Natalie Russo
Natalie Russo
Freelance Concept Artist
Stockholm, Sweden

Summary

For the last seven years I've worked as an artist in the game industry contributing to a variety of IP's from Lord of the Rings to DC Comics. Originally from the US, I now work as a Freelance Concept Artist in Stockholm, Sweden providing concept and 2D art to game developers and multi-media production houses.

AVAILABILITY:

I am available for freelance illustration, concept design and UI/UX design working either remote or in-house locally.

Productions

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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Snapchat
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Vayner Media
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    • Video Game
      Hitman
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      IO Interactive
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    • Mobile Game
      Realm Defense
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Freelance Artist
    • Company
      Babeltime
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    • Mobile Game
      CSR2
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Freelance Illustrator
    • Company
      Natural Motion
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    • Mobile Game
      DC Legends
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      WB Games San Francisco
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    • Mobile Game
      Wave Raiders
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Perfect World Entertainment
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    • Mobile Game
      X-Men Battle of the Atom
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Game Artist
    • Company
      Aeria Games
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    • Video Game
      Infinite Crisis
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      UI Artist
    • Company
      Turbine
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    • Video Game
      Dungeons and Dragons Online
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      UI Artist
    • Company
      Turbine
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    • Video Game
      Lord of the Rings Online
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      UI Artist
    • Company
      Turbine
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    • Book
      "Say Goodnight to Illiteracy" 13th edition, Half Price Books
    • Year
      2008
    • Role
      Illustrator
    • Company
      Half Price Books

Experience

  • UI Artist at Rovio
    Stockholm Sweden, Sweden
    September 2016 - February 2017

    Designing UX experiences for an upcoming mobile title

  • Concept Artist at WB Games
    San Francisco
    July 2015 - December 2015

    • Produced character concept art for production

  • Concept Artist at Perfect World Entertainment
    Redwood City, United States of America
    September 2013 - Present

    • Developed an original intellectual property through story driven character design

    • Responsible for design and development of style guides and user experience

    • Created user interface assets such as icons, level maps, backgrounds

  • Game Artist at Aeria Games
    Santa Clara, United States of America
    July 2013 - September 2013

    • Created sprite FX and other 2D game assets for "X-Men: Battle of the Atom"

  • Game Artist at Slingo
    Hackensack, United States of America
    October 2012 - April 2013

    • Responsible for creating concepts, UI design and FX

    • Provided programmers with animation mock-ups

    • Worked closely with engineers on design and implementation

    • Supported marketing with banners and other marketing art

    • Created prototype visuals for new games

  • Concept Artist at Powerhead Games
    New York, United States of America
    June 2012 - October 2012

    • Created concepts of characters, creatures and environments

    • Supporting UI with 2D assets (icons, character portraits, backgrounds)

    • Implemented UI designs in Unity

  • UI Artist at Turbine (Warner Bros)
    Needham, United States of America
    August 2010 - August 2012

    • Designed characters and cosmetic items for Lord of the Rings Online

    • Sculpted high resolution detail and poly-painted production assets using ZBrush

    • Created and implemented interface: icons, buttons, backgrounds, maps, etc.