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Laura Dávila, formerly known as Laura Zimmermann, is an artist who worked on the art development for BioShock and the Challenge Rooms, and on asset modeling for BioShock Infinite, as well as for Burial at Sea.

CareerEdit

Laura Zimmermann studied illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, she was hired by EA Tiburon and worked as texture for NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup (2004), NASCAR 06: Total Team Control (2005), as an environment artist for Superman Returns (2006), along Chad King and as a track artist for NASCAR 08 (2007).[1] In 2006, after leaving EA, she was hired by Irrational Games to work on additional concept art, as a Modeler, on additional UI support and PS3 system downloadable content art for BioShock. Zimmermann provided many in game models for BioShock, such as: the Jasmine Jolene striptease poster, the Plasmids neon sign, the Central Square Bistro, the Little Sister's Orphanage and the Fontaine Fisheries marquees, and the decorative cage that houses the Little Sister in the Challenge Rooms. For BioShock Infinite and Burial at Sea, Zimmermann provided both concepts and models, including: the Battleship Bay boardwalk, the study of Songbird's body (inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man), decor in the Boxer Rebellion exhibit of the Hall of Heroes, the cutouts and marquees for the games at the Fairgrounds, the Possession poster, the Downtown Emporia directory, the ornamental lighting sconce and the standard Bathysphere.[2][3] Zimmermann worked for Irrational Games for 7 years, until its closing in early 2014 and was in May of the same year hired as the Senior Environment Artist for Certain Affinity and worked on Halo: The Master Chief Collection as an environment artist. She was later promoted to Lead Environment Artist, a title which she currently holds and worked on Doom (2016), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (2016) and Prey (2017), for which she managed a group of environment artists and she also created various models for the projects.[1][4]

Personal LifeEdit

Laura Zimmermann got married on the 29th of October, 2016 to Alán Dávila and took the name Laura Dávila.[5][6]

Game CreditsEdit

BioShock seriesEdit

Year Game Company Credited as/for
2007 BioShock 2K Boston / 2K Australia Additional Concept Art, Modeler, Additional UI Support
2008 Challenge Rooms 2K Boston / 2K Australia PS3 system Downloadable Content Art
2013 BioShock Infinite Irrational Games Asset Modeling - Artist
2013 Burial at Sea - Episode 1 Irrational Games Asset Modeling - Artist
2014 Burial at Sea - Episode 2 Irrational Games Asset Modeling - Artist

OtherEdit

Year Game Company Credited as/for
2004 NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup EA Tiburon Texture Artist
2005 NASCAR 06: Total Team Control EA Tiburon Texture Artist
2006 Superman Returns EA Tiburon Environment Artist
2007 NASCAR 08 EA Tiburon Track Artist
2014 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Certain Affinity Senior Environment Artist
2016 Doom Certain Affinity Lead Environment Artist
2016 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Certain Affinity Lead Environment Artist
2017 Prey Certain Affinity Lead Environment Artist

GalleryEdit

BioShockEdit

BioShock InfiniteEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Laura Zimmermann left a reference to herself in both the Challenge Rooms and BioShock Infinite, in the form of Zimmermann Chardonnay.
  • Laura Zimmermann's message in the credits of BioShock Infinite is: "Roses are red/Violets are blue/I made a game, Scotty!/And I did it all for you."[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Laura Zimmermann-Dávila on LinkedIn
  2. Laura Zimmermann-Dávila's ArtStation
  3. Concepts by Laura Zimmermann on VK
  4. Laura Zimmermann on MobyGames
  5. Laura & Alán on Zola
  6. Laura Dávila's Twitter
  7. BioShock Infinite Credits