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As the end of my time at Escape draws closer, completing my degree in Game Art, I look forward to the possibility of joining a studio where I can continue to expand my skills as a Material Artist, a field in which I have gained a great passion for during my studies. I’d love to become a Material/Texture or Environment artist, where I can contribute to games by creating stunning and engaging visuals as I've experienced in my life as a gamer.

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GET TO KNOW JAMES

What are your hobbies and interests?

Pretty simple. Gaming is my biggest hobby. I enjoy the challenge and problem solving that good gameplay can provide and the immersive worlds created by dedicated artists. I particularly admire how Skyrim and Fallout tell small stories just through set-dressing.

If you were an animal, which one would you be? and why?

I’d have to say a hawk. Hawks are pragmatic, adaptable and provide a different perspective on things.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully, as a Senior Material Artist working on stunning AAA titles and helping aspiring artists further their own skills.

Describe a challenge that you had to overcome in your group projects

Working remotely has posed many challenges, with team members having varying hardware and connection capabilities. Even with this, we have created two incredible projects that I take great pride in, which has allowed us to adapt to remote working environments.

Which game inspired you the most to choose this career path?

Borderlands 2 was the game that set me on the path of Game Development, however, it wasn’t until I played The Division and Battlefield 1 where I developed an appreciation for beautiful environments. Thanks to these games, I can’t walk down a hallway without going “mmmmmm look at this floor”.

If you woke up in a in a videogame, what would your special ability be?

I’ve always had a soft spot for Blink/Short-Range Teleportation. The ability to tactically reposition or navigate environments in new ways.

What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?

For me personally, I’d say my crowning moment is simply being at Escape. During my time there, I have gained a deeper understanding of who I am and what I want to be and also developed the skills I need to fulfill those aspirations. I am proud of how far I’ve come as both an artist and as a person.