Erin Fusco

Producer / Creative Services San Francisco CA

Erin Fusco is a producer specializing in creative services, with over 10 years of experience in the entertainment and games industries.

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Specialties

project management cross-team communication vendor management art direction character design game assets illustration consumer products

Skills

project management scheduling / budgeting art team leadership outsource vendor management character design prop design environment design graphic design UI product concept art vendor management vendor hiring asset creation illustration storyboards style guides art direction 2D 3D marketing art sequential art comics layout merchandising package design/layout

Experience

Producer / Showrunner

FoxNext / Fogbank Entertainment

Producer and showrunner of TITANIC (inspired by the James Cameron film) and AGELESS on the shipped mobile interactive narrative app STORYSCAPE. Oversaw individual projects in their entirety from pre-production through final handoff to live-ops. Responsibilities include:
• Acting as the primary creative decision-maker of individual projects.
• Leading a team of creative contributors to meet project goals and deadlines.
• Collaborating with creative content, design, engineering, QA, and writing teams to ensure project needs are met.
• Assessing and determining schedules and budgets for creative assets across entirety of individual projects.
• Art direction of creative assets, providing daily feedback to both internal and external art vendors.
• Hiring, onboarding, and mentoring of new creative team members.
• Running daily stand-ups with core team members, regularly assessing risks.
• Regularly testing product for quality, logging/assigning bugs into JIRA.

Founder/Lead Designer

PinYatta!

Founder and primary designer of pop culture-inspired enamel pins and merchandise. Designs and produces all merchandise, including creation of vectorized design spec sheets, Pantone color selection, sample review, and overseas vendor management/feedback/quality control throughout production. Designs all packaging and branding efforts including logo/mascot design, backer cards. Runs social media platforms and drives engagement with community and fans.

Contract Artist/Designer/Illustrator

Various Clients

Contract-based art services including art direction, character design, concept art, logo design, marketing art, children’s book illustration, toy design, storyboard art, coloring, clean up, and web design for various clients:

• The Walt Disney Company, Consumer Products division
• NBC/Universal
• Endemol USA
• FremantleMedia
• Ellen Rakieten Entertainment
• Glu Mobile
• 3 Ball Productions/Central Park West
• Sonnentag Design
• Dude Studios
• TinyCo
• Westmore Productions
• The LA Avengers
• 48 Interactive
• Junior Group
• 5th Street Games

Lead Artist

IGT

Art direction & offsite vendor management for internationally-distributed original IP slot machine games. Oversees game production from concept to finish, including creation of style guides, animation, graphic design, UI layout, in-engine implementation, scheduling, and marketing art. Assists leadership team in establishing best practices for art team.

Art Director

Linekong Entertainment Technology

Overseeing art direction and vendor management for unannounced experimental game title.

Lead Artist

Apportable

Designing and executing art for marketing purposes, working collaboratively with company leaders, business development and marketing teams to showcase features of SpriteBuilder and Apportable platforms. Provides art direction for internal game demos and art team members, including gameplay design, character/prop/background assets, icons, UI logos, marketing and promotional product art.

Lead Artist

Pocket Gems

Concept and design of assets for popular mobile games, both on iOS and Android platforms. Acted as lead artist for the hit game Animal Voyage: Island Adventure on iOS and Android.

Managed multiple international 2D and 3D art teams and offsite domestic artists daily, providing feedback, scheduling, budgets, hiring, and invoice filing. Art directed in-game features and assets, overseeing overall art pipeline scheduling and execution from concept to final deliverable.

Senior Artist

Tagged

Assists in-house games team with art needs, including asset development and execution for games for a successful global social network.

Lead Artist

Sugar Publishing

Responsible for:

• 2D social game concept art, asset design, prop design and animation
• Art directing two outsource artists and in-house art team in development and creation of game assets
• Choosing and implementing specific real products from top global retailers including Gap, Juicy Couture, Diane von Furstenberg and others
• In-house asset quality assurance
• UI design
• General game quality assurance testing
• Editorial caricatures

Artist

VPI.Net

Responsible for creating character designs, prop designs, background designs, animation, and logos for major clients including the National Ad Council, Cartoon Network, Spin Masters Toys, and Tim Conway.

Awards

2014

Grand Prize, Stanford Cardinal Game Jam (Worked in a team of 5 to create a mobile game in twenty-seven hours.) [link]