Francis-Xavier Martins
Francis-Xavier Martins
Principal Artist at Electric Square •▼• Character Artist
Brighton, United Kingdom

My name is Francis-Xavier Martins, I'm based in Brighton, England and I'm a character artist and 3d generalist.
I have experience in video game production, television and media. I am also a regular contributor to 3d World Magazine.
Some of my clients have included:
• The Cartoon Network
• Axis Animation
• The History Channel
• Studio AKA
• Marvel
• Channel 5
I'm currently a principal artist at Electric Square in Brighton.

Resume PDF

Skills

Character Modeling3D ModelingDigital SculptingCreature ModelingCharacter DesignTexturingRetopologyGame DevelopmentHigh-poly ModelingLow-poly ModelingUV MappingRigging

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
ZBrush
ZBrush
Photoshop
Photoshop
Mari
Mari
Unity
Unity
DDO
DDO
V-Ray
V-Ray
NDO
NDO
3ds Max
3ds Max
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Keyshot
Keyshot
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Arnold
Arnold
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xNormal
Knald
Knald
TopoGun
TopoGun
Substance Painter
Substance Painter

Experience

  • October 2017 - Present
    Lead Artist at Electric Square
    Brighton, United Kingdom

    I was in charge of the art team for the release of The Grand Tour Game. Making sure the art quality was consistent and up to scratch. I was also client facing making sure they were happy with how the tracks were being created.

    I'm currently working on another project.

  • January 2017 - Present
    Senior Character Artist at Cartoon Network
    London, United Kingdom

    Worked on the new Happo series. Revamped a lot of the old characters and helped create new ones.

    Also helped with Ben 10

  • January 2010 - Present
    Character Artist •▼• CG Generalist at Polyjunky
    Brighton, United Kingdom

  • December 2014 - August 2015
    Principal Character Artist at Absolutely Cuckoo
    London, United Kingdom

    Principal character artist for Wissper. Handled sculpting, retopology, UVs and textures in the London studio whilst liasing with the team in India.

  • October 2005 - November 2010
    Senior Artist at Zoe Mode (Kuju Entertainment)
    Brighton, United Kingdom

  • January 2001 - January 2004
    3d Artist at Climax
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Productions

  • 1
    • Video Game
      The Grand Tour Game
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Lead Artist
    • Company
      Electric Square
  • 1
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Manor, The Drawing
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Character Artist
    • Company
      Red Knuckles
  • 2
    • TV Production
      The Girl and the Cloud
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Character Artist
    • Company
      Red Knuckles/ Studio AKA
  • 2
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Dom.ru
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Character modeller
    • Company
      Red Knuckles
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Pip's Island
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Character modeller
    • Company
      Pip's Island. NYC
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    • TV Production
      Wissper
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Lead Character Artist
    • Company
      Absolutely Cuckoo/ Channel 5
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Vikings
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      3d artist and Mari Texture artist
    • Company
      Digicave/ History Channel
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      The Captain America Experience
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Mari Texture Painter
    • Company
      Digicave/ Marvel
  • Furby
    • Video Game
      Furby Boom
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Freelance 3d artist
    • Company
      Relentless Software
  • Omarbook
    • Book
      The Wire and Philosophy
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Character Artist
    • Company
      Open Court Publishing
  • Grease
    • Video Game
      Grease
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Character artist
    • Company
      Zoe Mode
  • Eyetoy play hero
    • Video Game
      EyeToy Play: Hero
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      Senior 3d Artist
    • Company
      Zoe Mode
  • Youre in the movies
    • Video Game
      You're In The Movies
    • Year
      2008
    • Role
      3d and VFX artist
    • Company
      Zoe Mode
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    • Video Game
      EyeToy: Play Astro Zoo
    • Year
      2007
    • Role
      Senior 3d Artist
    • Company
      Kuju
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    • Video Game
      EyeToy: Play Sports
    • Year
      2006
    • Role
      3d Artist
    • Company
      Kuju
  • Sudeki
    • Video Game
      Sudeki
    • Year
      2004
    • Role
      Character artist.
    • Company
      Climax