My name is Chris Kautz and I am an Australian commercial artist and designer living in Holland. I have experience in product design, graphic design, interior and display design, commercial illustration and 3D computer graphics. In Australia I worked for a dynamic design consultancy run by Industrial Designer Robert Pataki before starting my own business with Christopher Collins. In Holland I practiced commercial product design at Philips Coperate Design and advertising illustration together with a co-operative studio called the Freelanceteam. I now teach par-time 3DCG at the local college between freelance character work.
I have a passion for computer games. I can produce assets from start to finish, from the making of design sketches right through to functioning ingame assets. Staying current with development trends has led me to participate in specialist forums on the Internet, and I am a forum leader at CGTalk.com, an administrator on Game-Artist.net and the owner/ operator of Game-Artist.net Linkedin the networking web group. At linkedin the GAGroup has 1,634 members and we are growing all the time.
Some of the clients I have worked for directly or indirectly through agencies or production houses include:
Philips Lighting, Communications and Consumer products
VNU Tijdschriften B.V.
Radio 2 and 3 Holland
Amsterdam Police Corps
Rotterdam and Nijmegen City Councils
Province North Brabant