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dkhamburg 07-20-2007 07:52 AM

Portfolio Critique
 
I am not completely a Beginner but i still have to learn a lot.

Hello all,
I am a young 3d Artist working in Game art for the last two years.
Unfortunately two companies went bust just after my probation time, nothing to do with me;)
Now I work as Freelance Leveldesigner/modeller, but wanne work in a Team asap again.
I want to take a big step and apply to companies in US/UK/CAN/AUS.
I am not very specialised, since I had to do in the Companies what had to be done.
That was from texturing over modeling to Level- and Characterdesign and even Gamedesign.
And I taught myself Max and XSI.
So you see, I am versatile, but have to focus on an area.
My question is, could i apply to Positions as Junior Artist, or environment artist or Leveldesigner?
Is my Portfolio sufficient for that, which work would you leave out, how is the structure, do you like the look, shortly said, what do you think?
I am very thankfull for any feedback. So feel free to go crazy.
Thanks for your help and greetings from Hamburg, Germany.
daniel
The site: http://www.deekam.com/3d_gameart.php
(please click the pics individually, there is an error in the code for the lightbox that I am tryin to fix)

icemotoboy 07-23-2007 03:22 PM

Firstly, I'd like to preface my comments with a link to http://www.sloperama.com/advice.html which is where I have gleamed most of my own "advice". Its a great site, and full of specific practical advice to consider.

Couple of points:

1. Do you have a right to work in the USA (VISA/Green Card/Citizenship)? If not, then you might be stiff out of luck there and best to focus on Canada/UK/Ausi/NZ. The USA only makes a certain amount of VISAs available for this category, and last year they all went on the day they were released! To get a company to sponsor you, they would REALLY need to want you. So you'd need alot of experience.

2. Review the Gamasutra website for jobs that you'd like. Check to see what their job requirements are, and then ask yourself if you portfolio etc... proves how you have every single one of those points.

3. Follow http://www.sloperama.com/advice/jobapp.htm for advice on how to apply for jobs. I recommend that once you have a good resume and portfolio, that you approach companies rather than waiting for advertisements.

4. Specifically, I think the portfolio needs a bit more detail about what role you took in each example, what the example was used for, etc...

Good luck!

dkhamburg 07-26-2007 02:04 AM

Tkanks for the Feedback.
I will work on the mentioned points.
Thanks for the links they are very usefull.
Greetings from Hamburg
daniel


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