Erica Lee
Erica Lee
Concept Artist & Illustrator
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

Hello! I'm Erica Lee, an LA-based artist with 6+ years' experience in visual storytelling, concept art, illustration, and graphic design. I love everything that involves stories and imagination; and, even better, is being involved in the creation and illustration of stories using various mediums. I grew up inspired by Japanese animation, 70's/80's science fiction culture, and high fantasy movies. My passions outside of the art sphere revolve around eating delicious food, singing at karaoke bars, and playing terribly in FPS games.

I work primarily as a background designer/environment concept artist in game and animation.

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Skills

Concept DesignEnvironment DesignIllustrationStoryboardingCharacter DesignWorld BuildingBackground Layout

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
Premiere
Premiere
SketchUp
SketchUp
Procreate
Procreate
After Effects
After Effects
Spine 2D
Spine 2D
Figma
Figma
InDesign
InDesign

Productions

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    • Video Game
      Voice of a Seed - Best Art Award
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Game Artist
    • Company
      Women in Games Jam 2021
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    • Video Game
      Songs to Sing at the End of the World
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Game Artist
    • Company
      Code Coven / Facebook Gaming
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    • Video Game
      The Faceless City - Indie Game
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Game Artist
    • Company
      Hand Eye Society

Experience

  • Game Artist at Code Coven/Facebook Gaming Summer Program Accelerator
    Remote
    June 2021 - September 2021

    Concepted and created the art direction of "Songs to Sing at the End of the World," a game in development by a four-person team. Designed and finalised in-game art assets and character animations. Developed a vertical slice of a narrative puzzle game in 2 months.

  • Illustrator at Bentkey Ventures
    Remote, United States of America
    September 2020 - June 2021

    Was primary illustrator for a Bentkey client working with two other artists designing backgrounds and environments, props, and characters for animated videos. Worked constantly with production heads and animators to publish 2+ animated videos per month. Expanded and set visual style of illustrations; taught and guided other artists in the visual style. Currently have 19 videos published with an average of 1 million views.

    * This company does not reflect my own personal views

  • Game Artist at The Faceless City - Indie Game
    United States of America
    April 2021 - May 2021

    A game created for the Comics x Games jam by the Hand Eye Society. Partnered with a randomly selected programmer and developed and published a Flash-style minigame in just over a month. Created all art assets, including promotional artwork, and character animations. Published on itch.io with many positive feedback for art style and direction.

  • Concept Artist / Background Designer at 9 Dots
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    March 2020 - June 2020

    Developed 12+ fullscale, story game backgrounds and created 9+ puzzle backgrounds and 200+ puzzle assets and animated sprites for a children's coding game. Produced 3-4 completed backgrounds within one week from concept to finish in addition to other game assets. Worked from a previously set visual style and expanded on style with direction from creative lead.