Resume
EXPERIENCE
1st Playable Productions, LLC | Troy, NY | May 2005 – Present
www.1stplayable.com
2009-present, Contract Artist: Communication with Art lead from offsite via email and instant messaging. Receiving and executing on tasks at any and all phases of a project. Attending to bug reports via Bugzilla database. Submitting mockups and art for review, addressing feedback and completing tasks for 2D environments and game objects.
2005-09, Art Director: Oversee all projects, ensuring art quality is up to company standards, and client expectations. Provide art direction through art reviews. Communicate feedback to artists via paintovers, written emails, and one on one or group critiques. Manage a team of 14 artists, provide training, feedback, and conduct evaluations. Hold weekly art group meetings, and art lead meetings to share knowledge across projects. Production work on projects when needed. Evaluate art and animation candidates for recruiting, and assisting with project proposals and design documentation.

Vicarious Visions, Inc | Troy, NY | February 2000 - April 2005
www.vvisions.com
2004-05, Project Manager: Direct communications with clients. Conduct weekly team meetings. Project scheduling, and scope analysis. Coordinated with project leads for Art, Design, and Programming. Met project milestones on time. Experience managing groups off-site.
2002-04, Lead Artist: Responsible for other artists on my team, training, and scheduling art tasks. Coordinating with project manager. Promoted in 2003 to Senior Artist, remaining in the Lead Artist Role, while continuing to wear many hats. Create art assets, assist with design, and depending on needs, creating Game Design Documents and proposals.
2000-01, Artist: Create art assets for console and handheld games. reporting to my art lead on the team and art group manager. Work as part of a team to complete my tasks and meet project milestones.

The Guild of Youth Artists (GOYA) | Savannah, GA | February 1998 - May1999
www.savannah.gov
Art Instructor: Developed lesson plans for kids participating in this grass roots, after school entrepreneurial program. Place emphasis on the value of art as a viable career by exhibiting and selling work at the local art fair. High school and elementary school age groups. Drawing and painting instruction. Worked through the City of Savannah Cultural Affairs.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Upstate Artists Guild | Board Member | 2004-present
One of the founding members of a local artists collective, a non profit group which exists mainly as a community gallery, while also providing information and education for artists.
The Albany Barn | Board Member | 2009-2011
Served on the Board of Directors during the Barn’s planning and fundraising stages. Worked with Architectural teams to help envision affordable artists live-work space.
Summer in the City | Curator | 2010
Produced and Curated the Summer in the City Youth Talent Exhibition, with the Albany Barn, and the Arbor Hill Implementation Team
Game Developers Conference | Speaker | 2003
60 min lecture, Brands Brands Brands: Working with high profile licenses and still making a great game!

SKILLS
Game Development for Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS:
2D Environment Art (Photoshop, Illustrator, Promotion, Flash)
Sprite based animation
User interface Art and design
Game Proposal, Concept and Design
Production scheduling, and scope planning (Microsoft Word, Excel)
Licensor and Publisher networking and management, on and off-site
Employee Training and focus group user testing

Traditional Media: Acrylics, oils, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil

EDUCATION
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) | Savannah, GA | graduated 1999, BFA Illustration

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
Dale Carnegie Graduate | 2009
Completed a 12 week course practicing HR principles and public speaking techniques
Leadership Training | 2003
Participated in a 2-day course focusing on team management and communication

ILLUSTRATION PORTFOLIO
www.robyndiaz.com

GAME CREDITS
Lalaloopsey (Activision) NDS: 2011
- Environment Artist
Rio! (THQ) NDS/DSi: 2011
- Art reviews and feedback
Pinkalicious: It’s Party Time! (Game-Mill) NDS: 2011
- Art reviews and feedback
Yogi Bear: The Video Game (D3 Publisher) NDS: 2010
- Art reviews and feedback
Kung Zhu (Game-Mill/Activision Publishing) NDS: 2010
- Art reviews and feedback
My Reading Tutor (Mentor Interactive) NDS: 2010
- Art reviews and feedback
Imagine Gymnast (Ubisoft) NDS: 2010
- Art reviews and feedback
Style Lab: Jewelry Design (Ubisoft) NDS: 2009
- Art reviews and feedback
World of Zoo (THQ) NDS: 2009
- Art reviews and feedback
Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks (D3 Publisher) NDS: 2009
- Art reviews and feedback
Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun (D3 Publisher) NDS: 2009
- Art Lead, Producer
Winter’s Tail (Crave-SVG) NDS: 2009
- Art reviews and feedback
Imagine: Cheerleader (Ubisoft) NDS: 2009
- Art reviews and feedback
Disney Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney Interactive Studios) NDS: 2008
- Environment Artist
Freddi Fish: ABC Under the Sea (Atari) NDS: 2008
- Environment and UI Artist
Ben 10 Alien Force (D3 Publisher) NDS: 2008
- Environment Artist
Ener-G: Gym Rockets (Ubisoft) NDS: 2008
- Art reviews and feedback
Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Video Game (THQ) NDS: 2008
- Art reviews and feedback
Disney Princess: Magical Jewels (Disney Interactive Studios) NDS: 2008
- Lead Artist, Environment Artist
GoPets: Vacation Island (Konami) NDS: 2008
- Lead Artist, Environment Artist
Puzzle Quest (D3Publisher Of America Inc.) NDS: 2007
- UI Artist
Cabbage Patch Kids, Patch Puppy Rescue (D3Publisher Of America Inc.) GBA: 2006
- Artist, environments, UI
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (BVG) GBA: 2006
- Environment and UI Artist
Tony Hawk's American Sk8land (Activision Publishing, Inc) NDS: 2005
- Producer
Madagascar (Activision) NDS/GBA: 2005
- Producer
DreamWorks' Shark Tale (Activision) GBA: 2005
- Project Coordinator, Environment and UI Artist
Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy (Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.) GBA: 2004
- Lead Artist, Environment Artist
Disney's That's So Raven (Disney Interactive, Inc.) GBA: 2004
- Environment Artist
Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy! (Activision Publishing, Inc.) GBA: 2004
- Environment Artist
Disney's Brother Bear (Disney Interactive, Inc.) GBA: 2003
- Environment and UI Artist
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation S.O.D.A. (Global Star Software) GBA: 2004
- Environment Artist
SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (THQ) GBA: 2003
- Project Coordinator, Environment Artist
The Muppets: On with the Show (TDK Mediactive, Inc.) GBA: 2003
- Sprite Artist
SpongeBob Squarepants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (THQ) GBA: 2002
- Project Coordinator, Environment Artist
Frogger Advance: The Great Quest (Konami of America, Inc.) GBA: 2002
- Environment Artist
The Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek (BAM! Entertainment, Inc.) GBA: 2002
- Project Coordinator, Environment and UI Artist
Disney/Pixar's Monsters Inc. (Buena Vista Games, Inc.) GBC: 2001
- Project Coordinator, Environment and UI Artist
Kelly Club (Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing) GBC: 2001
- Project Coordinator, Environment and UI Artist
SpongeBob Squarepants: Legend of the Lost Spatula (THQ, Inc.) GBC: 2001
- Project Coordinator, Environment and UI Artist
Blues Clues: Blue's Alphabet Book (Viacom International, Inc.) GBC: 2000
- Environment and Sprite Artist
Sea-Doo Hydrocross (Vatical Entertainment LLC) Playstation: 2001
- Texture Artist