Van Lawrence Ching
Van Lawrence Ching
Concept Designer | Illustrator
Toronto, Canada

About

I am a concept artist / designer with a special interest in world-building and IP creation. I am most interested in the ideas that makes a world tick, and how to package it into an IP. Growing up with classic Japanese RPGs, and animation, I am inspired by their whimsical designs, and fantastical stories.

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Skills

World BuildingVisual DevelopmentConcept DesignEnvironment DesignCharacter DesignCreature DesignProp DesignConcept ArtIllustrationMatte Painting

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Procreate
Procreate
Blender
Blender
SketchUp
SketchUp
Maya
Maya
Octane Render
Octane Render
ZBrush
ZBrush
Mudbox
Mudbox
Illustrator
Illustrator

Experience

  • 2D Environmental Artist at 13AM GAMES
    Toronto
    November 2019 - Present

    Design concepts and assist with asset development for Dawn of the Monsters

  • Intermediate Designer / Illustrator at MiConcept + Design
    Toronto, Canada
    November 2018 - November 2019

    Co-lead and assist with art direction for character, prop, and environment design for dark ride media based on Chinese and other world mythologies. Create Concept Designs and Illustrations for theme park and water park building projects.

  • Contracted Concept Artist at Secret Location
    Toronto, Canada
    April 2019 - April 2019

    Create concept art for the development of new VR projects.

  • Contracted Concept Artist at Secret Location
    Toronto, Canada
    September 2018 - September 2018

    Create concept art for a VR Experience pitch package.

  • Concept Artist - Freelance Contract at Mi Concept + Design
    Toronto, Canada
    June 2018 - August 2018

    Create concept sketches, renders, POV illustrations, and other artwork to develop the look and feel of theme park building projects based on movie IPs.

  • Various Design and Illustration Projects at Freelance
    Toronto, Canada
    September 2015 - Present

    ● Create artwork, designs, and assets for various client projects.

    ● Facilitate design decision-making and problem-solving through the Implementation of fast sketching and thumbnailing techniques.

    ● Coordinate and liaise with clients in order to properly execute their vision.

  • Graphic Designer at Zebra Publishing Inc.
    Toronto, Canada
    April 2013 - April 2014

    ● Executed all stages of calendar design production under tight deadlines, as part of the design team.