Donny Meloche

Donny Meloche,


Digital Artist & Designer

Collaborative Leader

All Things Pop Culture




I am a dedicated and highly motivated art leader with six years of experience working on the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game and its Liveops art schedule, with expertise in fashion-based character rigs and team mentorship. In my work I am a collaborative leader with goal-oriented thinking, have an interest in innovation, and am committed to promote diversity and representation in games.

Experience

Lead Artist, Glu Mobile (2015–present)


  • Senior Artist (2018–2020), 2D Artist (2015–2018)
  • Lead, supervise, and motivate the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood art team to maintain its Liveops art schedule; regularly managing and delegating tasks through JIRA; while reviewing, critiquing, and approving all artwork
  • Establish aesthetic tones and art direction for each new game binary
  • Digitally draw, export, and test fashion-focused art assets, while upholding studio style-guides and processes
  • Find innovative opportunities to streamline art pipelines, maximize productivity, and optimize rig potentials
  • Drive the development of artistic and professional skill-sets through individualized performance management and goal setting
  • Lead initiatives to expand upon character diversity and representation
  • Collaborate with content designers to introduce impactful game features, with a holistic approach to better harmonize artwork to narrative stories

Freelance, PEG Management (2016–2020)


  • PEG Management logo animation and formatting (2019–2020)
  • Merchandise design and illustration; Trixie & Katya tote bag design (2019); Divina De Campo enamel pins (2019); Manila Luzon Playing Cards (2018); Violet Chachki Paper Doll Book (2016)
  • Sickening Adventures book cover illustrations and typesetting; “Manila Luzon and the Ruby Pearl” (2018); “Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey” (2017); “Sharon Needles and the Curse of the Devil’s Deck” (2016)

Aveda Canada (2011–2015)


  • Retail Manager

Education

OCAD University (2010–2014)
Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design, Graduate with Distinction

University of Windsor (2009–2010)


Certifications

Udemy (2020)


  • Unconscious Bias: Fuel Diversity and Become a Better You, Gail Miller
  • Foster Psychological Safety & Belonging on Teams, Shelley Osborne
  • Ally Up: Using Allyship to Advance Diversity & Inclusion, Victoria Mattingly

Glu Mobile (2020)


  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace, EVERFI2020
  • Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training, Kevin Mitnick
  • Manager Effectiveness 4-Week Training Program: “Manager Essentials; Recognition & Appreciation; Giving & Receiving Feedback”, Stephanie Lyman

Skills & Software

  • Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects; Procreate