My name is Max Fitzgerald and I am an Environment Artist. I thrive when working in a team environment and love to absorb as much knowledge as possible learning from my peers. I am always willing to try to tackle new challenges in order to improve my skillset and become a more versatile artist. I am looking for any opportunity to get into the industry and I cannot wait to start working!
GET TO KNOW MAX
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB TO START YOUR CAREER WITH?
My dream job would be to work as an Environment Artist on a large scale environment with a lot of room for the player to explore. I love to make assets that help fill a large environment and make it feel real and believable.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS.
Calm, Enthusiastic, Committed, Diligent, Confident.
WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY?
Other than playing video games, I have a passion for fitness. I am always looking to challenge myself with new sports or events such as Tough Mudder and Half Marathons.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
I stumbled across Escape Studios by accident looking at business courses at Pearson College, I didn't realize it was a career path I could take. I dropped everything I had planned as I then knew I wanted to become a Game Artist and applied. I now couldn't be happier.
IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BE? AND WHY?
I would be a bird so that I could travel to locations that I wouldn't normally be able to see such as the natural world wonders. Seeing these beautiful places would be very inspiring.
WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE TO A DESERT ISLAND? AND WHY?
I'm a massive nerd and I've thought about this many times before, I'd take a satellite phone, a fishing rod and a volleyball I could call Wilson to keep me company.
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM JOB.
My dream job would be working on a AAA game that I played as a kid, such as the Total War games or the Civilization games.
TELL US AN ACHIEVEMENT YOU'RE PROUD OF.
An achievement that I am proud of is the attention that the last project I worked on received! It was featured on Unreal Engine's YouTube channel as well as videos by people in the community. It was really cool to see many different people enjoy our work!
WHAT YOU RATHER BE A WIZARD, JEDI OR SUPERHERO? AND WHY?
I would rather be a superhero as I have always wanted to be able to fly or teleport so that I could travel the world.
WHICH GAME INSPIRED YOU THE MOST TO CHOOSE THIS CAREER PATH?
I was lucky enough to have a Dad and an older sibling who loved video games and I have pretty much-played games every single day since I was little, because of this, I knew it was the right career path for me.
WHY DO YOU DESERVE A GREATER SHARE OF SPACE IN THE YEARBOOK?
So I could fill the space with a thank you to all my friends at Escape Who helped me get where I am today.