I’m Jen Dutton, an experienced artist from the Chicago area. I’m currently happily employed, but I'm always interested in fresh, exciting career opportunities.
Love for video games in my childhood crafted my passion for creating games as an adult. I find it personally fulfilling and exciting to create art for people all over the world to interact with, immerse themselves in, and to enjoy. Currently I work at SG Interactive (a Scientific Games company), where I create art and animations for high-end web and mobile slot games for the European market. I have a natural penchant for leadership, while also being able to handle others' direction and constructive criticism. I work collaboratively with game engineers, I take an active role in training new artists in my studio, and I periodically present art tutorials/demos for my coworkers. I absolutely love being surrounded by so many other talented artists that I can laugh and learn with. Besides the fun and educational environment, my favorite part of making art for games is the puzzle-solving: how to tailor my art to best fit the game designer's needs, the engineer's needs, and also make the best-looking game possible. Being a part of the creation of video games really is as fun as I had imagined it, and I plan to be a part of it for years to come.
(Note: This portfolio contains both my personal and professional artwork.)