Darragh Dempsey
Darragh Dempsey
Texture / Look Dev Artist at Scanline VFX
Dublin, Ireland

I consider myself an interdisciplinary artist working in a wide range of different mediums such as; ‘computer graphics’, ‘virtual reality', ‘painting’ and ‘photography’. Originally, I began my art career as an oil painter having studied at the National College of Art and Design. At NCAD I completed my BFA and MFA in Fine Art Painting and Fine Art Media respectively and during my time there I spent years learning the fundamentals and studying visual culture. After completing my Masters, I moved away to Toronto Canada for a year and on my return, I studied Animation and Visual Effects at BCFE before being offered a job in the industry.
Over the past three years, I have worked in the Animation and virtual reality industries working as an Environment Artist and Texture/Look Development artist and in my spare time, I have been creating photo-realistic VFX assets and using these to create visual stories. I have won numerous awards for painting and set design and very recently I exhibited my first ever 3d render at the 191st Annual Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin.

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Media
BA (HONS) Degree in Fine Art Paint
Level 5 Certificate in Art Foundation

AWARDS

2017 and 2016 Thomas Dammann Junior memorial Trust award.
https://www.thomasdammanntrust.ie/

2015 The Don Nicollo d'ardia Caracciolo award.
http://www.rhagallery.ie/visit/185th-annual-exhibition-prize-winners/

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

Fresh Irish Painters: 10 under 30, RTE.IE/CULTURE.
https://www.rte.ie/culture/2016/1221/840580-irish-painters-ten-under-30-to-watch/

What Lies Beneath: The Mind's eye by Darragh Dempsey.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/what-lies-beneath-the-minds-eye-by-darragh-dempsey-35955412.html

Fine art graduates fuse forces and flex their muscles.
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/visual-art/fine-art-graduates-fuse-forces-and-flex-their-mussels-1.3122322

Skills

Texturing3D ModelingLightingRenderingDigital PaintingpaintingShading

Software proficiency

Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Designer
Substance 3D Designer
Maya
Maya
Arnold
Arnold
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Metashape
Metashape
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
V-Ray
V-Ray
Unity
Unity
Tilt Brush
Tilt Brush
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine

Productions

  • 576px black photo
    • TV Production
      Unannounced Title
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Texture Artist
    • Company
      Brown Bag Films
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    • TV Production
      Get Rolling With Otis
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Texture Artist
    • Company
      Brown Bag Films

Experience

  • Texture/ LookDev Artist at Scanline VFX
    London
    January 2022 - Present

  • Texture / Look Dev Artist at VRAI
    Dublin, Ireland
    January 2021 - Present

    Virtual/Augmented Reality company based in Temple Bar Dublin City

  • Texture Artist at Brown Bag Films
    Dublin, Ireland
    July 2020 - December 2020

    Animation Studio based in Smithfield in Dublin City

  • Environment/Texture Artist at VRAI
    Dublin, Ireland
    September 2019 - July 2020

    Virtual Reality company based in Temple Bar Dublin City