Nikie Monteleone is a Senior Surfacing Artist at HouseSpecial (formally Laika/house) that is obsessed with all types of textures and surfaces. She studied prints, patterns & fabrics at the Maryland Institute College of Art and then on to animation at NYC's School of Visual Arts. PDX has been home to her and her fiancé for almost 4 years. They are owned by one crazy Boston Terrier who also shares Nikie's love for any and all kinds of cheese.
Clients she has worked with: Nike Sportswear, Fox Sports, M&Ms, Nickelodeon, Nike Basketball, Michael Jordan Brand, International Delight Coffee Creamer, Boom Beach for Super Cell, Major League Gaming, ESPN Play, Planters Peanuts, Honey Nut Cheerios, Mastercard, Pink Martini, Cedar Fair Theme Parks, Frosted Mini-Wheats
Software of choice: Maya, Arnold, Substance Painter, Mari, ZBrush, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, UV layout
Familiar with: Nuke, Mental Ray
Her favorite quotes to live by:
The only way to do great work is to love what you do - Steve Jobs
We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies. - Walt Disney
If the actors give the characters their voice, then it is we, the animators who give them their soul- Blue Sky Studios