Darshan Raja Rayan

About Me

Welcome to the html version of my website which I have created.

I'm currently building my portfoilo mainly of concept art for video games as well as book illustrator.

Employment Experience

Digital Project Team Team Leader Hao2.eu

In my current role, I work on creating 3D objects in Second Life. I create my own ideas and concepts art ideas for their projects and clients

Qualifications

2009

The University of the Arts London (Central St Martins)

Certificate in Character Design for Animation (Short Course)

Certificate of Achievement in Health and Safety Essentials

Cavendish College

Certificate in Maya

2008

University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham

BTEC Professional Award: Entrepreneurship and Creative Business Start Up

The University of the Arts London (Chelsea College of Art and Design)

Attendance Certificate in Life Drawing

Attendance Certificate in Perspective Drawing (Short Course)

2003-2006

Kingston University

BA Hons: Illustration and Animation

2002-2003

The London Institute ('The University of the Arts') Chelsea College of Art and Design

BTEC Diploma:Foundation Studies Art and Design

Commissioned Work

Illustration

2011 - Illustrations for The National Autistic Society used in an after diagnosis booklet

2010 - Illustration for The National Autistic Society used in a welcome booklet

2009 - Illustration for The National Autistic Society "Annual Review 2008/9"

2009 - Book cover design for Nineteenth century American Medical Missionaries in Jaffna, Ceylon with special reference to Samuel Fisk Green by T Arumugam. Published by MV Publications. ISBN: 978-0-646-52090-2

2008 - Drawings for the publication Occlusion and Articulation for the Royal College of Surgeons of England FGDP Implant course

2004 - 2010 - Created a variety of Christmas cards which were successful

2003 - Compilations of my drawings were used in an Internet Virtual Reality College demonstration programme

1996 - 2000 - Produced various illustrations for various Dental Magazine Publications such as Rila Publishing Ltd.

Graphic Design

Designed a Court of Arms (2006)

Other sources of art and design

2000-2008 - Several drawings used for various lectures on PowerPoint for diploma programmes at the Royal College of Surgeons' courses

2006 - Commissioned by Rila (a small publishing firm) to produce storyboards for a music video

EXHIBITIONS

2009 - Painting displayed at Pall Mall Galleria as part of a competition (I Exist) I achieved Highly Commended Award.

2008 - Paintings displayed at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as part of their Diversity Week

2008 - 2D Paintings and 3D object were displayed at Hoffmann Foundation for Autism (autism heroes theme)

2006 - Some of my degree show was displayed at the Coningsby Gallery

Skills

Design Software

Second Life and Imprudence (for Hao2.eu work), Painter X and Adobe CS5: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and After Effects

IT

Google Docs, Skype, Microsoft Word, Citrix (NAS in-house database), Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Internet (Facebook, Twittter, Flickr and Wordpress) and Email (Gmail, Microsoft Outlook and Hotmail). Mac OSX and PC user

Other Interests

3D model making using New Clay

Traveling - China, India, USA, Canada, Australia, Bali, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Europe

Football and Cricket (played in the nets at Lords)

Music (listening as well as creating with Apple Soundtrack and Apple GarageBand)

Well, that's it really.

I hope that you will enjoy the rest of the website.

Please contact me if you are interested in my work

I look forward to hearing from you