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Meet Peter

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Hi, I’m a customer focused pixel geek with 20+ years of experience in computer software as an UI/UX Designer, Art Director, Art Lead, Outsource Manager and Production Artist. My goals are simple.  Make an impact wherever I can and build designs that people love. I have a proven track record of delivering high quality design and art work ranging from AAA games to business applications and love working on products that enhance people’s lives.  When I’m not at work, I’m most likely collaborating with others on a UI/UX side project or taking our Pug for a walk.  Cheers and thanks for stopping by.

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  • 20+ Years Software Experience
  • Software Credits:  Microsoft Encarta, Microsoft Flight Simulator 98, Combat Flight Simulator 1, Flight Simulator 2000, Combat Flight Simulator 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Train Simulator 2, Microsoft Surface, Citizen 12 PoopSweeper, Creativity On Tap Superzaic, Microsoft Flight, Microsoft Skype for Hololens,  K2 BlackPearl 4.7, K2 Five
  • BFA | Ohio University School of Visual Communications
  • UXD Certification | General Assembly Circuit Program
  • 2 Microsoft Gold Star Awards
  • 1 K2 Factor Award
  • 3 Fujifilm Achiever Awards

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  • Visual Design
  • Style Guiding
  • Design Systems
  • Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • User Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Animation
  • Outsource Management
  • 2d / 3d Art Production
  • People Management
  • Commercial Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Agile Software Development

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  • Sketch
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Balsamiq
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Maya
  • Unity 3D
  • WordPress
  • Jira
  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Office
  • Kolor Autopan Giga
  • Kolor Panatour Pro

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Pete is an artist who is committed to excellence. And he puts in the time to do it right. I appreciate that he’s constantly striving to learn new techniques and skills, always improving in his craft. He takes feedback well, and is a professional. He was always looking for ways to improve the art. I also want to mention his great ability to manage relationships with outsource vendors. He did a great job of balancing his responsibilities as an Art Lead and manage relationships with the vendors. I’d love to work with Pete again

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[av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’David Adams’ subtitle=’User Interface Visual & Interaction Designer, Microsoft ‘ link=” linktext=” av_uid=’av-9a79x7’]

Peter Zahn is one of the best Lead Artists that I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His years of experience shows through in his attention to detail and ability to zero in on what’s important about whatever subject he’s working on. It’s rare that you’ll find someone so good at keeping a team focused while also being personable and down-to-earth. Any project would benefit from Pete’s management and art direction.

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[av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Mike Cimprich’ subtitle=’Lead Software Engineer, Microsoft’ link=” linktext=” av_uid=’av-6s7lu3′]Pete is a fantastic artist to work with, he delivers very high quality art which also satisfies all the technical requirements. When working with new tools or processing he doesn’t focus on small annoyances, but evaluates the big picture & delivers meaningful constructive feedback. He also does a great job of prioritizing his requests appropriately, allowing requests from http://peterzahn.com/wordpress_tools/wp-admin/post.php?post=1195&action=edit#saveothers get more attention when needed but is not afraid of pushing for requests when they deserve a higher priority. Finally Pete has the sort of positive attitude & approach that makes him a pleasure to work with.

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[av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’James Osborne’ subtitle=’President & Founder at Citizen 12 Studio’ link=” linktext=” av_uid=’av-6awja3′]I collaborated with Peter on an indie game project where his artistic instincts really shined. As a non-artist I loosely articulated the art direction I had in mind for the title. Peter took that and crafted a coherent realization of the direction and went far beyond what I had hoped for. Everything came out great. He’s fun to work with and clearly cares about delivering the best possible product with the resources available

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[av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Shawn Firminger’ subtitle=’Executive Producer, Microsoft’ link=” linktext=” av_uid=’av-4pqa23′]I worked with Peter Zahn for many years and marveled as he grew and developed into a top 3d modeler and highly capable project art lead. He was initially hired as a 2D texture artist and rather quickly made the transition to become a skilled 3D artist. In fact, Peter became one of our top modelers and was always able to get things done on a tight deadline. He thrives under pressure. As Peter’s leadership skills emerged, it was only natural for him to become the project art lead. He helped set the creative visual for the product, identify asset requirements, and delivered on time and within budget. Peter also worked well with programmers to improve the production pipeline. Perhaps, Peter’s greatest strength is his ability to get things done on time while not compromising quality.

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[av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chris Banks’ subtitle=’Designer & Technical Illustrator, Wayworks Design’ link=” linktext=” av_uid=’av-2qh4dn’]I’ve known Pete as a colleague, and now friend, for ten years. He was my art lead on several projects that together spanned more than 7 years at Microsoft Game Studios. Pete is a great manager of people and projects. He’s supportive and diplomatic and can really get the best out of a team. He’s an excellent Photographer, 2D artist, 3D artist, and general expert and problem-solver in all things relating to art assets for complex software development projects. He’s conscientious, trustworthy, honest, hard working, and best of all he’s fun to work with. I’m happy to recommend Pete and I’d be very happy to work with him again any day!

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