Senior / Lead Artist, Electronic Arts Canada;
and Graphic Designer / Project Manager, The Design Works;
Interior and Graphic Designer, Hopping,
Kovach, Grinnell Design Consultants;
Designer and Draftsperson, Design Group International.
Highly skilled in many forms of creative expression,
traditional and digital.
Offers strong capabilities in 3D computer animation, digital imaging,
videography, Web design, photography, and graphic design.
As well as
drafting, traditional drawing and painting, set design
sculpture, fabrication and construction.
Most endeavors have involved large measures of initial concept
project management, team organization, and hands-on
of most facets involved with bringing complex projects
With Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Canada,
July 2001, March 2004: Senior Artist
beginning with the Playstation 2 game
Sled Storm. Art-directed and built the 'Beast from the East' racing
environment for this EA Sports Big product.
Constructed stadium for EA Sports Fifa Soccer 2003.
Joined the SSX 3 development team near the outset of that console
product as object lead. Served additionally
in a construction role refining and coordinating several hubs and connecting spokes.
function through to completion of SSX 3.
March 1994 through May
30, 1997, Senior Artist and Lead Artist
Hired to create characters and environments for human motion-capture
based robot fighting game for 3DO console.
Completed EA Sports Hockey 95 PCCD. First Electronic Arts CD-ROM
Joined the Need for Speed sports car racing simulation team in
later stages of the original 3DO version
of that product.
Lead Artist on the Sony Playstation version of Need for Speed 1,
and 'Need for Speed 2 Windows.
For Need for Speed 2 was the artist charged with defining the
processes to create all 3D in-game content.
To do so, selected a new
3D animation application and worked closely with team and tools
to architect the game engine.
Duties included hiring and defining policies for art staff, lecturing
and mentoring artists, and aiding in procurement of hardware
As senior team member, had immediate high-level involvement with all
facets of product development for the
Need for Speed franchise.
This product line had sold about 2 million copies on various platforms
at the time of departure.
Worked with marketing division to supply needed content for product
Gave several seminars demonstrating art technology to artists in
Attended two Electronic Arts Worldwide Graphics conferences and
demonstrated new art technology
Worked in tandem with Senior Programmers developing next-generation 3D
for driving and other video games.
Recipient 1995/1996 Electronic Arts Award of Excellence.
With The Design Works:
Acted as Associate
Designer and Project Manager for Expo 86 Centre displays.
Designed many key elements of four large permanent installed displays.
Drafted all required plans for construction.
Procured all needed building permits.
Verified all dimensions with on-site measurements.
Supervised all stages of construction and installation.
Total contract cost of displays in excess of $350,000.00.
Kovach, Grinnell Design Consultants:
Design Associate /
Created presentation renderings and construction blueprints.
Created graphic identities for various clients.
As a freelance artist and
Designed five retail
shops and one cafe.
Drafted all plans, procured all needed permits, and acted as
construction manager for above.
Designed and oversaw manufacture of several large signs, displays and
for the clients above and others.
Created graphic identities, printed promotions, and WWW graphics for
Created video title sequences with 3D animation elements for sports
Sculpted several large indoor and outdoor fiberglass sculptures and
coordinated installation of these.
Designed, built and installed large trade show booth display
incorporating massive sculptural elements
for two different clients.
Painted original designs as murals both indoor and outdoor.
Designed and drafted plans for several homes and smaller structures.
Designed and built all elements for large Victorian-style
Fabricated many pieces of furniture and display elements.
Assistant Art Director, feature film: Needful Things.
Particular Experiences /
Self-started online music service to funding stage:
2005 to January 2006, conceived and defined all aspects of a new
play-list based streaming music company.
Co-wrote detailed business plan with all projected costs and profits.
Defined all software frameworks, Web page structure, and preliminary
Researched market prospects, intellectual property issues, and
development team requirements.
Computer Expertise /
Windows, Macintosh, and SGI operating systems. Conversant with this
3D: Maya, 3D Studio MAX; Video: Avid Mediacomposer, After Effects, Premiere; 2D: Photoshop, Illustrator,
FrontPage, Painter, as well as Word, Acid, Encore DVD, and Audition.
Familiar with many others.
Ontario College of Art. Grade twelve diploma, West Vancouver Secondary
School. Primarily self-taught through 30 years
products and devices Kent's been wrangling over many years /
experience. 14 Years of computer expertise developed initially through a year of
full-time personal exploration.
3D motion-media prototyping application. For use by Television, video, motion
picture, music video, and commercial content-creators.
Telecommuting hardware and software solution. A new broadband empowered approach
a wider range of persons to work productively from remote locations.
Digital intellectual property verification system.
A new suite of tools for creating 3D environments for video games and
Console style family game incorporating characters with different physical
3D environmental family game revolving around travel and puzzle-solving.
simulation for next-generation hardware.
Adult 3D rendered interactive movie with multiple character streams.
3D rendered strategy game to accompany original board game concept. Also
suitable for development
into 2D game for personal digital assistants.
Range of tablet computers with dedicated media/interface bases. My original designs for these date back to 1998
Compressed audio home media server.
I invented this stereo component about two years before
the first such came
New peripheral devices for data input for personal computers.
Multimedia personal digital assistants.
New standard interface and support coupler for portable data devices.
Unique concepts for interactive entertainment using home consoles, with related
software and hardware designs.
New model for point-of-purchase sales of music, and designs for outlets to
Location-based entertainment module system, and accompanying software concepts.
New inter-urban transport infrastructure concepts and vehicle designs.
for Internet-centric low-impact community.