Monday, 31 March 2014


Welcome to the online Portfolio of Darren Bird,
Illustrator - Animator - Graphic designer - Concept Artist

 I believe in studying and understanding the methods and techniques of the millions of artistic minds that exist in our world and that every study brings me one step further on my journey as an artist.


--Employment Experience--

Mercury Filmworks
2004-2011

     2D Character Animation 2004-2008

          Software: ToonBoom Animation (Harmony and Concerto)

          Shows:  Gerald McBoingBoing (Season 1 and 2)
                         Mischief City (Season 1 and 2)
                         6teen
                         Ruby Gloom
                         Weird Years
                         Grossology
                         Toot and Puddle

     2D Visual Effects Artist 2010 - 2011

          Software: ToonBoom Animation (Harmony)

          Shows: Kick Buttowski (Season 1)
                       Fish Hooks (Season 1)
                       Stella and Sam
                       Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Season 1)
                       Various pitch packages for television


Digital Henchmen Studios
2008 - 2009

     Artist and Co-Founder

          Software: ToonBoom Studio Pro

          Projects: Music video "Lemons AKA: Big Fish Little Pond"
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ9KTxFXcRQ



bitHeads Inc.
2011-2012 Employee, 2012 - 2013 Contract

     User Interface Designer

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator 5

          Devices: iPhone
                         iPad
                         Blackberry
                         Android
                         Web

     Character Animator

          Software: Adobe Flash

          Project: SIDEWAY: NEWYORK (PSN, Steam)

     Visual Effects Animator

          Software: Adobe Flash

          Project: SIDEWAY: NEWYORK (PSN, Steam)

    Particle Effects Animator

          Software: 3DS Max

          Projects: SIDEWAY: NEWYORK (PSN, Steam)
                        World gone Sour (PSN, XBLA, PC)

    Textures

          Software: Crazy Bump

          Project: World Gone Sour (PSN, XBLA, PC)

    Conceptual Artist

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

          Project: Various internal projects
 


Twist Media
2012 - 

    User Interface Artist

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5

          Project: Various government funded educational games

    Animator

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5, ToonBoom Studio Pro

          Project: Various government funded educational games

    Character Designer

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

          Project: Various government funded educational games



Lucid Swarm
2013 - 

    Conceptual Artist

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

          Project: CoreTechs:Tactics  http://coretechsgame.com/

    User Interface Artist

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5

          Project: CoreTechs:Tactics

    Character Designer

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Premiere

          Project: CoreTechs:Tactics

    Animator (Character, Visual FX, and Cinematic)

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Premiere

          Project: CoreTechs:Tactics

    Graphic Designer

          Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5

          Project: Lucid Swarm Logo