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Kris Lee
Kris Lee
Digital Sculptor/Character Artist
Los Angeles, United States of America

Summary

Where I shine as a digital sculptor in Zbrush and can take things to a high level of realism, I also have the ability to tackle a variety of different art styles. My passion lies with studying the anatomical structure and creating dynamic figures that are full of life and personality. I am also well versed with a full digital character pipeline.

Skills

Digital Sculpting3D PrintingCutting and KeyingCharacter ModelingTexturing

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Maya
Maya
TopoGun
TopoGun
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Keyshot
Keyshot
Photoshop
Photoshop
xNormal
xNormal

Experience

  • Freelance digital sculptor at Pop Culture Shock Toys
    April 2016 - Present

    - Digitally sculpt characters from a single concept provided, while being able to breathe life and personality into the character

    - Understand how to apply dynamic posing while keeping the integrity of the composition

    - Understand anatomy, movement, balance, rhythm, and composition in 3D

    - Provide additional design as needed

    - Understand how to apply high levels of detail while maintaining the integrity of the character

    - Able to follow art direction and communicate well both written and verbally

    - Have the ability to attack different art styles

    - Always be ready to learn

  • Feelance digital sculptor at XM Studios
    May 2016 - Present

    - Digitally sculpt characters from a single concept provided, while being able to breathe life and personality into the character

    - Understand how to apply dynamic posing while keeping the integrity of the composition

    - Understand anatomy, movement, balance, rhythm, and composition in 3D

    - Provide additional design as needed

    - Understand how to apply high levels of detail while maintaining the integrity of the character

    - Able to follow art direction and communicate well both written and verbally

    - Have the ability to attack different art styles

    - Always be ready to learn

  • Freelance Work at Self
    September 2014 - Present

    A variety of different works ranging from digitaly sculpting collectibles/toys for 3D print to digital character production for film or games.

  • Co-Owner / Creative Director at Level 52 Studios
    Seatac, WA, United States of America
    August 2015 - November 2016

    We are a 3D printing studio with a variety of talent. As Creative Director, I see that all projects are carried out to their specific look from start to finish. I also wear the hat of lead 3D artist and manage the engineering process. Whether it is an idea or concept that someone wants turned into a statue, or they have a 3D file of their own work, we can bring it to life.

  • Digital Sculptor at Funko
    March 2014 - September 2014

    -Digitally Sculpt toys from a single 2D Concept

    -Output files for 3D Print

    -Fast paced work environment

  • BFA in Media Arts at Art Institute of Seattle
    September 2010 - March 2014

  • Scout at Army National Guard
    March 2007 - Present

    This is a part time commitment I do one weekend a month and two weeks during the summer. My contract is up March 2019.