Peter Burroughs
Peter Burroughs
Concept Artist
Bowling Green, United States of America

Summary

Hi! My name is Peter, and I'm an artist from Bowling Green, Ohio! I recently graduated from Michigan State University in the spring of 2017 with a degree in Media and Information and a minor in Game Development.

Four years ago, I found my passion in concept art, and since then have become president of the game dev club Spartasoft at MSU to help others learn about the art of making games. I've worked at The Games For Entertainment and Learning Lab and Great Lakes Reality Labs in Lansing, Michigan. My studies have taken me abroad to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Dubai, and I hope to explore more of the world outside my home state as I pursue my career in the game industry.

Outside of game dev, I enjoy activities such as playing the piano, swimming, cosplay, and ballroom dancing, among many others. I don't bite; feel free to contact me anytime! I appreciate any and all feedback and strive to create the best art that I can.

Cheers,

Peter Burroughs
paburroughs@gmail.com

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Skills

Concept ArtConcept Design3D ModelingPhoto-manipulationSketching

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
Maya
Maya
Unity
Unity
3DCoat
3DCoat

Experience

  • Freelance Concept Art at Self-Employed
    Bowling Green, United States of America
    February 2018 - Present

  • Lead Artist at Great Lakes Reality Labs
    Lansing, United States of America
    March 2017 - February 2018

    -Led a team comprised of several artists to establish the new studio’s 2D to 3D pipeline for both virtual reality simulations and traditional games.

    -Set and applied style guidelines for the studio’s artists on multiple projects.

    -Created detailed environment, character and prop concepts using a combination of methods including

    2D illustrations, 3D models, and photo bashing.

    -Illustrated various user interfaces and their accompanying iconography.

  • Concept Artist at Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab
    East Lansing, United States of America
    August 2013 - May 2017

    -Partnered with teams of artists, designers, and programmers to create educational video games and virtual reality simulations for multiple clients.

    -Produced an assortment of concept pieces including environment, character and prop art. These informed both the team’s 3D artists and clients on intended style and tone.

    -Created major finalized 2D assets such as background illustrations and user interface elements.

    -Consistently met with clients to ensure that product goals and the art style matched expectations.

  • MSU Extra Life Organizer at Michigan State University
    East Lansing
    November 2016 - November 2016

    -Organized a gaming marathon to raise money for Children's Hospitals.

    -Recruited over 30 participants and raised $2,200.

  • TEDxMSU Speaker at Michigan State University
    East Lansing
    February 2016 - February 2016

    -Gave a TEDx speech, "Creating New Worlds: A Journey Through Video Game Design"

  • Game Dev Camp Instructor at Michigan State University
    East Lansing, United States of America
    July 2016 - August 2016

    -Taught concepts on 3D modeling and animation. Organized daily activities for 60+ students per week.