I’m Jen Dutton, an experienced artist from the Chicago area. I’m currently open to and interested in fresh, exciting new 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. Until very recently, I worked at SG Interactive (a Scientific Games company), where I created 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 worked collaboratively with game engineers, I took an active role in training new artists in my studio, and I periodically presented art tutorials/demos for my coworkers. I absolutely loved 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.)