Whitney Lanier
Whitney Lanier
Modeler & Lead Lighting Artist at Primal Screen
Atlanta, United States of America

Summary

Hi! My name is Whit,
I am an artist that specializes in character and prop modeling and look development, but with a background in illustration. My greatest passion is playing a part in bringing designs and characters to life for the world to enjoy!

Skills

Character ModelingIllustrationConcept DesignConcept ArtLightingCharacter Design3D ModelingPBR TexturingTexture BakingRenderingPhysically Based RenderingShadingRetopologyUV MappingLow-poly Modeling

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
ZBrush
ZBrush
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
V-Ray
V-Ray
Maya
Maya
Shotgun
Shotgun

Productions

  • Title
    • Movie
      Unannounced Project
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Character & Prop Artist, Character Lighting
    • Company
      Primal Screen
  • Elfpets
    • Movie
      Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Character & Prop Artist
    • Company
      Primal Screen
  • Elf
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Elf on the Shelf: Scout Elves Don't Rest
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Modeler, Lighter, Render Management
    • Company
      Primal Screen

Experience

  • Modeler & Lead Lighting Artist at Primal Screen
    Atlanta, United States of America
    August 2019 - Present

  • CG Concept Artist at CCA&B LLC
    Atlanta, United States of America
    April 2019 - July 2019

    Look development and modeling for an unannounced project

  • Character & Prop Modeler at Primal Screen
    Atlanta, United States of America
    June 2018 - March 2019

    Look development, modeling, and texturing of characters and props.

    Once my pre-production roles were complete, I transitioned into character lighting and output for final renders.

  • CG Concept Artist at CCA & B LLC
    Atlanta, United States of America
    March 2018 - May 2018

    A short contracted position developing characters and props for an unannounced project.

  • 3D Modeler at Primal Screen
    Atlanta, United States of America
    June 2017 - March 2018

    Here I worked on character and prop models for the children's holiday special: "Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernard's Save Christmas." I was given an opportunity to contribute to look development, as well as work with final lighting and renders.

  • Concept Artist & Character Modeling Intern at cW Studios LLC
    Atlanta, United States of America
    July 2016 - September 2016

    Here I worked on character model sheets as well as character modeling for the studio

  • Assistant/Intern at Paperfinch Design
    Atlanta, United States of America
    October 2015 - November 2015

    Helped manage online store, edited designs in Illustrator, and posted them for sale.

  • Illustrator at Russ Lanier
    Statesboro, United States of America
    January 2010 - January 2011

    Created designs and illustrations for a childrens' book by Russ Lanier (no relation)