Adrian Birkeland
Adrian Birkeland
Adrianbirkelandart@gmail.com
Steinkjer, Norway

About

Every project sets out to tell a story, This story is made up of a cast of characters, Locations, and objects that tell it.
The goal is to evoke emotions in the people experiencing it and make the story impactful and enjoyable.
Taking and developing these ideas: Adjusting them to fit the project and its target audience is my passion.

My skillset is founded in traditional drawing, Watercoloring, digital drawing, and painting in photoshop. 3D Pipeline in Maya, Sculpting in Zbrush (Texturing in Keyshot / Mari, Rendering in Arnold, Octane and Keyshot). Combining these tools I visualize stories and the characters and locations that play key roles in it!
My fascination for communicating ideas in projects lead me to write a thesis about it as a part of my university education: https://firestartermagazine.com/articles/29-thesis-by-adrian-birkeland

Skills

Concept ArtDigital PaintingEnvironment DesignMatte PaintingStoryboardingCharacter Design

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Maya
Maya
Arnold
Arnold
ZBrush
ZBrush
Keyshot
Keyshot
Octane Render
Octane Render
Mari
Mari

Experience

  • Teachers assistant at Nord University
    Steinkjer, Norway
    December 2018 - Present

  • Concept artist / Illustrator at Freelance
    Steinkjer, Norway
    June 2011 - Present

  • Student (Game arts - Exchange) at Plymouth College Of Art
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    September 2016 - February 2017

  • Teachers Assistant - Drawing at Nord University
    STEINKJER, Norway
    August 2016 - July 2017

  • Student (3D VFX) at Nord University
    STEINKJER, Norway
    August 2016 - June 2018

  • Design Teacher at Nord University
    Steinkjer, Norway
    October 2015 - June 2016

    I assist the University courses with my knowledge in Design, Photoshop, Drawing and painting.