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Kim Beaton
Kim Beaton
Multi-media Artist Sculptor and Designer for over 30 years.
Wellington, New Zealand

Summary

Multi-medium Artist. Sculptor. Designer.
Over 30 years experience.

Skills

ArtistDesignerClassical SculptureDigital SculptureCreating Large Scale Outdoor Public Sculptures

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Premiere
Premiere
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve

Productions

  • Hobbit poster 01
    • Movie
      The Hobbit
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Sculptor
    • Company
      Weta Workshop

Experience

  • Awarded Best 3 Dimensional Art at the 2003 Chesley Awards
    San Jose, California, United States of America
    August 2002 - September 2002

    "Public Live sculpting" a 1 ton Clay Dragon at the 6oth World Science Fiction Convention, in San Jose, California.

  • Sculptor at Hasbro Inc.
    Renton, WA, United States of America
    January 2003 - January 2004

    Produced several hundred small sculptures for three of the Company’s “Star Sisterz Game” lines. Always met specification requirements, time deadlines, and worked within individual $40k budget;

    Total project budget $3mil.

    Collaborated closely with Art Director Paul Hebron.

    Produced 51 sculptures for the Company’s Harry Potter line. It was critical the corporate intellectual property of the characters be preserved. Always met specification requirements, time deadlines, and worked within the $60k budget:

    Total project budget $7mil. Collaborated with Art Director Paul Hanchette.

  • Sculptor at Wizards of the Coast
    Seattle, WA., United States of America
    January 1997 - January 2001

    Solely in charge of creating all large-scale sculptures for Wizards of the Coast's US retail stores nationwide.

    Responsible for taking each designed sketch to completion.

    Including welding, sculpting, mold making, fiber-glassing, assembling, painting, and installation.

    Worked on several projects simultaneously, ranging in sizes from 4 to 26 feet tall.

    All time and budget deadlines were met as well as specification requirements.

    Budget ranges: $9k to $65k.

    Collaborated with Art Directors Chaz Elliott, Kim Francisco amongst others.