Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
Story and Character Artist
Between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, United States of America

Summary

After a major detour in life I returned to my passion for animation, but I never strayed too far from my love of cartoons and storytelling. The "detour," where I wrote scripts for television and radio commercials allowed for me to direct a series of animated spots. Simultaneously I wrote a half dozen feature length scripts (one was optioned), authored nine books, and I'm currently taking on every roll from story and art to direction and editing as I create an animatic (digital story book) series based on my children's picture book, Lair of Forgotten Bears. My aim is to join a studio's Story team, doing my part to realize characters and worlds, which enrich the imaginations of children and take them on fantastic adventures.

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Skills

Storytellingstory3D Animation2D Animation3D ModelingCharacter DesignCharacter ModelingCharacter AnimationEnvironment ModelingEnvironment DesignHard Surface ModelingCartooningBook Cover IllustrationStoryboardingLevel DesignAnatomy

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Blender
Blender
Illustrator
Illustrator
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
ZBrush
ZBrush
Premiere
Premiere
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
3ds Max
3ds Max

Experience

  • Story, 3D Artist at Octosphere Studio
    Seattle, WA, United States of America
    January 2017 - Present

    Currently taking on every role in the process (from pre- to post-pro) to create the animatic cartoon series for children, “Lair of Forgotten Bears” (www.LairofForgottenBears.com), but it’s my mission to join a team driven by passion to create ground-breaking work with story and character.

  • Author, Illustrator at Rothco Press / Armadillo Books
    Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
    January 2005 - Present

    I’m the author of nine books and the illustrator for six of those.

  • Screenwriter at Self
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    September 2013 - June 2018

    I’ve written a half dozen scripts. One, my science fiction adventure., Next Rest Stop Earth was optioned in 2017, but never produced. In 2018 I directed my sci-fi short, Clickbait.

  • Creative Director at Advertising Agencies
    San Francisco, United States of America
    May 2005 - May 2016

    As the creative team lead I was responsible for writing television and radio scripts, directing commercials, crafting creative briefs, overseeing quality control, and most importantly — making sure my team was challenged and proud of the work we produced. Advertising had the fast-pace atmosphere I crave, allowing me to continuously learn from my team and problem solve on-the-fly.

  • INSTRUCTOR at Academy of Art University,
    San Francisco, United States of America
    April 2004 - November 2006

    I was honored to be asked to teach Introduction to Advertising and Senior Portfolio with a focus on concept at my alma mater. This ranks as one of my greatest accomplishments, not only because I was able to teach, but because my students inspired me and pushed my creativity every week.