The team composition
Our group consists of a number of 5 people, each with their own levels of expertise. The initial idea with the formation of this team is that we base a product around mutual interest, in which everyone can find challenge in improving their skillset.
The team members are:
- Guohai Qu
- Paul Bremmers
- Meda Moisa
- Tudor Sisoe
- Rob van Schooten
Individual positioning in the creative industry
In the creative industry, my strength lies in visualizing ideas in a clear and aesthetically pleasing way. This is an important factor when promoting a product, as it has to peak the client’s interest to become a success. My ambition lies in illustration and animation.
As an illustrator I have to be able to communicate a message through the use of imagery, for this I want to work on my drawing skills and overall understanding of design principles.
I want to play a role in concepting for the product. With the use of digital drawing I can visualize and construct the plans for creating the physical prototype.
The concept has to be clear and appealing for potential clients. Through the use of illustrated imagery, like appliance examples, instructions and infographics the product can be promoted.
The purpose of animation in promoting is the same as illustration, however it can be used to clarify certain ideas. With the use of Photoshop and After Effects I can create promotional animations in addition the justification video.
In my portfolio I want to demonstrate sufficient skill and knowledge in Illustration and concepting for potential internship companies. As an illustrator my portfolio mostly consists of visual elements. In this project I will be improving my knowledge on principles like composition and color theory to strengthen the image, and demonstrate it in a way that is customary in the industry.
(Personal branding canvas)
Who am I
My name is Rob van Schooten, I am a Dutch Art & Technology Student in Enschede. I am a creative person and have a lot of hobbies, like traveling, computers, making music, and drawing. My passion really lies in drawing and I would like to work as an illustrator or concept artist in the future. I am a positive and easy going person who likes to see the best in everyone.
What I do
My strength lies in visualizing products for the client. With my skillset I am able to contribute on multiple steps along the development progress, from concepting with the use of digital painting to visualizing the final product. I am very passionate about my projects and work hard to get the best results possible within the appointed time.
I have multiple skills that are beneficial in the creative industry, I have a lot of experience with the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender, Maya, Unity, After Effects and premiere. Also, As an Art & Technology student I got a solid basis on programming, web design, client approach etc. which allows me to easily communicate between multiple roles in the team.
I provide the client with professional and clear pictures, based on their description. During the process I can help the client by suggesting certain directions.
I am a very positive, creative person with lots of ideas. I put a lot of care and work in my projects and I always make sure it is finished on time. Also I am very flexible with changes throughout the process.
How do people reach me
My visual work can be found on my Behance profile and for networking I can be found on LinkedIn.
Who needs to know me
I want to reach companies in the entertainment industries, like films and video games. Also design and advertising companies or individual clients. By building these networks, I gain more insight in the internal work process and get more connections for working on a freelance basis.
What I need
To get a good chance in this industry, I need to improve my drawing skills and knowledge in what the industry standard demands. Also I need to lay more focus on illustration in my portfolio to show my area of expertise.
To do this, in this project I will research the requirements of illustrating a product design in a clear way that would be conform professional standards. I will be watching video’s on this topic, ask feedback to teachers and teammates, and I will personally be practicing and repeating my drawing skills.
What I get
Focusing on my drawing and working for clients allows me to follow my passion, and therefore get the best results for the client.