CHUCK

EYLER


578 South K Street

Livermore, CA 94550


925 487 7654


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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



Art Director, EA Capital Games, Sacramento, CA 2014 - present


Set goals for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes mobile game art to allow a great look with a light download footprint. 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

Howard the Duck

Innerspace



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




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