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CHARACTER ARK
CHARACTER ARK
FILM DIRECTOR AND CHARACTER DESIGNER
LONDON, United Kingdom

Summary

The ‘Character Ark’ portfolio features examples of character and creature design and illustration, by film maker, Matt Westrup.

Matt has been generating content for the media industry for over 15 years. His clients have included Mars Confectionary, Smirnoff, Seat Cars, Nestle, Vodafone and Unilever.

He began his professional career as a freelance commercial illustrator before taking advantage of digital technology to break into the visual effects industry where he quickly became a highly competent 3D generalist. Working in the area of film and TV prompted Matt to make the next step in his career and he has since gone on to become an award winning film director.

As a film maker, Matt adopts a truly ‘hands on’ approach during the pre-production process. To date, he has designed all of the character elements that have featured in his directing assignments. These, along with a selection of other commissions, can be viewed in the ‘Character Ark’ gallery pages.

Matt is always interested in developing material that features a visually strong character element. If you would like more information, or you have a project that you wish to discuss, please get in touch via email.

Skills

Character DesignCreature DesignCreature ModelingCharacter Modeling

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Modo
Modo
LightWave 3D
LightWave 3D
After Effects
After Effects
ZBrush
ZBrush

Experience

  • Director at N/A
    January 2011 - Present

    Directing Commericals and developing own IP feature projects

  • Freelance Character Modeler and Texture Artist at Passion Pictures
    London, United Kingdom
    January 2001 - January 2010