arts

2013 – 2013 Philadelphia, PA

Majored in Animation with a minor in Game Design. Had to leave after first semester due to financial issues.

Associates of Fine Art (Animation) at Delaware College of Art and Design

2011 – 2013 Wilmington, DE

Studied animation as well as traditional art. Made Dean’s List twice, and was president of the DCAD Animation Club.

Awards

Idea Jam Winner, Philly Dev Night

Game design and pitch for “Jupiter Goulash” won 1st place in October 2015's Philly Dev Night Game Jam.

Exhibitions

Animation Now! Animation Exhibit

Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington, DE

Exhibited early production art and animation for “Mammoth Jockeys”.

Clients

Pulp EDU

Specialties

Animation2D Asset CreationDesignConcept ArtArt DirectionAnimation ProgrammingMarketing

Skills

UnityDefoldPhotoshopSpineAfter EffectsIllustratorPremiereAsepriteMayaZbrushGame MakerGodot