Grady Frederick
Grady Frederick
Concept Artist and Illustrator
Montreal, Canada

About

I'm a concept artist and illustrator located in Montreal, working remotely as a freelance concept artist for a variety of clients in the animation, film and gaming industry.

I have extensive experience as an Illustrator designing tabletop game art, book covers, and promotional material.

I have also worked as a contract background artist for Mercury Filmworks for a few years starting in June 2014. There, I have worked on several shows including "Atomic Puppet", Disney's "The Lion Guard", "Hilda" and "Penn Zero: Part Time Hero".

Skills

Concept ArtConcept DesignEnvironment DesignIllustration3D ModelingCharacter DesignProp DesignBackground Painting

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Illustrator
Illustrator
Keyshot
Keyshot
Maya
Maya
Mudbox
Mudbox
Painter
Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop
SketchUp
SketchUp
3DCoat
3DCoat
Harmony
Harmony

Experience

  • Illustrator at Cirque Du Soleil
    Montreal, Canada
    March 2018 - March 2018

    Made a series of illustrations showcasing all aspects of the 45 degrees project representing the desired final result on stage

  • Concept Artist at Rooster Teeth
    Montreal, Canada
    December 2017 - January 2018

    Contributed as a Concept Artist for an undisclosed project as well as doing some matte painting for season 16 of Red vs. Blue

  • Concept Artist at Jumpship
    Montreal, Canada
    March 2017 - Present

    Concept Artist for production of "Somerville", an upcoming debut title by Jumpship, founded by Chris Olsen and co-founder of Playdead Dino Patti.

    Responsible for mostly environment and prop design, mood exploration and translating the strong narrative in a cinematic way visually.

  • Background Color Artist at Mercury Filmworks
    Ottawa, Canada
    June 2014 - November 2017

    Responsible for adding color, mood, atmosphere and lighting to layouts while being conscious of light direction from scene to scene and composition for several animated series.