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Peter Grundy

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Summary

At the core, a hands-on Creative Artist, originally trained as a Sculptor.  My employment history has included: Executive Art Director, Studio Art Director, Video Game Art Director, CG 3-D Artist, Graphic Designer, Multimedia and Web Designer and Model Maker.

Co-Founder of NetDevil, a video game company that shipped MMO’s including Jumpgate, Auto Assault, Warmonger and LEGO Universe.

Building Art Teams, understanding and leveraging appropriate technology, driving and defining visions for startup projects are my major skill sets, along with creating sound visual communication and confidence with publishers. Mentoring and leading Art Teams is a passion and inspiration to me.

During my time at Sphero as a Creative Visual Artist, I become involved in Product Design and Development, and gained a greater understanding of Industrial Design.

Currently I am an Art Director at Circadence in Boulder, Colorado, working on mobile game development for an industry that is moving towards games as a experiential learning tool.

 

Core Competencies

    •    Creative Direction

    •    Art Direction

    •    Defining and Driving Game Visions

    •    Publisher Relations and Communication

    •    Team Leadership and Collaboration

    •    Mentoring and Inspiring

    •    Creative Game Pitch Visualization

    •    Art Production Pipelines

    •    Adobe Creative Suite and 2D software

    •    Art Style Guides and Visual Targeting

    •    Game Engine and Tool Knowledge

    •    3D Software: Maya, ZBrush, Fusion360, Substance Painter, Keyshot

 

Professional Experience

Circadence - Aug 2017 - Present

Art Director - www.circadence.com

  •   Creative Direction
  •   Game Design
  •   Visual Design
  •   Innovating Mobile Game Development in a new industry 

 

Sphero - April 2016 - July 2017

Visual Artist - www.sphero.com

As a Creative Artist, I brought new connected play products to life:

•    3-D Visual development on Forceband

•    2-D and 3-D Visual Design and App Production for Lighting McQueen

•    Creative Pre-Visualizations  on several undisclosed projects

 

Anvil Distillery - June 2014 - April 2016

Owner, Master Distiller - www.anvildistillery.com

Created a Micro-Distillery that produces 4 Award-Winning Spirits:

Grumpy’s Vodka, Ironface Gin, Swindler’s Whiskey and Fortuity Rum

Awards won by Anvil Distillery:

  • GRUMPY'S VODKA:  Platinum Medal, Consumer’s Choice - SIP Awards International Consumer Tasting, Gold Medal - Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
  • IRONFACE GIN - Silver Medal - Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, Bronze Medal - New York International Spirits Competition, Platinum Medal, Consumer’s Choice - SIP Awards
  • SWINDLER’S WHISKEY - Gold Medal - SIP Awards
  • FORTUITY RUM - Gold Medal - SIP Awards, First Place - Boulder County Craft Spirits Festival
  • ANVIL DISTILLERY - Colorado Gin Distillery of the Year - New York International Spirits Competition

 

Dire Wolf Digital - 4/2012 - 5/2013

Consultant Art Director - www.direwolfdigital.com

•    Art Directed 2 undisclosed titles

•    Managed Publisher’s visual expectations

•    Raised Art quality to AAA standards 

•    Built and inspired Art Team to increase cadence and autonomy

 

Peter Grundy Fine Arts - 10/2011 - Present - Fine Art is an ongoing passion.

Fine Artist and Creative Consultant - www.petergrundy.com

• Fine Art Production and Freelance work, Clients: Orbotix, Direwolf Digital, EndGames 

• Selected to show in Last Gallery On The Right, Santa Fe, NM – “Black and White” show, April 2013 

• Selected to show in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, July 2012

 

End Games Entertainment - 1/2011 – 5/2011

Executive Art Director and Co-Founder 

•    Titles shipped; Vorp, Click, Bounce 

 

NetDevil - 6/1997 – 12/2010

Studio Art Director and Co-Founder

•    Managed multiple teams and projects, approx. 65 artists

•    As a founder, guided the company through a growth of a 5-person team to over 200 employees over 10 plus years

•    Studio Art Director over 3 simultaneous MMO projects

•    Titles shipped: LEGO Universe, Warmonger, Auto Assault and Jumpgate 

•    Unpublished Titles: Jumpgate Evolution and Fortune 

•    Numerous visual game pitches to companies including EA, Nick, Sony and Disney

•    Initial visual pitches and concepts secured multi-million dollar LEGO, NCSoft and Codemasters projects

•    Managed Publisher expectations and relationships

•    Art Director of an eight-person Visual Marketing team, responsible for generating advertising material for all projects, i.e. trailers, posters, websites

 

 Digital Creators - 1993 – 1997

Art Director

•    Art Director of 14 multimedia Artists

•    Numerous CD-ROM titles, Advertising Web Sites, Intranet CSR Tools and Online Education Courses 

 

Peter Grundy Art and Designs - 1989 – 1993 

Artist and Sole Proprietor

•    Trade show and Advertising 3D outsourcing

 

Education

1986 University of Brighton, UK. – First Class BA(Honors), 3D Design

 

Links

www.peter-grundy.com