Rookie Awards 2021 | Career Opportunities

IO Interactive

IO Interactive is looking for a 3D Animator and a Concept Artist to be the lucky winners of a (virtual) mentorship.

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Winners

On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following category winners.

Winner

Tai Bennett

taibenben

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

The moment i realised i wanted to work in the entertainment industry was in my late high school years. Ever since then, I've been working on getting my design and illustration skills up to industry standards. I thoroughly enjoy creating characters that feel believable and making worlds for those characters to explore.

Winner

Vladimir Agache

Vladimir

Spain | FX Animation

When I first came to Spain came across with videogames and fell in love with them. Since that moment I never stopped imagining doing and creating these kinds of things as I loved drawing every day. As time passed, you straighten up and think of a common job, but one day, a life-changing event between life and death made me change my mind and realizing that what I really wanted to do is art, being 3D my main focus musical production as my main hobby.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

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paupujadas (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
chanapakerd (Draft Selection) View Entry
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jeh512 (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
michelevuong (Draft Selection) View Entry
reddalu09 (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
NILNavaei (Draft Selection) View Entry
shannonwidjaja (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
taanthip (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Winner, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
SadViscachaStudio (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
OscarMoreno (Draft Selection) View Entry
Nahuel (Draft Selection) View Entry
askermarkussen (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
tareklatif (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
roj (Draft Selection) View Entry
peculiarher (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielroserog (Draft Selection) View Entry
KaterinaFragkou (Draft Selection) View Entry
gabrie1 (Draft Selection) View Entry
tonyruiz (Draft Selection) View Entry
kylebrand (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
zbechard34 (Draft Selection) View Entry
ChristinaSu (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
thehandofdan (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Stoat256 (Draft Selection) View Entry
FongZiYing (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
arashhadavii (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Internship - Winner, and Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended) View Entry
flintcao (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
jordansoar (Draft Selection, Rookie of the Year - People's Choice, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
jessel (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
ruoyuart (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
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ashleyrosenbaum (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
daniMartz3D (Draft Selection) View Entry
samryanfecitt (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
alediazmagan (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
amontill (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
ZaneM (Draft Selection) View Entry
chani (Draft Selection) View Entry
ronimo (Draft Selection and Draft Selection) View Entry
alextullo (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Film of the Year - Highly Commended, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Winner) View Entry
ryebread (Draft Selection) View Entry
CarolinaPadron (Draft Selection) View Entry
Navyjohns (Draft Selection) View Entry
mollybrownie (Draft Selection) View Entry
Sawn (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
lmaryon (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Hazel (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
linghan (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
CO (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
AlexandrePerriere (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
celinelauwaert (Draft Selection) View Entry
Mikaskrj (Draft Selection) View Entry
rodkrieger (Draft Selection) View Entry
saleomkd (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
marcottsilva (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
zhangxiaoyue (Draft Selection) View Entry
julianmacias (Draft Selection) View Entry
RodneyBurton (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
bamsie (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
afeso (Draft Selection) View Entry
ThelianArz (Draft Selection) View Entry
michaelakindlova (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
obimoz (Draft Selection) View Entry
ziwuxin (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
NataliaLichanska (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Jordanartz (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
lolcoincidence16 (Excellence Award) View Entry
jackhannah (Draft Selection) View Entry
jasonano (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
calvincropley (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
itayogev (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
hambone (Draft Selection) View Entry
MartinaL (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

IO Interactive is a 22 year-old independent studio, creators of HITMAN, Kane&Lynch, Mini Ninjas and Freedom Fighters. We are now working on Project 007 a brand new James Bond video game to be developed and published by IOI. This means we are here to deliver exciting best-in-class gaming experiences. We want our games to play and feel like the people who created them – unique and creative. It is our way of making sure that we will always deliver something interesting.

We are also a team, above everything, and highly international, with around 30 nationalities, and offices both in progressive Copenhagen (Denmark) and the cozy city of Malmö (Sweden). We do a lot to foster a culture of teamwork and we strive to be a collective of creative, productive people rather than a factory.

You come to work with us because you want to create top-of-the-line games and because you want to be part of a company that isn’t afraid of doing things differently. Because you will be spending a substantial amount of your day here, we do as much as we can to make IOI feel like a second home.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Share examples of your work that showcase your 3D Animation or Concept Art skills.
  • Share details about your process by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • No professional work may be included in your entry.

Eligibility

  • Must be able to complete the mentorship during the second half of 2021

Judging Criteria

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview. You have one page to show how amazing your skills are.

Prize Details

  • 1 hour a week mentoring for 4 weeks.
  • Video Conference meetings

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Career Opportunities > IO Interactive’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.

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