A passion for video games, specialising in environment art and foliage. Strong traditional art skills and a gift for storytelling. Rewarded for these qualities with a full scholarship at Escape Studios, granted to one candidate on the course. Proactive, works well in a team, professional with excellent communication, combined with a bubbly personality. Recently completed final year of degree, predicted a 1:1. Seeking employment as an artist within a game company with the potential to grow into a career.
GET TO KNOW HANNAH
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB TO START YOUR CAREER WITH?
A dream job to start my career would be a role as a junior game artist where I could work alongside varied and talented professionals. With a passion for artistic and story driven games, it would be great to start a career with a company that specialises in narrative-led titles.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS.
Diligent, creative, flexible, reliable, friendly.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
With a background in illustration for sequential art, I have a unique and varied skillset in visual storytelling. This means that I am capable of 3D art but also 2D illustration and storyboarding. Additionally, I have developed a unique skill set in creating vegetation for games.
TELL US AN ACHIEVEMENT YOU'RE PROUD OF.
I am especially proud of our team receiving an Excellence Award during the Rookies for our VR project. I Art Directed and worked with an excellent, hard working team. Receiving the Excellence Award for the quality of our project was extremely rewarding and validating to us as a whole.
DESCRIBE A CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME IN YOUR GROUP PROJECTS.
For our final project we had to adapt to working remotely very quickly. During this time, I encountered issues with software licences and actively looked into alternatives. This included creating trees for our environment on a 20-day trial of Speedtree and cleaning them up in Maya.
WHICH GAME INSPIRED YOU THE MOST TO CHOOSE THIS CAREER PATH?
The Final Fantasy franchise was a big influence growing up. Especially with the unique art style of Final Fantasy IX. This is when I began my path to wanting to create rich immersive worlds with great storytelling.
WHAT VIDEO GAME CHARACTER BEST EMBODIES YOU?
Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy 7 as she is a caring and optimistic character for her team.
WHY DO YOU DESERVE A GREATER SHARE OF SPACE IN THE YEARBOOK?
All of my teammates deserve equal share of the year book! Achieving a great deal over the years. I have art directed two projects which were positively received during the Rookies 2019 and 2020, with our final project also receiving positive feedback so far. All due to excellent teamwork.