Lucas Napper

  • The Bay Area

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I am a student of natural life and my fellow eccentric apes.


3d Artist at E.A. MAXIS

03/01/2009 – Present Emeryville, CA

3d artist: SimCity
• Modeled, textured, rigged, and animated residential, commercial and industrial buildings
• Created all in game foliage
• Graphic design for the majority of in game signage
• Concepted and prototyped new building sets
• Preproduction outsource lead

Associate Artist at E.A. Maxis

05/03/2008 – 03/01/2009 Emeryville, CA

Associate 3d artist: DarkSpore
• Modeled, textured, rigged and animated prop environment objects, character parts, armor and weapons
• Concepted and modeled the final boss masks for each level
• Production outsource liaison
• Pipeline Wiki documentation

Shop Tech 2 at REI

05/13/2005 – Present Berkeley, CA

Provide expert level repairs, advice, installation and maintenance on all aspects of bicycle, Snowboard, car rack, camping and general gear repair services.
I also teach professional bike maintenance courses.


Bachelor of Science at The Art Institues of California - San fransisco

01/01/2005 – 08/24/2008 San Francisco, CA

Major focus on traditional animation principals, Maya modeling and rigging. Minor focus on compositing and film studies.


Optimist Award, Rotary Club


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