Gianna Remy is the player's mentor in Hell Yeah Burgers! VR game. Her personality is modeled after that of Gordon Ramsey (Master Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, etc.). She's a world-renowned chef and runs her own elite kitchen. The game is set in a start-up restaurant, where the player works towards completing orders that Gianna relays.
We worked on stylized designs to create a balance between stress and fun. Gianna is a hot-head and has red hair to match. With some research I discovered chefs wear white to signify status and cleanliness. In addition, white is easy to bleach if the uniform is stained. She has rolled-up sleeves, a cartilage piercing, and combat boots, since her role in the game is to "whip the character into shape".
Blend shapes were used to modify Gianna's expressions (paired with full-body animations). This allowed us to tweak her mouth movements in more complex combinations.