Jared Kuharski
Jared Kuharski
Technical Environment Artist
Seattle, United States of America

Summary

Since 2006, I have worked professionally in the video game industry and have shipped over 30 titles spanning consoles, mobile, and PC.

My career started as an environment artist at Visual Concepts working on Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer. My experience was like many who came before me, I started by building props. After shipping this title, I joined Electronic Arts and worked on The Godfather 2. My role grew in scope and I quickly became responsible for building whole cities.

At the start of 2009, I joined a startup called Tricky Software. Notably, we shipped one of the first 3D titles for the iPhone 3G: Spore Origins. Working at a startup was very challenging, and required me to wear many hats. This experience helped me grow professionally and prepared me for my next role.

In 2014, our team was acquired by Amazon and I became a Technical Artist on Lumberyard. While at Amazon, I built demo's for GDC, SIGGRAPH, and found a role on the Support Team. As a member of the Support Team, I was part of a seasoned group of subject matter experts. I worked directly with our white-glove customers to provide hands on technical support and guidance for Lumberyard.

Currently, I am doing freelance work and searching for a new studio to call home.

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Skills

3D ModelingEnvironment ModelingLow-poly ModelingUV MappingGame DevelopmentUI DesignHigh-poly ModelingApp DevelopmentUX DesignCharacter RiggingMentoring

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop
Lumberyard
Lumberyard
Unity
Unity
World Machine
World Machine
xNormal
xNormal
Quixel Suite
Quixel Suite
Premiere
Premiere
After Effects
After Effects
CRYENGINE
CRYENGINE

Productions

  • 2019 01 lumberyard
    • Video Game
      Amazon Lumberyard
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Technial Artist (Professional Services)
    • Company
      Amazon
  • 2014 03 emma02
    • Video Game
      Emma and the Inventor: Resonance
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Game Designer and Technical Artist
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2014 02 designanddrive
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Design and Drive
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Environment Artist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2014 01 photostrings
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Photo Strings
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2013 06 fashionshow
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Fashion Show
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      3D Artist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2013 05 digitoolspaint
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola DigiTools Paint
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2013 04 barbie
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Color Studio HD: Barbie Edition
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2013 03 hotwheels
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Color Studio HD: Hot Wheels Edition
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2013 02 lightmarker
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Light Marker
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2013 01 animalparade
    • Mobile Game
      Animal Parade
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2012 04 armadohd
    • Video Game
      Armado HD
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2012 03 digitools
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola DigiTools (Airbrush, Effects, and 3-D)
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2012 02 casecreator
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Case Creator
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2012 01 sillyfaceswaps
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Silly Face Swaps
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2011 04 emma01
    • Video Game
      Emma and the Inventor
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Game Designer and Technical Artist
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2011 03 lightscameracolor
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Lights, Camera, Color!
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2011 02 paintandcreate
    • Mobile Game
      Crayola Paint and Create
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2011 01 colorstudiohd
    • Mobile Game
      Color Studio HD
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Technical Arist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2010 07 boggleipad
    • Mobile Game
      Boggle for iPad
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      3D Artist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2010 06 wouldyourather
    • Mobile Game
      Would You Rather
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      UI and UX Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2010 05 leftcenterright
    • Mobile Game
      Left Center Right
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      3D Artist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2010 04 battleofthesexes
    • Mobile Game
      Battle of the Sexes
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      3D Artist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2010 03 scarface
    • Mobile Game
      Scarface Last Stand
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      3D Artist and Level Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2010 02 sporecreatures
    • Mobile Game
      Spore Creatures
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Level Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2009 03 puff
    • Mobile Game
      Puff
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      3D Artist
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2009 02 boggleiphone
    • Mobile Game
      Boggle for iPhone
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      3D Artist and UI Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2008 01 sporeorigins
    • Mobile Game
      Spore Origins
    • Year
      2008
    • Role
      Level Designer
    • Company
      Tricky Software
  • 2010 01 dantesinferno
    • Video Game
      Dante's Inferno
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Material Artist
    • Company
      Electronic Arts
  • 2009 01 godfather02
    • Video Game
      The Godfather 2
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      Electronic Arts
  • 2007 01 fantasticfour
    • Video Game
      Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer
    • Year
      2007
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      Visual Concepts

Experience

  • Character Technical Artist at Coinflip Studios
    San Francisco, United States of America
    January 2020 - March 2020

    Freelance Work

  • Field Technical Artist at Amazon
    Seattle, United States of America
    October 2016 - September 2019

  • Technical Artist at Amazon
    East Palo Alto, United States of America
    November 2014 - October 2016

  • 3D Generalist and App Designer at Tricky Software
    Menlo Park, United States of America
    January 2009 - November 2014

  • Environment Artist at Electronic Arts
    Redwood City, United States of America
    April 2008 - January 2009

  • Environment Artist at Visual Concepts
    San Rafael , United States of America
    March 2006 - June 2007