SENIOR 3D ENVIRONMENT ARTIST

Career History

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FRONTIER DEVELOPMENTS (CAMBRIDGE, UK)

May 2010 - Present

Frontier is a wonderful place to work and I've enjoyed a wide range of opportunities here. I am best known for my problem solving skills, my self-reliant, pro-active approach and high level of communication skills. (Prominently through the use of documentation and cross-discipline interactions.)

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REBELLION (DERBY, UK)

2008 - 2010

This was my first Studio job and one I thoroughly enjoyed with a team of about 40 fantastic peers. I learnt the ropes of game art development on Shellshock 2 and Rogue Warrior before the studio closed it's doors at the beginning of 2010.

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PREVIOUS WORK

1999 - 2008

I have a wide breadth of previous job experience ranging from call centres, retail, pubs, sports stadiums waitressing and bar work (lots of fun!) I spent 2 years as a Pool Life Guard in a hotel and was also a Trainee Scuba Diving Instructor, once upon a time. I like to think that these experiences helped to develop my work ethos and that the variety of skills gained have supported my progression into becoming a well rounded, pro-active and forward thinking team player.

 

RELEASED GAMES

Career History

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Jurassic World Evolution, Complete Edition //  2020

LEAD ARTIST

Worked with a team of 11 artists to completely remake this game + all DLCs for Nintendo Switch. My role was to listen to requirements and concerns from Game Direction and Leads, quantify the workload and get the job done to a high quality finish.

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Planet Zoo // Nov 2017 - present

SENIOR ARTIST

I work closely with Code, Tech Art, Design and Production to prototype and develop multiple features and workflows for Planet Zoo. This includes; Habitat Boundary Walls, Animal Food and Feeders, Facility Building Interiors and Exhibits. I also fulfil general art tasks as and when I can!

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Elite Dangerous // 2013 - 2017

SENIOR ARTIST

I created multiple spaceship cockpits including the Imperial Clipper, Cutter, Fer De Lance and others. Liaising regularly with Art Direction, Concept, Game Design and UI, I developed and implemented the Art side of the Vanity Camera system, Multicrew and monitised content for cockpits. Was dubbed 'Cockpit Queen' by my peers!

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Zoo Tycoon // 2013

ARTIST

Mostly developed animal enclosures but was focused heavily on animal navigation meshes and working up interesting boundary lines. Provided, maintained and implemented work from an external artist.

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Coaster Crazy // 2011 - 2012

ARTIST

General art tasks to include developing fun, stylised assets and level based terrain. I worked effectively to tight budget restrictions (mobile game). Standard tasks included material creation, collision meshes, LODs, good naming conventions, clean working practices.

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Kinect Disneyland Adventures // 2010-2011

ARTIST

Creation of assets for multiple 'ride' levels including Alice in Wonderland, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Pixie Hollow, The Haunted Mansion and Peter Pan's Flight. Lots of variety in terms of art styles and game play requirements.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Applicable Skills

SOFTWARE
(GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE)

Maya, Substance Painter, Zbrush, Frontier In House Tools, Tortoise SVN, Hansoft, Jira

SOFTWARE
(LESS OFTEN/ PREVIOUSLY USED)

Substance Alchemist, Substance Designer, 3ds Max, Mudbox, Marmoset, Perforce, UE4

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Ice skating, Yoga, fitness, developing art skills, games (shooters, skill, racing, logic, puzzle... the list goes on!) Also, nature, generally being outdoors, learning French.