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SKILL SET

Honed Traditional art skills

Expert Photoshop Painter

Expert Flash artist / animator

Gifted teacher / trainer / course organiser / author of learning content

Experience in management and staff mentoring

Experienced 3D artist (3DSMax, Blender)

Solid understanding of CG technical principles




DEVELOPMENT CREDITS

Fighting Legends
IOS and Android mobile platform - Release TBC

Infinity Wars : Animated Trading Card Game
Mac OS X, and Windows - 2014

Monstermind
Facebook - 2011

Dead to Rights : Retribution
Xbox 360 and PS3 - 2010

Karaoke Revolution
Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 - 2009

Black & White 2
Mac OS X, and Windows - 2005

Fable
Xbox, Mac OS X, and Windows - 2004

Black & White Creature Isle
Mac OS X, and Windows - 2002

The Getaway
PS2 - 2002




EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

July 2015 - April 2017 Burning Heart Software

Development Director



June2012 - April 2017 Lightmare Studios

Art Director



March 2007 - July 2011 Blitz Games Studios

Senior Concept Visualiser



September 2005 - March 2007 City College Coventry

Course Leader ND Computer Games Development



January 2005 - September 2005 City College Coventry

Full time lecturer in traditional and media arts



June 2001 - March 2004 Lionhead Studios

Artist - Concept art, texture artist, 3D artist



2000 - Summer Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Artist - Texture artist




PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE

David Harding
Managing Executive,
Lightmare Studios

(+61)408 284 910



Paul Jennings
Creative Producer for Business Development,
Blitz Games Studios

(+44)1926 880 000



Ian Pestridge
Art Manager for Dead to Rights : Retribution,
Blitz Games Studios

(+44)1926 880 000



Mick Dabrowski
Head of School for Creative and Information Technology,
City College Coventry

(+44)7867 613 532



Christian Bravery
Director of Leading Light design,
former Art Director for Black & White Studios
- a satellite of Lionhead Studios,

(+44)1252 345 686



Paul McLauglin
Head of Art for Lionhead Studios,

(+44)1483 401 004




EDUCATION

1998 - 2001 Bournemouth University

BA(Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation



1989 - 1996 Coundon Court School

G.C.S.E"s and A Levels




HOBBIES / INTERESTS

Art, illustration, writing and performing music, fitness and strength training, motorcycling



PERSONAL STATEMENT

Since a young age I have always had a devoted interest in art, and have been producing drawings and paintings since childhood. I was quick to realise the endless potential of digitally assisted artwork.

To this end, I undertook the Computer Animation degree course at the NCCA at Bournemouth University and this improved my repertoire more than I could have imagined, strengthening my traditional ability and teaching me the technical knowledge to fortify my skills.

Opportunities quickly arose during, and after, the completion of my degree. I spent the summer between my second and third academic year at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Soho studio contributing textures and artwork to the award-winning PS2 game “The Getaway”.

Following my graduation in 2001, I accepted an artist role at Lionhead Studios, working on internationally successful titles such as “Black & White Creature Isle”, “Black & White 2” and “Fable”.

In January 2005 I began working in Further Education at City College Coventry, delivering Multimedia units at ND and HND level. This was a valuable opportunity to involve myself in the media arts in a teaching capacity, something I had always considered would enrich my standing as an artist.

In September 2005 I was appointed as course leader for a brand new National Diploma in Games Development, a task which I felt more than ready and able to fulfill. In this role I organised and developed specialist units for the course, managed other professionals in the field and taught a wide spectrum of artistic disciplines, both digital and traditional.

With the games course well into its second cohort and running with full attendance, full retention and a shining reputation, I was keen to address new challenges and to return to the front line of games development.

In March 2007 I was granted this very opportunity by Blitz / Volatile Games Studios, being appointed Senior Concept Visualiser for their blockbuster title - “Dead to Rights : Retribution”.
I also worked in the company pitch team, creating promotional art and high-end visuals that contributed towards progressive business development. In addition to these responsibilities it was my charge to mentor and train other art staff to bring visual standards company – wide up to world class level.

In July 2011 I moved to Australia and after a year's holiday decided I would stay. Thus began my appointment at Lightmare Studios where my experiences as both an artist and an educator were equally brought to bear.
At Lightmare, I served as Art Director of the studio and Development Director of the sub studio Burning Heart Software as well as spearheading online training at Certificate 3 level and 1 year Diploma level. I have been a major contributor to 'Infinity Wars: Animated Trading Card Game' as well as providing all major art and animation assets for an upcoming mobile title.
Since my appointment I have trained hundreds of young Australians in digital art techniques, authored many hours worth of tutorials, learning content and training videos, managed and directed my own development team, improved and maintained visual standards across the company and mentored the art team to produce a united, consistent culture of quality and learning in the visual arts.
I have also undertaken a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment to pave the road on my journey as an educator.

I am constantly striving to reach excellence as an artist and involve myself in traditional painting, life drawing, experimental methods, classical learning and new developments in visual technology. I pride myself on my accuracy, flexibility and professional candour and am always working toward that unreachable zenith of artistic achievement. If you want to, do not hesitate to contact me!