Billy Yong

Character Designer. Visual Development Artist.

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Hi, I'm Billy!

I am a Character Designer / Illustrator who's worked on animated TV shows, game intro sequences and illustrated novels. If you'd like to hire me for illustrations or character designs, or just to say hello, feel free to drop me an email at: message.billy@gmail.com

For literary work, kindly reach out to my agent, Justin Rucker, at: Justin@shannonassociates.com

Awards

Featured artist, Character Design References

Experience

Illustrator / Animator at MoneySmart

Feb 2018 – Present Singapore

Illustrating and animating for MoneySmart Singapore’s infographic blogs and marketing department adverts.

Train Station Manager at SBSTransit Downtown Line

Sep 2016 – Nov 2017 Singapore

Running the operations of a train station while studying online. Responsible for cash flow within the station, crew morale, emergency command and control in event of train system failures, or passenger emergencies.

Visual Development Artist / Storyboard Artist at Freelance

Sep 2015 – Present Singapore

Creating art for clients ranging from illustrating a pitch for a young adult’s illustrated novel, to storyboarding and editing the intro cinematic sequence for an award winning indie game (Masquerada: Songs and Shadows)

Storyboard/ Concept Artist at Omens Studios

Feb 2014 – Sept 2015 Singapore

Created entertaining storyboards and designs for two pre-school animated series “Counting with Paula” and “Leo the Wildlife Ranger”. My work involved creating and approving animatics and designing episodic assets including characters, assets and environments. Extra duties included voice acting for recurring characters (Capt. Redbeard / Totem Head / Uncle Sphinx) in the Paula series.

Layout Apprentice (6 mth Jedi Masters Program) at Industrial Light and Magic Singapore

Apr 2013 – Oct 2013 Singapore

Trained and worked on shot-based tasks in the following areas: Photomodeling; 2D camera tracking and 3D camera matchmoving and match animation; Layout for feature film animation, including scene assembly and creative camera animation; Linux; and entry-level Python scripting.

Layout artist / Animator at Tiny Island Productions

Nov 2011 – Dec 2012 Singapore

Translated 2D storyboards into 3D animatics. Tasks included scene assembly and creative freedom on scene shots. Produced key character animation on several shots upon completion of layout duties on the season finale.

Education

Visual development at Concept Design Academy

Jun 2016 – Aug 2016 Pasadena, CA

An amazing experience learning from some of the best in the industry, along with exceptional artists as peers. I studied under artists such as Patrick Ballesteros, Assaf Horowitz, Cecil Kim and Gabriel Yeganyan. Subjects included VisComm, Environment Design, VisDev for Animation and Children’s Book Illustration.

Fundamentals and Design at Schoolism (Self Taught)

Sep 2015 – Present Online

Learning painting and improving artistic abilities through online courses taught by masters of the industry.

WSQ Advanced Certificate (Animation) at CG Protégé Animation School

Nov 2010 – Apr 2011 Singapore

Studied and practiced CG animation, with a focus on production quality in body mechanics and acting; storyboarding.

BA (Hons), Media Arts (Animation) at LASALLE College of the Arts

Aug 2006 – Jun 2010 Singapore

Studied and practiced concepts of animation with supporting studies from film genres and academic philosophy.

Clients

Witching Hour Studios, Omens Studios, Tiny Island Productions

Skills

Character DesignIllustrationVisual DevelopmentStoryboarding