May 2018 – Present
Claire Hummel is an artist working at Valve.
Hummel attended Rhode Island School of Design where she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, she provided concept art and print advertisements for Asheron's Call and The Lord of the Rings Online at Turbine, Inc. In 2012, she provided character concepts and visual development for BioShock Infinite at Irrational Games. In 2013, she taught character design as Adjunct Professor at DigiPen Institute of Technology. From 2012 to 2014, she provided production design and visual development work at Microsoft Studios. From 2014 to 2016, she provided production design for the VR game Westworld Awakening at HBO Digital Products. From 2016 to 2018, she was art director for In the Valley of Gods at Campo Santo. Following the acquisition of Campo Santo by Valve in April 2018, she joined the team in May 2018, followed by Campo Santo coworker Olly Moss in August. There she contributed to Half-Life: Alyx. She uses the nickname "Shoomlah" on her various social network accounts.
For Half-Life: Alyx, Hummel created sketches for the game's promotional art, the Dog sketches found at Alyx's Hideout and designed Gary's mural found at the Vortigaunt Hideout. She also contributed to the human graphic design dating from before the Combine invasion such as the billboards seen in the City 17 Metro, various murals, safety posters, labels on food and drink props, brands and companies, and the keycards found at Terminal Gardens.
- Half-Life: Alyx (2020)
Billboards, posters and murals
Museum of Natural History exhibit ad. Reuses an existing photo of the skull of the T. rex of the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, USA.
Safety poster displayed at the door of the basement filled with explosives in the Drainage Tunnels.
Grunge soda can. Its orange background actually reuses the grunge background from the Half-Life cover art.
Concept art and promotional artwork
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
"Vortigaunt the Painter", inspired by Bob Ross.
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