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I enjoy, drawing, writing, playing video games, and voice acting. Outside of the game design field I also like photography, and playing soccer and tennis.
My main skills reside in art and writing. I have been doing both since I was young. I have taken art classes throughout my entire school career and a creative writing class in college. I have also been told I have potential to be a voice actor. I graduated SNHU with a BA in game design and minored in art history and graphic design. My main interest in game design is in the art field (creating concept art, texture art, 3d modeling, etc.), but I am also interested in writing for games and voice acting in them. I have some experience in programming (Flash AS 3.0) but it is not my strong point.
Most artwork on this site can also be found under my Deviant Art account: Yggdrassal. Some of the artwork will be a higher quality as the jpg format that this site requires ruins the color in some images. Also, I have a blog that was required for class to show one drawing per day. http://mikeshachookspday13.blogspot.com/
I also have a portfolio site on deviantArt: http://mikeshachook.daportfolio.com/
McInnich Art Gallery
Watched over the art gallery, answered questions and helped take down/set up exhibits. This was a work study job on campus for Freshman-Junior year
Jul 2013 - Present
I am currently working on the game "Lords of New York," a poker rpg set in the late 1920s. My main function on the team is to provide digital matte paintings that will be used for different locations of the game. Other tasks include animations, item design, and quest design.
Sep 2013 - Present
I am part of the morning stock crew, occasionally called upon to operate a cash register during the morning.
Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
More Than Gaming, LLC
This was a student run game design company. My duties for the company included concept artwork, writing, level design, texture design, graphic design, and voice act for the company.
Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
Law Offices of Douglas A. Johnson
This was a summer job for the summers of 2011 and 2012. I had to request missing mortgage discharges from different banks, call for tax information, acquire copies of legal documents, and other office work such as copying papers.
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Southern New Hampshire University
I also have minors in graphic design and art history.
Adobe Creative Suite CS5
Done in Corel Painter X3.
Literal depiction of the song title "Welcome to the Machine," by Pink Floyd.
The result of some random scribbles.
Realistic rendition of the Pokemon, Feraligatr.
Realistic rendition of the Pokemon, Talonflame.
Done in Corel Painter 11.
Done in Corel Painter 11.
The superhero "Hawkeye" as a hawk. Done in Corel Painter 11.
Done for my final in my winter semester ZBrush class.
Final for my Character Design class. Character from book one in one of my series.
Done for extra credit in my ZBrush class.
Final for the intro class. All weapons from my book series.
A Village from book 1 of a series I am writing.
Orthographic Views and Textures.
Models of the Pokemon, Honedge, in 3ds Max. I experimented with water and reflective/metallic textures for the first time as well as very simple rigging.
A class project to design a Bonaroo poster.
A class project to create a newspaper ad.
A class project to create a newsletter.
A class project to create a magazine article.
Taken from my window Sophomore year of college.
Taken the summer of 2012.
Taken at the Mass Audubon Sanctuary.
A pond at a bird sanctuary in Vermont.
Taken from my window Junior year of college.
Taken at Plum Island.
Taken by accident.
1 of many shots playing with exposure settings on my camera.
Motion typography done for class featuring "Bombshell" by Powerman 5000.
Green screen project done in my After Effects class. All graphics (except for myself) are taken from World of WarCraft, WoW Model Viewer, and Portal. Non voice over sound clips were found online. All voice overs done by me.
Done for my After Effects final. All artwork and voices are done by me. Artwork for the project can be found here: http://yggdrassal.deviantart.com/gallery/36505515