Bond: Wish of the Forest

Art Lead, 3D Artist

Roguelite creature collector where you befriend forest creatures and protect their homes from evil spirits.


Magic Trick

3D Prop Artist

Skateboarding adventure game about making friends! Perform magical skating tricks as a wizard kid in a vibrant pastel world.


Neo Cities Chronicles

3D Artist

Tabletop Simulator game about a group of magical girls tasked to protect the homeworld from incoming colonizing creatures.

Erica Li

3D Artist


Personal Info

Email: [email protected]
Portfolio: ericali.artstation.com

Work History

Introduction to 3D Modeling & Animation | Grader and Tutor
Santa Cruz, CA | September 2020 – March 2021

• Critiqued and graded students’ work
• Held office hours to tutor students in Concept Art, Digital Painting, 3D Modeling, UV Unwrapping and Texturing, Sculpting, Rigging and Animation using Photoshop, Blender, and Substance Painter

Neo Cities Chronicles | 3D Artist
Freelance | July 2020 – December 2020

• Modeled and textured 3D location map icons for a Tabletop Simulator game

Projects

Bond: Wish of the Forest | Art Lead, 3D Artist
Santa Cruz | September 2020 – Present

• Worked with the concept artist to create 3D models of creatures, characters and a forest environment using Blender and Adobe Photoshop
• Used GitHub and Unity to directly implement assets
• Worked with programmers to refine procedural generation system to output more natural looking environment

Magic Trick | Lead 3D Prop Artist, Environment Artist
Santa Cruz | December 2019 – May 2021

• 3D modeled and textured environmental buildings and props using Blender
• Worked with designers to make props that work with gameplay
• Featured in the Radical Justice and Equality Bundle on Itch.io;
has 5k+ downloads

Glitch Escape | 3D Character Artist, Concept Artist
Santa Cruz | December 2019 – June 2020

• Designed, modeled, and textured characters using Blender and
Substance Painter
• Collaborated with the Creative Director and Writer to create 2D concepts and storyboards for the narrative

Spellcasters | 3D Character Artist, 3D Prop Artist
Santa Cruz | June 2020 – December 2020

• Worked with the Master’s program in Serious Games to make an educational VR game for stroke patients
• Designed, modeled, and textured characters and props using Blender and Substance Painter

Software

MayaUnity
BlenderGithub
Substance PainterAdobe Photoshop

Skills

Texture PaintingHigh and Low-poly modeling
UV LayoutRetopology

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz | September 2017 – June 2021
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media

• Dean's Honor List