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Robert Foote

 

EXPERIENCE

Rob Foote Illustration — Concept artist/Illustrator

March 2017 - Present

Currently working freelance.

Huhus Studios New Zealand — Lead  Concept Artist

May 2016 - Present

Lead environment artist on full length animated feature. Worked with a team of creatives developing characters and environments for children's TV show, currently in production.

Gameloft New Zealand — Senior Concept Artist

September 2015 - MAY 2016

Helped to create concept artwork and visuals for a Sci Fi FPS. Key team player helping to define conceptual and visual direction on a number of projects.

450 Degrees  United Kingdom — Founding Partner

June 2012 - PRESENT

Co Founded a digital startup creating apps and interactive content for children. Responsible for app design, sound design, content creation, assets and animation.

Rob Foote Illustration South Africa — Freelance Illustrator

October 2008 - September 2015

Illustrated over 100 titles and worked on a range of educational, film and media projects. Two awards and a number of commendations.

Times  United Kingdom — Concept artist/Illustrator

June 2011 - June 2012

Worked with News International Director of innovation and helped to create a revolutionary app. Played an integral role, providing both artwork assets and conceptual direction.

Bullseye Film Construction, South Africa — Set designer

January 2004 - September  2007

Built and designed sets and props for film and commercials including Blood Diamond and Starship Troopers

EDUCATION

University of Pietermarizburg, South Africa — TEFL

January 2004 - March 2004

TEFL Qualified

Durban Institute of Technology, South Africa — Distinction

January 1995 - November 1997

Fine Art with Distinction

Kingsway High School, South Africa — Exemption Pass

January  1990 - November 1994

High School Education

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS

Times — To bee or not to bee

I worked with News International Director of innovation to develop an interactive illustrated app highlighting the decline in Bee Populations around the world.

Vodaphone — Facebook and Zoo Zoo’s

I’ve worked on a number of Vodaphone ads, creating huge illustrated backdrops and helping to create concept art and visual development for new characters.  

Coca Cola  — Corporate Illustrations

Including winning the Coca Cola young designers award in 2007 I’ve also had the opportunity to work within the company creating illustrations and artwork for publications and gifts.

Oxford  Pearson  Macmillan Cambridge   — Educational Illustrations

Since starting my freelance career I have worked on well over 100 titles for a number of South African and International Educational Publishers.

References

Noel Yang  Creative Director  — Huhu Studios

Email: noel.yang@huhus.com           Phone: +64 9 425 4442

“Rob is one of the most talented concept artists I've worked with. He has superb sense of colours, most vibrant imagination when it comes to character creation, his environmental concepts are evocative. He is charming, professional, easy to work with and always deliver beyond expectation! I look forward to working with him again in future projects”

KIRby atkins DIRECTOR  — HUHU STUDIOS

EMAIL: kirby@kirbyatkins.com          PHONE: +64 9 425 4442

“Rob Foote was the first concept artist to come aboard the Beast of Burden project and set the aesthetic tone for the entire film.  He was particularly great at capturing the pastoral and dramatic landscapes the film required.  His color scripts were a marvel, and tracked the emotional arc of the film.  On top of this, Rob was able to solve practical concept problems by creating 3D renders, helping us plot how characters might interact with the environment.   

A joy to work with.  I would highly recommend Rob and certainly hope to work with him again.”

DAVID Townsend  Lead Producer  — Huhu Studios

Email: david.townsend@huhus.com           Phone: +64 9 425 4442

“I worked with Rob on "Beast of Burden" where he had the role of Lead Concept artist. He undertook environment design, character development, texture reference development and oversaw the building of the colour script for the movie.
I found Rob to be fantastic to work with, always willing, always flexible. Able to work on his own as well as part of a team. Whatever your creative project, Rob will add value to it - I wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Jason brown  — fx td Weta Digital

Email: jason.brown@huhus.com           Phone: +64 9 425 4442

"Rob is easily the most skillful and easy going artist I have ever worked with, nothing is a problem to this guy, no matter what amazing piece of concept art he's working on at the time. 
I'd recommend Rob to anyone who needs amazing concepts done, his skill level is world class and his humility and fun make him a joy to work with."
Hire this guy!

Toph gorham— Art director Gameloft

Email: Toph.gorham@gameloft.com           Phone: +09) 557 2040

“I  worked with Rob as his Art Director at Gameloft New Zealand. Rob is a very talented artist who helped our project dramatically with his keen drawing skills. It was always a pleasure to work with Rob, he was hard working and enthusiastic, and his draftsmanship is beautiful. I would love to work with Rob again.”

Quentin Storer  Senior Producer  — Gameloft

Email: q.storer@gmail.com           Phone: +64 21 106 3189

“I've had the pleasure of working with Rob as a concept artists in our Gameloft Auckland studio for the past few months. His talent and dedication are exemplary, his art was always of the highest standard and delivered on time. He is an excellent team player, communicates well and was liked by his team and upper management. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any position and am totally confident that he would be an asset to any company or team”

Zanri Kritzinger  Commissioning Editor  — Oxford University Press

Email: zanri.kritzinger@oup.com      Phone: +27 21 596 2300

“Rob is a brilliant illustrator who provides excellent work, on time, every time. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him the first time and have therefore used him again and again and will definitely be contacting him for any future projects. Rob did black and white as well as full colour illustrations for my school text book projects, but you can commission him for any type and style of illustration; he is very competent and capable and I'm sure he would be able to pull almost any sort of rabbit out of a hat.”

Steve King Int Marketing Manager   — National Geographic Learning

Email: steveking@cengage.com      Phone: +81 3 5929 6132

“I would recommend Rob without hesitation. Rob Foote is a high professional, yet extremely personable artist and illustrator who delivers excellent results, on time and to a reasonable fee structure. I worked with Rob on illustrating a children's book for the Japanese education market. The results were stunning.”

 

 

AWARDS

2015 Award winner Golden Baobab Illustration award.

Coca Cola Young Designers  2008 First prize .

SKILLS

Traditional and Digital Painting and Drawing skills.

Concept and Visual Development

Strong interpersonal skills

Adobe Creative Suite

After Effects

Maya

Zbrush

Sketchup

LANGUAGES

English: First Language     

Afrikaans: Full Proficiency            

Japanese: Elementary

Isizulu: Elementary