Welcome to Shane Made ArT
portfolio site of Shane SMith, artist for;
& everything else
I'm an experienced senior 2D artist and illustrator from England, currently working in the games industry in Paris, France.
Anything and everything! Seriously though, I like to think that one of my biggest strengths is my versatility, which allows me to illustrate a huge variety of subjects in an equally diverse number of styles. This is the result of more than a decade working across toys, greetings cards and now video games catering for audiences of all ages and genders spanning multiple product categories and marketss. Combined with a constant desire to grow and improve as an artist, I'm always learning new techniques and approaches to my work which help me expand my range even further.
My personal preferences lean towards a more animation inspired family-friendly style, but occasionally I like to follow a darker path and conjure up something a bit more creepy and gruesome, in fact I've devoted a whole upcoming project to those very things (more on that soon!).
Throughout my career I've turned my hand to many creative disciplines, including;
• Concept and production art for games •
• Character design and brand creation (my speciality) •
• Environment design •
• Illustrations for all kinds of merchandise such as greetings cards, partyware, apparel, homeware and pretty much anything else you can print a picture on •
• Storyboarding and sequential art •
• Toy and collectible figurine design •
• Animation direction •
• Sculpture •
• Story and copy writing for character brands •
• Management and mentoring •
Products featuring my illustrations have been sold globally by many high profile retailers, including;
Although I'm from England I've spend the last few years in Paris, France where I work as a senior 2D artist for one of France's most successful mobile game developers. Unfortunately because the game is unannounced I'm not permitted to share any of my work for the project just yet, but it's awesome, trust me!
Before leaving England's green shores I was lucky enough to work in-house at two of the most successful greetings card publishers; Gemma International - the UK's number one in licensed greetings, and Carte Blanche Greetings - creators of Tatty Teddy of the Me to You brand and My Blue Nose Friends.
Within these roles I've also worked directly with retailers such as Tesco as well as with high profile licenses such as Mr. Men and Disney. I've also assisted external animation studios and game developers with concept art and critique.
I've been drawing my entire life, and have been illustrating professionally full time for nearly over ten years, seven of which have been spent in senior roles.
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