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Wesley Gardner
Wesley Gardner
Illustrator - (WH40k: Wrath & Glory, Varia, etc.)
Waco, United States

Freelance illustrator and key artist for tabletop, card game, and entertainment industries. Clients include Cubicle7, ADIDAS, Guildhouse Games LLC, Warner Brothers, DC Comics, Black & Cameron, BAM! Box, CRISPR Monkey Studios and more.

Published works for IPs including Warhammer 40k, Mad Max, DC Comics, ADIDAS, Varia, ImagineFX magazine, and GeneFunk 2090.

Open for freelance/contractor opportunities in the board game, card game, motion picture, or video game fields.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem, alongside a vast majority of PC-based digital painting and photo manipulation software. Also comfortable with art integration workflow in game development engines, such as Unity and Unreal.

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Skills

Concept ArtDigital PaintingIllustrationMarketing IllustrationVisual DevelopmentWorld BuildingBook Cover IllustrationRoleplaying Game Illustration

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
ArtRage
ArtRage
Rebelle
Rebelle
Paintstorm Studio
Paintstorm Studio
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
Krita
Krita
Painter
Painter
Blender
Blender
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Unity
Unity

Reel

Productions

  • Wrathglory
    • Board & Card Games
      Warhammer 40k Roleplay: Wrath & Glory
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Illustrator
    • Company
      Cubicle7
  • Varia logo%282%29
    • Board & Card Games
      Varia
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Senior/Advanced Iillustrator
    • Company
      Guildhouse Games LLC
  • Adidas logo
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      ADIDAS - Feel The Future Ad Campaign
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Black and Cameron/ADIDAS

Experience

  • Senior Illustrator - Varia CCG at Guildhouse Games LLC
    United States of America
    October 2020 - Present

    Senior illustrator for Guildhouse Games LLC and their card game Varia. Responsible for thumbnailing, concepting, and creating vivid artworks that tie in the narrative of the world with the gameplay mechanics of the game.

  • Freelance Illustrator at Cubicle7 - Warhammer 40k Roleplay: Wrath and Glory
    Ireland
    September 2020 - February 2021

    Illustration and preliminary art design on Warhammer 40k Roleplay: Wrath and Glory.

    Create high-quality illustrations based upon lore and world building of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000. Published work includes "Forsaken System Player's Guide", available in physical distribution and digital.

  • Freelance Concept Artist at ADIDAS
    Philippines
    June 2020 - July 2020

    Freelance concept artist for the 'Feel The Future - x9000' ad campaign for ADIDAS Philipines, through production outsource company Black + Cameron.

    Responsible for matte painting and concept art phases (blue sky) for pre-production purposes.