Ben Merrick
Ben Merrick
Senior Environment and Technical Artist, Wargaming UK
Byfleet, United Kingdom

About

I am a Senior Environment Artist/Senior Technical Artist with 10 years 3D industry experience, having worked on 4 AAA games, feature films, VR and Advertising.

I am currently working for Wargaming UK (formerly Edge Case Games) as a Senior Environment and Technical Artist on an unnanounced title.

Previously I worked for NVizage, at Longcross Film Studios, working on Previs and VR on the Artemis Fowl Disney feature film, using UE4, Maya, Substance and ZBrush. Previous to that I worked in the advertising, VR and rides industry at Framestore for 18 months, after working in the games industry for 5 years at Lionhead Studios (Microsoft), Rare (Microsoft) and Frontier Developments, on the beautiful games Fable Legends, Kinect Sports Rivals, Kinect Disneyland Adventures and Kinectimals, respectively.
Aside from my games experiece I freelanced on TV advertisements and 3D visualisations for 2 years.

I have a Masters and Degree in 3D Arts from the University Of Hertfordshire.

I am very experienced in a wide range of art programs and specialise in: Maya, 3DS Max, Unreal Engine 4, ZBrush, Substance and Photoshop.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. Please check out my CV, Linkedin or send me an Email.

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Skills

3D ModelingEnvironment ModelingTexturingPBR Texturingmayareal timetechnical artunreal enginevrue4optimisationorganisation

Software proficiency

Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
3ds Max
3ds Max
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Quixel Suite
Quixel Suite
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
SpeedTree
SpeedTree

Experience

  • Senior Environment and Technical Artist at Edge Case Games / Wargaming UK
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    July 2018 - Present

    Senior Environment Artist/Senior Technical Artist

    Prototyping/Fractured Space - UE4/Max/Maya- modelling, lighting, textures, materials/shaders, performance, blueprint scripting

  • Senior Environment and Technical Artist at Nvizage (Disney)
    Longcross, Surrey, United Kingdom
    October 2017 - June 2018

    Senior Environment and Technical Artist

    Disney’s Artemis Fowl film - UE4/Maya- Previs, modelling, lighting, textures, materials/shaders, performance, blueprint scripting

  • Senior Environment and Technical Artist at Framestore
    London, United Kingdom
    April 2016 - October 2017

    Senior Environment and Technical Artist (Generalist TD)

    Unreal Engine 4 VR and installation - Modelling, lighting, textures, materials/shaders, performance, blueprint scripting

    Unannounced Film/Ride- Modelling, lighting, materials/shaders, layout

  • Environment and Technical Artist at Lionhead Studios (Microsoft)
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    February 2014 - April 2016

    Environment and Technical Artist

    Fable Legends (Xbox One and PC) - Level prettying, performance, optimisations, models and textures

  • Environment Artist at Rare (Microsoft)
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    February 2013 - February 2014

    Environment Artist

    Kinect Sports: Rivals (Xbox One) - Foliage, rocks, vehicles, other models, textures and optimizations

  • Environment Artist at Frontier Developments
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    May 2011 - January 2013

    Environment Artist

    Kinectimals: Now With Bears (360) - Foliage, lighting, environments

    Kinect Disneyland Adventures (360) - Environments and props

    HoloLens - Early content development with new technology

  • Freelance 3D Artist at Various Post Production Companies
    London, United Kingdom
    October 2010 - March 2011

    Worked freelance at various companies such as Nexus Productions and Mediastation. Using 3DS Max, Maya and Zbrush.

  • 3D Concept Designer at John Lewis
    London, United Kingdom
    October 2009 - October 2010

    3D Concept Designer creating 3D visualizations of shops and fixtures.