About the Artist

Charlene Fleming is an illustrator and concept artist. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her childhood struggle with ear infections and diminished hearing ability may help to explain how she developed into a visual person. She spent her childhood drawing skeletons, swimming in the Russian River and reading books about distant places. Since professional explorer had stopped being a valid career generations prior to her birth, she decided she wanted to either solve murders or do scientific things involving plants when she grew up. Inevitably, however, she grew up to be an artist.

Charlene graduated San Jose State University’s Illustration/Animation program in 2008. Following graduation, she moved across the Bay to San Francisco for interesting buildings, rock shows, and employment in the gaming industry. She lives in an Edwardian house in the sunny part of town and enjoys drawing cityscapes.

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE

RockYou :: Artist :: April 2015 – Present
Created 2D assets for social games Godfather: Five Families, Dragons of Atlantis, and Kingdoms of Camelot—environments, buildings, characters, props, and color keys.

Kabam :: 2D Artist :: October 2010 – March 2015
Designed and painted assets for social games, Dragons of Atlantis and The Godfather: Five Families, primarily for environments. Designed, modeled and textured buildings for sci-fi mobile game Dark District, and created skybox paintings, environment concepts, and marketing illustrations. Also created concepts for several unreleased mobile games and mentored interns.

WonderHill :: Artist :: July 2010 – October 2010
Designed and built Flash assets for social games, Green Spot and Furry Farm. Painted game backgrounds.

WishB LLC. :: Concept Artist :: January 2009 - July 2010
Created concept art (characters, props, environments, costumes), modeled and textured 3D assets, and created style guides for online games for children. 

Electronic Arts :: Art Intern :: 2007 - 2008
Designed characters, props, environments, and storyboards for video games.

 

EDUCATION

San Jose State University, San Jose, California :: 2004 - 2008
B.F.A in Animation/Illustration; 2008
Member of Shrunkenheadman Organization; served as Vice President 2007 - 2008

ACME Animation :: 2006 - 2008
Intern Level. An organization designed to connect film and animation students with leading professionals.

Ohlone College, Fremont, California :: 2001 - 2004