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Billy Yong

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Character Designer. Visual Development Artist.

Biography

Hi, I'm Billy!
I am a Character designer and visual development artist.

Represented by Shannon Associates.
Say hi to me via : message.billy@gmail.com

Elsewhere
Awards
2015 Featured artist , Character Design References
Experience

Train Station Manager

SBSTransit Downtown Line

Singapore · Sep 2016 – Nov 2017

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

Freelance

Singapore · Sep 2015 – Present

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

Omens Studios

Singapore · Feb 2014 – Sept 2015

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)

Industrial Light and Magic Singapore

Singapore · Apr 2013 – Oct 2013

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

Tiny Island Productions

Singapore · Nov 2011 – Dec 2012

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.

Content Illustrator / Animator

MoneySmart

Singapore · Feb 2018 – Present

Providing content illustrations through compelling visuals. Other than illustrating, am required to do short animations with created visuals for readers.

Education

Visual development

Concept Design Academy

Pasadena, CA · Jun 2016 – Aug 2016

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

Schoolism (Self Taught)

Online · Sep 2015 – Present

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

WSQ Advanced Certificate (Animation)

CG Protégé Animation School

Singapore · Nov 2010 – Apr 2011

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

BA (Hons), Media Arts (Animation)

LASALLE College of the Arts

Singapore · Aug 2006 – Jun 2010

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 Design, Illustration, Visual Development, Storyboarding