My name is Maurice and I am an experienced Concept Designer/Illustrator currently based in beautiful West Coast British Columbia, Canada.
I studied Illustration with a Technical and Scientific major at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in 2009.
I was fortunate to land my internship at a video game company called Silicon Knights in 2008 and upon graduating I worked collaboratively with my classmates for an exhibition project at Ontario Science Centre where I was also honoured to have a solo exhibition.
In 2010, I worked at Visceral Games Montréal, a company owned by Electronic Arts, for one and a half years. I then did a bit of freelancing internationally for three years until in 2014 I decided to try my luck in Vancouver for film jobs and I was hired by Bron Studios, Bardel Entertainment and currently Mainframe (Rainmaker) Entertainment.
Ever since then I have been journeying as a Designer and Artist paving my career in the entertainment industry.
Born in 86 and grew up with a mixed exposure of East and West. Just like many others who were born in the 80s, I remember the 90s when I used to listen to music with cassettes, watched movies in VHS and played video games in that cathode ray tube TV. One of many things I felt grateful for during my college years was actually having been taught the old school way and that a group of us still had to go to a library to jot down notes from copies of Masters. The traditional method forced us in a good way to be more organised, patient and confident with our work.
When speaking of Art, I am always passionate about immersive illustrations; particularly the kind that stylise the norm and conventions. Seeing them like music and culture, I admire the transitional period during Renaissance and Art Nouveau; the Naturalists and Impressionists movements; the old school Illustrators from The Golden Era; and when Industrial Designers were more recognised of their artistic values in the 19th century.
I love the retrospective ideas of futurism originating in the past or arguably in the “present” moment depending on which era the Designers or Artists live in and projecting those imagination to realism; and consequently I still think we still live and progress by their values.
My journey as an Illustrator always tries to capture a moment of that fusion between technical artistry and aesthetic values of a painter in an entertaining way; and to continue to influence fellow Designers and Artists hopefully positively.
[ I am a Canadian Permanent Resident ]
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