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Illustration, Pixelart, Character Design...

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My name is Hector and I was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1986, and I always loved drawing. So, when I was 16 I started studying at Joso Comics, where I learned a lot of skills for my future job: Concept Artist and Game Developer.

Sadly, sometimes you can’t can work on you dream field, and when I was 21 I moved to Cáceres (Spain) to work on my second passion, Web Developing. My dad had a PC at home when I was young, so I started to code a few websites since I was around 14 years old until today.

A few years later I met Nikotxan (creator of the first animated webserie on Spain named Cálico Electrónico) and thanks to him, the desire to learn 2D animation aroused in me. While I was learning animation, I started a YouTube channel trying to grow up my skill as an animator. The channel later reached about 113.000 subscribers and, thanks to this, I was able to work with many famous brands like Playstation, Netflix, Nintendo

During this time I moved to Cadiz, and Niko and I made a few webseries for the Latinamerican public. “Mad Dinner”, “Super Épico” and “Las crónicas Troll” are some examples of this. In the present, I work as a freelance doing concept art, character design and GUI designs for some Videogame Studios like Uplay Online. Also, I’m developing my own games as a Game Developer. “Train to Nowhere” and “Alex Kidd in Miracle World Remake” are some examples.

 

 So, that’s it! Thank you so much for reading my story and I hope we can work someday in the future!

Education

  • Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO),C.E. Montseny (Barcelona) 1998 – 2002
  • CFGM/CFGS Graphic Design and Illustration Joso Comic School (Barcelona) 2003 – 2006
  • Interactive Development and Flash Animation Grade, Joso Comic School (Barcelona) 2008
  • User Experience and SEO Techniques Grade, TheEvnt (Badajoz) 2011
  • Organic Sculpt on ZBrush (Udemy) in progress
  • Hand painted texturized for video games (Udemy) in progress

Habilities

  • HTML (Standard W3C and responsive) CSS, CSS3, Javascript (jQuery)
  • High Skills on Web development in standard CMS like WordPress, Prestashop…
  • Photography and Photography Knowledge of Merchandisign photostudio
  • Unity 3D knowledge
  • Basic organic sculpt on Zbrush
  • High skills on AGStudio
  • Pre-print and printing Knowledge
  • Work on Win/MacOSX

Software / APP

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Macromedia Freehand
  • Sony Vegas Studio
  • Aseprite (Pixelart)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Freelance (2003 – 2010)
    Web developer and illustrator, making designs to small brands. (2D Mascots, logotypes, t-shirts designs, packaging, video edit…)
  • SexOwners (2003 – 2006)
    Graphic web designer and CSS editor on adult websites.
  • SatinMail S.L. (2006-2007)
    Art Director on web design department.
  • Azuanet Soluciones Web S.L. (2010 – 2013)
    Web Developer Senior, Art director on web design department. Websites, Packaging, illustration, CSS-CSS3, SEO junior and Community Manager on RRSS.
  • Freelance (2013 – 2014)
    Making corporate identity for content creator on Youtube and other platforms.
  • Nikotxan (Cálico Electrónico S.L.U 2013 – 2016)
    Concept artist, character designer… Art director and co-producer of webseries.
  • Uplay Online (2017 – 2018)
    Freelance, Art director on “My Tubi”, mobile game for Android & IOS and concept artist in Youtuber’s Life, eSports Life and more.
  • Freelance (2018 – today)
    Indie Game developer, making an adventure game named “Train to Nowhere” and Alex Kidd in Miracle World REMAKE (Property of SEGA corp.), making corporate identity for content creator on Youtube.
Achievements
  • When I was working as web designer in Azuanet, we increased our client portfolio up to +42%
  • My collaboration with the most popular creator content of Youtube in Spain, elrubiusOMG (30.000.000 subscribers). Our collaboratorion was the fifth most viewed video on Youtube Spain in 2016 Watch Video
  • Another successful collaboration was made with Zarcort (7.700.000 subscribers) and has around 10.000.000 viewsWatch Video
  • In 2014 I made a pilot episode of a fan webserie about League of Legends. This video, as today, has more than 1.000.000 views. Watch Video
  • For this reason I worked with Riot Games during a competitive event, doing assets for a few streamers and influencers of Twitch platform.
  • In 2015 Netflix was introduced in Spain and I was selected to do a promotional sketch Watch Video
  • In 2016 I made several videos to promote the new Amiibo figures for Nintendo.Watch all videos
  • During 2016 and 2017 I produced a webserie called “Niño Ratón” who gined popularity in Spain, getting more than 2.000.000 views in its first season.
Awards
  • Honorable Mention in “Carballo Interplay Festival 2016” with webserie “Niño Ratón”
  • Best online webserie in Spanish with “Niño Ratón” on 3DWire Animation Festival in 2017
  • I won the 1st place in drawing contest made by Coca-Cola Co. where all schools in Barcelona participed.
  • I was finalist of Andalusian contest for a corporate identity of Carnaval in Cadiz.
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Animation
Characters 100%
Storyboard /Animatic 95%
Backgrounds / Landscapes 87%
Postproduction & Sound FX 85%
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Pixelart
Characters 90%
Assets & Objects 88%
GUI & Level Design (Tileset) 80%
Backgrounds / Landscapes 70%
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Concept Art
Character Design 95%
Assets and objects 80%
Enviroments 75%
Backgrounds / Landscapes 80%
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Video Games
Characters & Enviroments 95%
Game Design 70%
GUI & Level Design 83%
Backgrounds / Landscapes 70%

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