Connor Fischer
Connor Fischer
Illustrator & Concept Designer - open for work -
Toronto, Canada

Summary

I am an Illustrator and concept artist, currently working in the entertainment industry on theme park concept art and illustrations. My Interest in art began at a young age, inspired by my love for manga, comics, animation and games. At age 8, I vividly remember attempting to draw Shonen Jump issues from start to finish and create my own worlds.

​I went on to pursue art in high school, graduating with a certificate from the Visual Media Arts program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts. Following that, I entered the Independent Illustration program at Seneca College, graduating with Honours. Most recently I've been satisfying my desire to learn by taking independent courses from Talent Tree, CGMA and The Workshop Academy.

I am extremely passionate about art as a visual language and as a means for creative problem solving. My experience spans both 3D and 2D realms with a broad interest in whatever tool best serves the solution to the design problem.

My goal is always to reproduce the same joy and immersion I received from games, film and graphic novels growing up. I’m always trying to improve my storytelling and find new ways to visually communicate my ideas.

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Skills

Concept ArtConcept DesignEnvironment DesignIllustrationVisual DevelopmentWorld BuildingBook Cover IllustrationProp DesignCharacter Design3D ModelingGame DesignSketching

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Blender
Blender
3DCoat
3DCoat
Octane Render
Octane Render
Keyshot
Keyshot
SketchUp
SketchUp
Procreate
Procreate

Experience

  • Concept Artist & Illustrator at Mi Concept + Design
    Toronto , Canada
    July 2018 - Present

    -Worked remotely as well as in house with the team to create concept sketches, renders, illustrations and other artwork to help develop the look and feel of an unannounced project based on existing IPs

    -Responsible for meeting deadlines and revisions within crunch period

    -Provided 3D blockout for concepts based on floor plans

  • Digital Art Instructor at Winged Canvas
    Markham , Canada
    December 2019 - March 2020

    Taught classes and provided mentorships in Cartooning & Anime, Digital Art & Character & Game Design & Sketch Up.

  • Teaching Assistant at Seneca College
    Toronto, Canada
    June 2017 - January 2018

    -I oversaw extra life drawing sessions and helped fundamental students with their drawings in areas of proportion, structure as well as rendering

    -Provided specialized lectures regarding various areas of question from students

    -Offered extra insight into the application process as well as portfolio targeting for desired goals