Lead Cinematic Environment Artist, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Speaking at Animex Game
John is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He started his journey into the game industry pursuing a degree in graphics programming at the University of Alberta.
Halfway through the programme he switched gears to the art and design side of game development and moved to Los Angeles, California to study at the Art Institute of California, graduating with a BSc in Game Art & Design. John then joined Sony Santa Monica to work on God of War II as an Environment Artist after being scouted at school by Stig Asmussen (GoW3 Game Director) and Ken Feldman (GoW3 Art Director). He's been working for the past 2 ½ years on God of War 3 as a Senior Environment Artist and Lead Cinematic Environment Artist modelling, texturing, lighting and special effects for the cinematics of the game. Visit www.playstation.com for more details.