Hi! My name is Peter, and I'm a freelance environment/texture artist from the Midwest United States! I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Media and Information and Game Development, and have studied digital art at Bowling Green State University and CG Master Academy. My work experience includes 8 years of game development, from creating concept art for a number of indie game companies to texturing environments for Axis Studios.
Outside of digital art, most of my time is spent on medieval bookbinding, playing music, and traveling to new places. I have an affinity for rocks, trees, and bees and aim to leave the people and places I've been a little better than when I found them. :)
-Create concept art, 3D models, and textures for games and cinematics
-Manage myself as an independent business, creating contracts, handling communication, and delivering assets to clients
-Worked at GDC to guide attendees, manage crowds, and facilitate round tables
-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.
-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.
-Organized a gaming marathon to raise money for Children's Hospitals.
-Recruited over 30 participants and raised $2,200.
-Gave a TEDx speech, "Creating New Worlds: A Journey Through Video Game Design", presenting the importance of games to an academic audience of over 400 attendees.
-Taught concepts on 3D modeling and animation to middle school and high school students.
-Organized and chaperoned groups of +60 students.
-Planned and coordinated activities for the students.