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: Fox Sports, Nickelodeon, Nike, Michael Jordan Brand, International Delight, Boom Beach for Super Cell, M&Ms, Major League Gaming, ESPN Play, Planters, Honey Nut Cheerios, Mastercard, Pink Martini, Cedar Fair Theme Parks

Software of choice: Maya, Arnold, Mari, ZBrush, AFX, PSD, AI
Familiar with: Substance Painter, 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