Guillaume Poitel
Guillaume Poitel
2D/Comic Artist
Montpellier, France

About

Strong of 8 years of experience in animation, VFX and video games, Guillaume is a polyvalent 2D and 3D artist, with an affinity for visual storytelling and character design.


■ Biography ■

After graduating from ESMA Montpellier and co-directing the award-winning 3D animation short "MYTHO LOGIQUE" in 2010, Guillaume started working as a 3D artist & animator in the advertising and animation industry, most notably for THE MILL (UK) and IN EFECTO (France).

Switching to video games in late 2014, Guillaume worked as a 2D artist for indie game studio KOBOJO (France). He then moved to Poland in September 2016 to join CD PROJEKT RED (Poland) as a 2D generalist artist on "Gwent" and "Thronebreaker", two games spin-off from the critically acclaimed "WITCHER" franchise.

Since October 2018, Guillaume is back in France and works as a 2D/UI Artist at UBISOFT on the highly-anticipated adventure game "Beyond Good and Evil 2", while also providing storyboards for "SuperFreaks" (a ComiXology Originals comic book, created by Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet and Margaux Saltel).

Apart from visual works, Guillaume is also a prolific multi-instrumentalist musician and songwriter, involved in several projects in the Montpellier area, in styles as varied as rock, electronica and pop.


■ Available for freelance work ■

▫ Comic book covers / interiors / storyboards
▫ Illustration
▫ Character design

Skills

Character DesignComic ArtSequential ArtStoryboardingIllustrationConcept ArtDigital PaintingBook Cover Illustration

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere
Audition
Audition
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Maya
Maya
Nuke
Nuke

Productions

  • Prod gwenttb2
    • Video Game
      Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      2D Generalist
    • Company
      CD Projekt Red
  • Prod gwent
    • Video Game
      Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      2D Generalist
    • Company
      CD Projekt Red
  • Prod mgg
    • Mobile Game
      Mutants: Genetic Gladiators
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      2D Artist
    • Company
      Kobojo
  • Prod mytho
    • Movie
      Mytho Logique
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Co-director & 2D-3D Artist
    • Company
      ESMA

Experience

  • 2D Generalist at CD Projekt Red
    Warsaw, Poland
    September 2016 - August 2018

    On the game "Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales"

    ■ 2D Map assets creation: enviro/props design and rendering ■ Character dialogue animation R&D (Adventure installment) ■ Vista matte painting ■ Voice acting (inkeeper)

    On the game "Gwent: The Witcher Card Game"

    ■ 3D Animation (Spectral whale card) ■ 2D Menu illustrations ("Starter pack", "Holiday pack", "Lunar New Year")

  • 2D Artist at Kobojo
    Paris, France
    January 2015 - September 2016

    On the game "Mutants: Genetic Gladiators"

    ■ Character concept, character animation, assets creation ■ 2016 splash screen illustration

    On the game "Primal Legends"

    ■ Additional character art

  • 3D Artist at In Efecto
    Montpellier, France
    November 2011 - April 2014

    Animation, 3D & VFX for commercials/billboard/print projects.

    Various tasks depending on the projects: Modeling, texturing / Rigging / Layout / Animation / Lighting, rendering / Compositing / Concept art / Digital painting

  • 3D Artist at The Mill
    London, United Kingdom
    October 2010 - October 2011

    Animation, 3D & VFX for commercials and game cinematics.

    Various tasks depending on the projects: Modeling / Rigging / Previz / Animation / Concept art

  • Co-director & 2D-3D Artist at ESMA
    Montpellier, France
    August 2009 - September 2010

    Co-director of 3D Animation short film "MYTHO LOGIQUE".

    My assignments:

    ■ All character designs ■ All Storyboards ■ Stereoscopic 3D layout ■ Character modeling and rigging (shared task) ■ Character fx (hair dynamics for all female characters) ■ Animation (shared task) [Breakdown available on Vimeo] ■ Lighting/rendering ■ Compositing (shared task) ■ Film and trailer editing.