Duncan Kay
Duncan Kay
Illustration/Concept Design
Glasgow, United Kingdom

About

I studied Animation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland, Graduating in 2006. Since then I've been working mainly as a CG artist around Scotland.

Skills

Character Design2D Animation3D AnimationCharacter ModelingCharacter AnimationStoryboarding3D VisualizationVisual Development3D ModelingDigital SculptingIllustrationConcept ArtTraditional Art

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
Maya
Maya
3ds Max
3ds Max
ZBrush
ZBrush
After Effects
After Effects
xNormal
xNormal
Blender
Blender
Substance Painter
Substance Painter

Experience

  • Freelance Artist at Duncan Kay Illustration
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    March 2015 - Present

    Since March 2015 I’ve been creating artwork for various clients including Illustrations, storyboards and concept art. I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities and challenges.

  • Senior Artist at Tsumanga Studios
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    November 2017 - February 2018

    2D and 3D graphics for mobile platforms. Mentoring junior artists.

  • Artist/Modeler at Digital Design Studio - Glasgow School of Art
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    November 2009 - March 2015

    In 2013/2014 I created artwork for the prestigious Battle of Bannockburn Centre project which launched in March 2014, for which I provided character/environment concepts and historical illustrations. Prior to Bannockburn, I was responsible for the collection and processing of 3D scan data relating to our Head and Neck anatomy teaching tools software, developed at DDS and launched in 2013. I also provided extensive 3D Modelling and sculpting for the Head and Neck project, as well as 3D work for numerous other Medical Visualisation projects at the studio. I also engaged in creating concept art and assets for ongoing commercial projects ranging from academic and heritage visualisation to visual effects and realtime graphics for IOS and android apps.

  • Freelance Artist/Modeler at Digital Design Studio - Glasgow School of Art
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    February 2009 - May 2009

    Creation of 3D Models for use in an Air Traffic control simulator.

  • Junior Artist (Freelance) at Firebrand Games
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    February 2007 - June 2007

    Provided 2D/3D assets for Toca Race Driver, Create and Race and Ferrari Challenge, both for the Nintendo DS platform. Created tracks and Garage models, textures and UI work, as well as optimisation and PVS/Draw distance work.