Jesse Sandifer is a self-taught artist who started out his career creating architectural illustrations, but switched over when he found his true love in entertainment art. For the past nine years he had been a co-owner of Green Grass Studios, a full-service animation and visual-effects design studio. This year he launched his freelance career under the name of Chickwalker, in which he focuses on creating high-end cg characters and concepts. Jesse has extensive experience in high-poly 3D sculpting, texturing, lighting and rendering for a wide variety of project types, including concept design, look development, production-ready assets, illustrations and 3D printing. He has long been producing monthly subscription-based character art tutorials and workshops at his website www.CGNuggets.com.
His clients include Blur Studio, Hasbro Toys, Fox, Warner Bros., Zynga, Autodesk, Shadows in Darkness, Mandalay Films, ReelFX, and the NBA Dallas Mavericks.
Jesse resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three young children. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his personal art, playing disc golf and Ultimate Frisbee, and making/eating ice cream.