I had a desire to express myself quite early on in my life, and for a long time I was trying to find how exactly I wanted to do this. As a kid I got into making my own animations, starting with stop-motion Lego and over the years moving onto 2D Flash animations. This was my first experience in creative media, and whilst afterwards I practiced fine art, guitar, and even some acting, it was when I married my passions of art and games that I found what I wanted to do with my life.
Throughout my life I have only ever been interested in two things: movies and video games (the latter was to my parents dismay), through my life I have learnt that it is far more valuable to do things which you are passionate about, I came to this decision about 5 years ago when I was very ill lying in bed. Video games offer an expressive medium more powerful than any previous, it is to this new, mysterious and exciting field to which I have decided to devote my lives effort.
At the tender age of 12, fate introduced me to a captivating magazine that unveiled the marvels of 3D to my curious mind. From that very moment, my heart was set ablaze with an unwavering desire to become a pioneer in the field of environment design. Despite the naysayers who deemed it a futile pursuit, I steadfastly pursued my dream with relentless dedication. For me, there was no other path to follow. And so, I immersed myself in the art of environment design
Storytelling has always been my passion and it was while studying for my master’s degree that I became really interested in games as a narrative medium and their ability to engage the player as an active participant in narrative rather than as a passive spectator. For my master’s I am completing a Major Project with a focus on guiding the player through Level Design and using the level design to communicate intent and narrative to the player.
I realised I wanted to work within the games industry from when I first picked up art. I enjoyed drawing very much and video games were a large part of my childhood growth, meeting new people and having joyful experiences I knew that I wanted to pursue a career within this industry. I took a Games Design course at Priestley college and excelled at 3D Modelling and Texturing. Then when going to university for Game Development: Art at Falmouth University I knew that this was my calling.
I think I first realized I wanted to work in creative media in high school, however, I didn't actually follow this dream until I was halfway through college; I dropped all my original courses and pursued a Game Design BTEC specializing in Art. I found my passion for Environment Art and prop work, which led me to Falmouth University completing my Game Art degree. I love to build narrative-filled environment that has history and intrigue, filled with interesting aspects for the player to find!
I first wanted to work in the creative industry when I was an early teen who was passionate about drawing at school. I found Conceptart.org and was drawn in to the idea of becoming a concept artist. As I've grown older I've experienced a lot that's really made me think about how I fit into this industry both logistically and mentally.
Ever since since i was a young lad I've always wanted to see how things work and how they go about being created. When ever i watched a animation on TV (be it 3D or 2D) i was always fascinated in how its all created and would often say "how is it all done?, do they use cool techniques or use awesome software, i wanna know!".
While at College I fell in love with digital art while studying graphic design. I found myself gravitating towards digital game art and after researching University courses I found the Game Development course at Falmouth University to suit me perfectly. Now in my third year I have found my passion for 3D modelling vehicles and environments, working with others in teams. I really believe I have a future as a 3D artist and I can trace my desire back through College to my Art classes in school.
I have been motivated to work on art in games since I was around 13. I've always loved working on art physically and digitally. Games have also always been a hobby I have enjoyed, when I realised I could have a career that involved both of these interests I knew I wanted to work in an industry where I would enjoy all aspects of my work.
I first realised I wanted to work in the games industry when I started playing League of Legends in 2012, I fell in love with all the unique character designs. I later explored many story-rich games and RPGs, my favourite being The Witcher 3, which further fueled my passion with its diverse character storytelling. A lot of Medieval RPGs also inspired me to get out of the house frequently visit National Trust and English Heritage places with my dad and take reference pictures together for me :,)