Rick Hefner
Rick Hefner
Concept Artist and Designer
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

I am a concept artist and illustrator specializing in sci fi designs, particularly hard surface design. Past clients include Respawn Entertainment, Treyarch, Tencent, EA, Volta, Sledgehammer, Apple Arcade, Nickelodeon, and Skybound Entertainment.

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Skills

2D AnimationConcept ArtDigital PaintingIllustrationDigital SculptingPaintingDrawingProduct DesignGraphic DesignDigital Inking

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Photoshop
Photoshop
Keyshot
Keyshot
Fusion 360
Fusion 360
Illustrator
Illustrator
DAZ Studio
DAZ Studio
SketchUp
SketchUp
3DCoat
3DCoat
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
InDesign
InDesign

Productions

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    • Video Game
      Call Of Duty: Vanguard
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Gadget-Bot
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    • Video Game
      Borderlands Legendary Collection
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      TurnMeUp Games
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    • Book
      Medieval Spawn and WItchblade
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      3D Assistant / Compositor
    • Company
      Anomaly Productions
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    • Book
      Shifter
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Digital Inker
    • Company
      Anomaly Productions

Experience

  • Lead Concept Aritst at MetaLegends
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    December 2021 - Present

    • Led a team of artist to create a unified art style for weapons and weapon classes

    • Created process pipeline for other artists to adhere to when designing weapons

    • Created style guide that avoided problems later in the pipeline during modeling and animating weapons

    • Created high quality concepts using both 2D and 3D techniques, and set the bar for quality for other artists

  • Freelance Concept Artist at Gadget-Bot
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    January 2021 - November 2021

    Clients Include:

    • Respawn Entertainment- Apex Legends- Weapon Skin Design and Presentation Render

    • Sledgehammer Games- Call of Duty: Vanguard- Prop Design and 3D Paintover

    • Treyarch- Call of Duty: Cold War- Prop Design and 3D Paintover

  • Hard Surface Concept Lead at TurnMeUp Games
    Burbank, CA, United States of America
    August 2019 - August 2020

    Currently working on internal IP's and other to be released projects. Worked with companies such as Nickelodeon and Skybound to develop intellectual properties for pitches and game assets. Worked in engine to create levels based on concept art for own studio's project.

  • Visual Development Artist at Enigmatic Pictures, LLC
    Austin, Texas, United States of America
    August 2018 - September 2018

    Worked on director Stephen Belyeu’s feature film “The Father” as a freelance contractor, doing key art for a pitch deck to seek further funding. Was tasked with taking the director’s script and creating highly detailed illustrations using both 2D and 3D techniques in order to illustrate critical moments in the plot.

  • Comic Book Intern at Anomaly Productions
    Laguna Niguel, CA, United States of America
    August 2017 - November 2017

    Inked, colored, and composed comic panels for many different publications such as

    Medieval Spawn and shifter, used a mixture of programs including Poser for composing scenes, and

    Clipstudio and Photoshop for inking and coloring.

  • Freelance Comic Colorist at CATMONKEY Studio
    Culver City, CA, United States of America
    May 2017 - July 2017

    Contracted to color a comic called 3 Days to Animal.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer and Animator at Miller Farm Media
    Foothill Ranch California, United States of America
    August 2016 - September 2016

    Created many assets, charts, designs and even an animated advertisement for advertisement firm Miller Farm Media and their client Nextworks Strategy on Immersemaps.

  • Freelance Illustrator at Wartime Games LLC
    December 2014 - March 2014

    Hired to illustrate artwork for The Spire TCG and associated Kickstarter project.