All my life I’ve had a strong passion for the creative arts, especially those centered around creating worlds or bringing ideas to life such as movies, video – games and comic books. To this day my passion remains and my prime motivation is still to produce high quality art with a like-minded team. I enjoy working alongside other artists and seeing them succeed. Mentoring and helping other artists develop is an aspect of my job I’ve enjoyed over the years.
I’m a well-rounded artist with a lot of proven experience in game art production. Including visual design and direction. I continue to push my skillset in both 2d and 3d art alongside staying apprised of new techniques and software emerging to continually improve my workflows. My strong technical knowledge related to game art compliments my knowledge of traditional art fundamentals. Continual personal development is something I believe in no matter how much I think I may know there’s always more to learn.
After being fortunate enough to work in the games industry since 2007 I now more than ever try to share any wisdom I’ve gained thus far with aspiring artists who wish to enter the industry today. This has led me down the path of going back to producing tutorials to share online and getting involved with the Grads in Games – Search for a Star event as an assessor and Judge in 2019, 2020, 2021.
Tutorial content and more will be available on my Artstation Store and Gumroad here:
I've started an Instagram account to capture my sketchwork and WIP's
As an Art Director at d3t and Coconut Lizard my main role is to maintain quality across all artwork produced for the many projects in development at the studios. Supporting and mentoring the internal art team and collaborating with clients to achieve the highest quality across all the projects.
During my time as an Associate Art Director at Firesprite I worked on an unreleased New IP prototype VR game developed in UE4.
During my time as a Lead Artist at Firesprite I worked on an unreleased IP based VR Title developed in UE4.
During my time at TT Games I worked on the Year 2 Lego Dimensions Packs which included Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and PowerPuff Girls. I also contributed to Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 , primarily artwork in the Hub area which covered Xandar, Lemuria and some work on the 21st Century Manhattan area.
I was also involved in pushing the visual quality during the initial first 8 months of Lego Star Wars: The Sky Walker Saga. This involved benchmark assets, defining pipelines and authoring shaders.
As a Senior Environment Artist I was responsible for producing game content, optimisation, mentoring other artists and also shader/material authoring during my time there.
Role: Location Lead
During the production of Driveclub I was given the opportunity of taking ownership of the Scotland tracks after the initial blockout phase to progress the tracks through to GM. I was responsible for the overall aesthetics of the tracks which required me to compose assets within the tracks, sculpt / model the landscape, setup materials and create/edit textures. I was also required to address playability issues, optimisations and bug fixes.
I served as assistant art director on Motorstorm RC released on PSN and PlayStation Vita in February 2012
- Working alongside the art director in defining the look of the environments.
- Liaising regularly with designers and concept artists to discuss aspects of the game.
- During the production I was responsible for managing the environment art team to deliver all environments on schedule and to quality on both platforms.
- Lighting, bug killing and polish for the majority of the tracks. I've also contributed a full environment from design to completion called Roadblock.
- Provision of various marketing assets was also needed. This included in-game screenshots and high quality renders of in-game assets.
On this project my main task was to design and produce the track called Interstate. There were four different variants created. I was responsible for producing artwork and working on the level design and dealing with outsource assets.
Motorstorm Pacific Rift DLC:
My contributions to the expansion pack entitled “SPEED” included the tracks Darkfire Swamp and Quicksands. I was responsible for designing and carrying out all the related tasks to bring both of these tracks through production.
Motorstorm Pacific Rift:
Staring as a prop artist I moved on to work as an environment artist. I was responsible for the track Sugar Rush ensuring the track was bug free, completed on time and to quality.
In a junior artist role I was responsible for creating assets for two DLC tracks.