Concept Artist

Comic – Echoroad

Environments and Objects

Ink Work

Oil Paintings – Props

Character Design

Creature Design

Resume and Contact

Leslie C. Minnis
303-564-7247
leslieminnis@aol.com
-high resolution images available upon request


Professional Experience


Warren Tusk, Pittsburgh, PA

2012-2013
Freelance Illustrator
The New Tarot
Illustrated full 78-card tarot deck, including cover and borders.

CCPGames, Atlanta, GA
2008 – 2011
Concept Artist and Costume Designer
World of Darkness-Eve Online (PC MMOs)
Developed modern characters, costumes, and created turnarounds for 3D models.
Worked with fashion team to create virtual runway show for Zombie Boy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/fashion/for-fashion-week-designers-start-to-see-in-3-d.html?_r=0

Andenken Gallery
2008
Oil Painting and Installations
A solo fine art show depicting five oil paintings drawn from handmade sets and costumes, as well as installations of the handmade crafts.

http://denverarts.org/local_exhibits/leslie_minnis_at_andenken

Fence Books
2007
Illustrator
Bad Bad (Book)
Designed cover of book of poems, along with an interior drawing.

http://books.google.com/books/about/Bad_bad.html?id=HV6xAAAAIAAJ

Sony Entertainment, Denver, CO
2006-2007
Concept Artist
Legends of Norrath (Trading Cards)
Illustrated 30 trading cards later produced for print.

Hidden Kingdom, CA
2006
Freelance Illustrator
Angel Trading Cards (Trading Cards)
Illustrated four trading cards later produced for print.

Net Devil Games, Louisville, CO
2004 – 2005
Concept Artist
Auto Assault (PC MMO)
Worked with Game Designers to develop characters, creatures, environments, vehicles, and architecture, as well as completed any turnarounds or textures that were needed.
Finally contributed to marketing images, such as posters, and storyboards for the trailer.

Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA
2004
Freelance Concept Artist & Illustrator
Dungeons & Dragons (Monster Manual)
Drew five creatures from provided descriptions.

Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA
2004
Freelance Concept Artist & Illustrator
Star Wars: Ultimate Adversaries (Book)
Drew five creatures from provided descriptions.

New Riders Publishing / Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA
2004
Freelance Illustrator
Creating Emotion in Games (Book)
One illustration shown in an introduction to a chapter “Interesting Techniques”, and the second printed in the Glossary. http://books.google.com/books?id=gC7oAV_ZTSkC&pg=PA509&lpg=PA509&dq=creating+emotion+in+games+leslie+minnis&source=bl&ots=gypr0RV-sP&sig=vmg0DAOlAyfKupqGhd-qJXbtSXg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vyz3ULzvAajy0wHYloEQ&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=creating%20emotion%20in%20games%20leslie%20minnis&f=false

Massive Black, San Francisco, CA
2004
Freelance Concept Illustrator
Assisted in concept of a character and her costume.

Hyper nova Games, Aurora, CO
2001-2003
Lead Concept Artist
Moons of Arksyra (Role Playing Game)
Helped in developing the general aesthetic of the game, including characters, creatures, environments, weapons, and architecture, as well as completed numerous turnarounds.

Education

The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO
2003
B.S. in Multimedia Arts & Animation
Awarded “Outstanding Achievement” of class of 2003

2 responses

  1. Rachel

    Leslie,
    You are amazing! You need to come talk to the students I work with. I work at and Art and Design School in Santa Fe NM. I always rmember your incredible and amazing art and ideas, you were always such an inspiration! Hope you are well!
    Rachel (King) Gantt

    February 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm

  2. This is Rajas P. owner of Brahma Playing cards which manufactures high quality card games, playing cards, tarot cards etc. I am frequent at kickstarter and we have completed few projects on kickstarter. We would like to give you a free no obligation quote on manufacturing The New Tarot .

    Kindly let us know how we can Mr. Warran Rusk reach directly.

    Best,
    Rajas P.
    Owner,
    http://www.brahmaplayingcards.com

    June 3, 2012 at 6:55 am

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