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CHUCK

EYLER


578 South K Street

Livermore, CA 94550


925-487-7654


Links:

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chuckeyler.com


chuckeyler@gmail.com



SUMMARY

20+ year Game Art Director with diverse traditional skills and experience

ready to bring gorgeous visual integrity through inspired teamwork

Innovative leader who enjoys creating a healthy, happy, productive environment

20+ game titles

20+ years in Games and Animation

10+ years Art Management and Cinematic Direction

Award winning Animation Writer/Director

Writer/Director for “Sims” and “Disney Dream Kingdom” intro cinematics

Solid foundation with a deep understanding of games and game art



EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Teacher at SAE Expressions College, Emeryville, CA

2017 – Present

Teaching real time 3D modeling, Intro to Animation, & Art for Game Designers



Art Director, Disruptive Games, Berkeley, CA

2016 - 2017

Art Director for unannounced VR Game in Development with Unreal Engine



Adjunct Lecturer, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

2016

Visual Communication and Interactive Design, a 10 week course for 160 students.



Art Director, EA Capital Games, Sacramento, CA

2014 - 2016

Set goals for 'Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes' mobile game art to allow a great look with a light download footprint using Unity. Editor’s Choice on Apple’s App store and featured on Google.

Accomplishments

Directed Art style guide for Characters Environments, UI, Effects

Directed Art efforts, internal and external

Negotiated Lucas approvals on all assets



Head of Game Art, Kidaptive, Inc. Mountain View, CA 2014

Managed all aspects of game art production including internal contractors and overseas for "Leo's Pad" IOS and "Elmo's World" Shapes and Patterns Sesame Street game IOS

Accomplishments

Managed a team of 5 artists

Assisted in the creation of new corporate and product logos

Animated Elmo's lipsync in Flash



Art Director, Disney Interactive San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA

2011 - 2013

Accomplishments

Established look for “Star Wars Commander” IOS game

As 'Minister of Culture' - coordinated studio events for the artists

Surpassed existing studio art standards

● Concepted, directed, scheduled, executed, presented and approved Disney Park art and Character animation for “Disney Dream Kingdom” Facebook game



Art Director, Social Games, Playfirst San Francisco, CA

2009 - 2011

Games

Diner Dash - Facebook

Chocolatier Sweet Society - Facebook

Love and Death: Bitten - PC

Diner Dash Grillin' Green - IOS

Diner Dash 5: BOOM - PC



Art Director, Electronic Arts Redwood City, CA

1996 – 2008

Games

WWII Fighters - PC Flight Sim

NASCAR 2001 - PS2 launch

Sims2 - PC

Sim City 4 - PC

Sims Bustin' Out - PS2, Gamecube, Xbox

Sims2 Console - PS2, Gamecube, Xbox

The Urbz - PS2, Gamecube, Xbox

Sims2 Pets - PS2, Gamecube, Xbox

Sims2 Castaway - PS2, Wii

SimAnimals - Wii



Senior Animator, Atari Games Milpitas, CA

1989 - 1996

Arcade Games

Viscious Circle

BeatHead

Thunderjaws

Hydra

Pit-Fighter

Batman

Moto Frenzy

Steel Talons

Off the Wall

Relief Pitcher

Space Lords

Guardians of the Hood

Danger Express



Staff Animator, Colossal Pictures San Francisco, CA

1988

Animated spots

DTV 2 Title

White Cloud Commercial

Supertramp promo



Effects Animator, Industrial Light & Magic San Rafael, CA

1985 - 1987



Movies

Enemy Mine

Young Sherlock Holmes - Best Visual Effects Oscar

Howard the Duck

Innerspace - Best Visual Effects Oscar



Scene Animator, Korty/Lucasfilm Mill Valley, CA

1982 - 1983

Twice Upon a Time



Animator, Nepenthe Productions San Francisco, CA

1982

Plague Dogs



EDUCATION

University of Michigan

Pre Med/Art — 1972-1976



SKILLS

Software Tools

Blender, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Lightwave, Premier, Final Cut , Flash, Jira

Hardware Platforms

Cocos2dx, Unity, Flash, Wii, DS, PS2, PSX, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, Facebook, IOS, Unity, Unreal



HONORS

'N2Gmz' (Into Games) half-hour office comedy

selected by the California Independent Film Festival - 2009

Semi Finalist

TVwriter.com Pilot Competition – 2008

Interactive Achievement Award Nomination for Art Direction

The Urbz” - 2005

3 Years Art Direction Judge for Interactive Achievement Awards

2006 - 2009

Electronic Arts Annual Awards

- Distinguished Service – 2004

    - Most inspirational – 1997

Association Of Visual Communicators 'CINDY' Award

Animation “Window in Time” 1985

'EARTHLY BEINGS' – Animated Short - 1981

    - Judges Special Prize USA Short Film Competition

    - 1st Prize Animation Marin County Film Festival

    - Best Health & Educational Film Birmingham International FilmFestival

Tex Avery Take Award

Filmation - 1977

REFERENCES

Available upon request