Important Message: The CG Student Awards is now officially The Rookies.

To find out more about this exciting news please visit our new website.

Our blog has also moved to

Fan Zhang

USA,  San Francisco Academy of Art University,  Game Design, Visual Development for live action,  May 20, 2014
Hi! My name is Fan Zhang, a game design major student who graduated from Academy of Art University on May 2014. . I am focus on concept art, and I love to create things. No matter 2d , 3D or animation I will learn whatever I need to learn to make a good artwork.

During my academics at the Academy of Art University and China Central Academy of Fine Arts, I have gained the necessary confidence to deliver concept artwork and 3D models, on schedule and on brief during the game production process, and I am very comfortable to experiment with multiple iterations and group / self criticism of work to help produce the best results. I have also acquired proficiency in environments, characters, props, weapons and vehicle design, along with producing texture, and rigging.

I am a talented illustrator with skills in communicating ideas creatively and effectively, and am highly inventive with the ability to communicate creative concepts on a range of levels. Besides my creative ability, I have enjoyed success as a concept artist several game projects in Academy of Art University. As such, I have honed my problem-solving skills and have established a history of being able to salvage most any situation that might have gone off-course.

I put some of my school and personal works in the demo reel to be a part of this competition. Hope you like my work. Please feel free to give a comment or critique I will be really appreciated.

  • Concept Art
  • Design
  • Generalist (all)
  • Level Design
  • Matte Painting
  • Modeling
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Rigging
  • Texture Painting
  • 3D Coat
  • Keyshot Renderer
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
  • Photoshop
  • Unity 3D
  • Unreal 4
  • UV Layout
  • Zbrush
  • Student of the Year
  • 3316 Page Views
  • 11 Images
  • May 14, 2015
Works of my recent years.

People's Choice Awards

The CG Student Awards - People's Choice Award is open to all entrants. This prestigous category is voted by the general public, not the judging panel. It gives everyone a voice, and allows for an open discussion of all the amazing entries submitted to the Awards.

To vote, simply select the orange "Vote for entry" button above. You will be asked to add a score and a small comment. More information can be found on the Category and the Prize pages.

Voting has finished for the People's Choice Award. All scores and comments have been archived. Thanks for all your contributions.
Rebus Farm