Brenna Blackman
Brenna Blackman
Environment Artist
Winnipeg, Canada

Hello!
I'm a 3D Modelling and Texturing artist from Winnipeg, MB. (aka the middle of Canada) and currently the Texturing Lead and onboarding trainer at Tangent Animation.
Projects include the Netflix Original "Next Gen", the upcoming series "Maya and the Three" and a currently unannounced feature.
While my true passion is environment art for games, my animation experience has given me the opportunity to explore all areas of the field that interest me.
For Maya and the Three, an upcoming Netflix animated epic straight out of the mind of Jorge Gutierrez, I filled the role of Senior Character Artist where I was responsible for training and mentoring our character team, as well as developing our overall Texturing and Surfacing pipeline.
I work frequently with our TD's and dev team to tackle technical hurdles and build tools, in addition to supporting an awesome Surfacing team to deliver great assets.
Environments or Characters, Animation or Game Development- ultimately what matters to me is the art, the team and creating the best stories and results possible.

Skills

3D ModelingDigital SculptingEnvironment ModelingTexturing

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Substance 3D Designer
Substance 3D Designer
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
ZBrush
ZBrush
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Blender
Blender
Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator

Productions

  • Tangent
    • Movie
      TBA
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Texturing Lead, Trainer
    • Company
      Tangent Animation
  • Secret
    • TV Production
      Maya and the Three
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Senior Surfacing Artist and Trainer
    • Company
      Tangent Animation
  • Next gen
    • Movie
      Next Gen
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Surfacing Artist and Junior Lighting Artist
    • Company
      Tangent Animation

Experience

  • Texturing Lead at Tangent Animation
    Winnipeg, Canada
    October 2020 - Present

  • Senior Surfacing Artist at Tangent Animation
    Winnipeg, Canada
    June 2019 - October 2020

  • Surfacing Artist and Junior Lighting Artist at Tangent Animation
    Winnipeg, Canada
    August 2017 - June 2019

    3D Animation studio specializing in feature-length animated film. Most recently concluded production on the Netflix Original title "Next Gen".

  • Digital Media Designer at Univerisity of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Canada
    September 2016 - August 2017