Daniel Schmelling

Daniel Schmelling - Designer Tick

Stahnsdorf, Germany

Professional Freelance Digital Artist/Designer for over 4 years, specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery.

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Hello, my name is Daniel, as you probably guessed and I am a freelance digital artist and designer dedicated to environmental, landscape and scenery art for different kinds of media such as video games, books and more. Very early on in my career, I had a kind of fascination with landscapes and the environment. There are so many different kinds of characters in landscapes, from the good natured, like vibrant with water flowing, the sun shining between tree crowns, to the darker elements, like thunderstorms, deep gorges and volcanic skies.

My approach to new projects is very explorative, abstract, rough and open minded. Usually my work-flow at the beginning of projects is putting down thumbnail ideas on the canvas in Photoshop. Once the ideas are nailed down, I refine and add the intricate details, always keeping the clients needs and feedback in mind.

If you are interested and would like to work with me or have any questions regarding my service or work, please feel free to send me a request.

I am based in Germany so my design skills can be offered in both german (native) and english (fluent).
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Nature
Photography

Awards

  • 3DTotal Excellence Award

Work experience

Freelance Artist and Digital Artist/Designer

Self-employed
January, 2014 – Present (about 5 years)

Creating Promotional Paintings, Graphic Design, Photo Editing/Optimization/Retouching, Book Covers, Photo Manipulation, Concept Art, Backgound Art

Background Artist

State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe
November, 2016 – December, 2016 (about 1 month)

Background Art for exhibition America after the Ice - Man and Megafauna in the New World.

Featured Artwork

2DArtist Magazine Issue 128
August, 2016 – August, 2016 (less than a minute)

Artwork featured "On The Edge" in 2DArtist Magazine Gallery.

Concept Artist/Skybox Artist

Special Circumstances Games
June, 2015 – January, 2017 (over 1 year)

Background Art, Skyboxes for Shallow Space Game.

Concept Artist

CaveBear Games
March, 2015 – September, 2016 (over 1 year)

Design, promitional paintings, concept art ingame content.

T.S. Orgel - der Blausteinkrieg Book Cover

Random House
January, 2015 – March, 2015 (about 2 months)

early concept art and scribbles fantasy novel.

The Art Of Daniel Schmelling Artbook

Self-employed
August, 2014 – May, 2016 (over 1 year)

Freelance Art / Design Project, Artbook Layout and Graphic Design

Graphic Design Print

Art Platz Berlin
April, 2014 – September, 2014 (5 months)

Graphic Design, Corporate Design, Digital Illustration

Daniel has 2 reviews

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Nicholas Authement

Fantastic freelancer. Absolutely a joy to collaborate with. Very driven to deliver a product that you are happy with. To give some background, I'm an indie fiction author. I'm about to self-publish my third book in a series and decided to up my cover art from the last book. I started looking around and found Daniel Schmelling. I've never used Reedsy before this. I saw his portfolio and loved th...

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Nicholas Authement, December 2018


Travis Bach

Daniel wow'ed me right out of the gate with his ability to quickly hone in on the cover art I wanted. He was great through out the whole process.

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Travis Bach, November 2018

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