Natalie Chenard
Natalie Chenard
Illustrator / 3D Artist
Toronto, Canada

Summary

A motivated and passionate artist, open and driven to learn new skills and techniques to provide quality work. Has a clear understanding of animation and game studio process, and adaptable to changes in environment and work. Supportive in team environments, and demonstrating leadership through problems.

Skills

2D AnimationConcept ArtConcept DesignDigital PaintingIllustrationStoryboarding3D Animation3D ModelingDrawingProject Management

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
ZBrush
ZBrush
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Substance 3D Designer
Substance 3D Designer
Photoshop
Photoshop
Harmony
Harmony
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Reel

Productions

  • Big blue   poster %28english%29
    • TV Production
      Big Blue
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Junior Animator
    • Company
      Guru Studio
  • Bygonebugs
    • Movie
      Bygone Bugs
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      2d Animator, Cleanup Artist, 2d FXs
    • Company
      Seneca College

Experience

  • Illustrator at Freelance
    January 2020 - Present

    Creating illustrations to meet clients' needs as well as generating my own content for sale.

    Clients include Hit Point Press (for their Heckna 5e book) and many private clients for projects.

  • Junior Animator at Guru Studio
    Toronto, Canada
    October 2019 - January 2020

    Animated on early episodes of "Big Blue", working on different segments with different characters.

  • 2D and 3D Artist at SoReal
    Toronto, Canada
    May 2019 - August 2019

    Working with an international company through Seneca College's Summer Institute program, working remotely on concept art and taking designs into finalized 3d models for a TBA VR game.

  • Animator at Seneca College
    Toronto, Canada
    May 2018 - December 2018

    Interned as an animator through Seneca College's Summer Institute program. Worked on two short films - "Bygone Bugs" directed by Barnabus Wornoff and "WaWaTay" directed by Neil Affleck. Work included 2d character animation, special effects, and managing project assets.

  • Creative Peer Tutor at Seneca College
    Toronto, Canada
    September 2017 - April 2019

    Supported students in creative programs who required help in study skills and assessing their assignments.

    Tutored in Adobe Suite programs, Autodesk 3ds Max, and tradition drawing and painting skills for layout, character design and animation.

  • Graphic Designer at Seneca Student Federation
    North York, Canada
    September 2016 - May 2017

    Design promotional materials for Student Federation events and campus club meetings.

    Using creative problem solving for advertising, promoting and supporting events on campus.

    Providing support on projects and events outside of graphic design work.

  • Assistant Graphic Design Manager at MARC Advertising
    Newmarket, Canada
    September 2012 - December 2014

    Providing creative solutions to clients on their advertisements.

    Keeping time management for the graphic design team.

    Assisting in hiring and training of new graphic designers.

  • Level Design Intern at Phantom Compass
    Ontario, Canada
    April 2011 - June 2011

    Designing levels based on the art guide.

    Researching and creating assets for an environment.

    Ability to work remotely with a team while achieving milestones.