laurenmwong@yahoo.com | www.laurenmarikowong.com


PRIMARY SKILLS

  • 2D Vector art animation and illustration
  • Managing all stages of visual production
  • Promotional materials and concept art development


RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-2019 N3twork

Outsource Art Director for Forever Donuts

  • Leading and providing visual direction on new IP with external vendors
  • Marketing Artist for Legendary: Game of Heroes


2018 Snackpass

UI Artist / Illustrator for Snackpass

  • Providing UI/UX revamp and character designs for the App


2015-2016 N3twork

Art Director for Forever Donuts

  • Leading and providing visual direction on new IP with artists in-house and external vendors
  • Coordinating with teams in San Francisco, CA, Stockholm, Sweden and Hanoi, Vietnam


2014-2016 IXL Learning

  • Creating icons as digital prizes for kids


2014-2015 Nio Games

Art Director for Forever Donuts

  • Lead Artist / Lead UI


2012-2014 Jam City

Art Director for Slots Dreamland, Let’s Go Bingo, Panda Jam, and Bingo Blingo

  • Leading and providing visual direction from concept development to final execution
  • Managing art teams in both San Francisco, CA and Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Providing direction and visual feedback for third party studios
  • Coordinating with producers, game designers, and developers on multiple titles
  • Providing visual feedback and redlining for mobile and facebook games
  • Prototyping and concepting new ideas for mobile games


2009-2012 Zynga Games

Senior 2D Vector Artist/ Marketing Lead for Farmville

Senior 2D Vector Artist / Animator for Treasure Isle

Lead Vector / Concept Artist for Roller Coaster Kingdom

  • “Surface Material For User Generated Content” (Patent Pending)
  • Illustrated and animated assets and landscape elements
  • Interfaced with third party clients to showcase brand
  • Created media kits for new features and content
  • Playtest and outsource management


2007-2008 Rocket Paper Scissors, LLC

Vector Production Artist for Dizzywood: a virtual world for kids ages 8-12

  • Illustrated and animated characters
  • Developed assets and skins for games, rewards, and rooms
  • Created item/room xml and HUDs, and play testing assets in world for QA
  • Generated marketing for Dizzywood through internet banner campaigns


EDUCATION

2004 B.A. Studio Art, Scripps College, Claremont, CA


SOFTWARE

Operating Systems: Macintosh OS 10.13.6

2D: Adobe Animate CC 2017, Photoshop, Illustrator

Other: Sketch, Word, Outlook, Excel, JIRA, Google Doc, Smart SVN


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