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ROMEO GOTERA, JR.

1.650.784.1155  |  ROMEOGOTERA (AT) GMAIL (DOT) COM

SUMMARY

 

15 years of leadership and management experience gives me the strong ability to build, unify, and motivate teams. A solid art background with a deep understanding of design, layout, color, lighting, and composition allows me to create, convey, and direct visionary work. I perform at a high level, always rise to new challenges, and often go above and beyond what is asked for. I would like to use my skills and experience to help a company and/or team run at its full potential.

EXPERIENCE

 

Storm8 | Redwood City, CA

Oct 2013  - Present

Sr. Visual Designer

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In charge of app visual design, UI and UX. Create visual concepts using wireframes, animations, icons, and type.

Zynga Game Network, Inc. | San Francisco

Nov 2009 - Oct 2013

AWARDS: Zynga Rockstar Award for Excellence in Art, Multiple Zynga MVP Awards, Sharpshooter Award

Franchise Director of Art/UI/UX, Zynga Poker Mobile (6 Months)

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Direct a "mobile-first" style and experience for art, UI, and user experience.

Director of UI/UX, Unannounced Title (3 Months)

Conceptualize and design user interface, flow, and cross-platform game experience with “mobile” priority.

Art Director, PirateVille (15 Months)

Developed a game style that exceeds current standards while still appealing to a broad audience. Establish an art pipeline to achieve newly desired style. Manage and direct a team of 12 artists through pitching, design, and pre-production. Design user interface, flow, and game experience. Create in-game assets and UI elements as needed.

Art Director, FrontierVille and The Pioneer Trail (13 Months)

Built a team of 25 artists from scratch, personally defining roles and recruiting talent. Responsible for art style, scheduling, and budgeting. Was capable of keeping the team ahead of schedule under extremely tight deadlines. Worked closely with outsourcing to continuously deliver a large bulk of assets separate from our internal team. Created style guides and trained internal/external artists on how to properly achieve the style. Frontierville was acclaimed by critics as one of the best looking social games of 2010.

Art Director, PetVille (11 Months)

Managed and trained a team of 15 artists. Directed art style, feature content, and animation. Responsible for multiple content pushes every week, each containing 50-100+ assets. Worked closely with product and community managers to help drive revenue and ensure content aligned with customer interest.

Objectify, LLC | Foster City

Jul 2009 - Oct 2009

Artist + Consultant

Worked closely with owners, producers, and game developers to develop style, tone, and art direction for iPhone games/apps. Produced art including logos, UI, and 3D models.

Graphtech Graphics | Daly City, CA

Jan 1999 - Sep 2009

Lead Artist + Manager

 

Helped grow company from the ground up. Worked closely with multiple clients in marketing, branding, and design. Managed a team of designers, sales personnel, and production workers. Responsible for jobs with high-end clients such as Fox Sports, Comcast, Bank of America, and more.

SKILLS

 

I am well-versed in illustration, digital painting, photography, and graphic design, giving me a wide selection of tools to draw from. Clear and effective verbal and written skills help me communicate ideas, direct teams, and manage people on a personal level.

EDUCATION

 

BAS in Animation + Visual Effects

Ex’pression College for Digital Arts

Graduated with honors as Salutatorian and Outstanding Service and Peer Mentor Awards

REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST