I'm currently a Junior Rigging Artist at FACTORY 42. I'm very passionate about creating rigs especially for characters and would love to become a lead character TD on a AAA game one day. I find the limitation that creating rigs for games has really encourages creative problem solving which I am all about!
GET TO KNOW AIDAN
What are your hobbies and interests?
I like running and cooking, find it helps to destress me. Plus I can use these hobbies to help others as I often fundraise for charity.
What three things would you take to a desert island? and why?
Cooler full of drinks, a hammock and a lot of rocks. Rocks to build a huge SOS sign, hammock so I have somewhere to rest and drinks so I don't die of dehydration.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself as a mid level Technical Animator/Character TD in Games. I realised I love the technical challenges making for games provide and would love to further my knowledge in this field.
Tell us an achievement you're proud of.
Getting my first job in the industry as a Junior Rigging Artist. It proved to me that I do have the skills and passion to work in this industry!
Which game or movie inspired you the most to choose this career path?
Either Journey, Gone Home or Night In The Woods. Too hard to pick just one!
If you woke up in a in a videogame, what would your special ability be?
Definitely Kirby's ability to eat anything.
What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?
Producing 'Over Under', a seven minute animated short with no dialogue. Working with a range of talented Artists and organising them to produce one Goliath of a film.