Sunday, April 21, 2013

"Little Girl and her Yeti"

It’s been a while!

I have been busy with a big change in my career, in Jan of 2013 I left Games Games Café.
After working on the Sally’s series, it was hard to leave that behind, I had a big part in the concept art and animation, for the recent Skytopia, and smaller support roles for word stars and pendulum. I wish them best of luck as they struggle to find their place in the world of social gaming.

4 hrs after leaving Games Café I was offered a chance to be Creative Director for an up and coming studio in Edmonton, Fluik/Appsquire Ent. Luckily this didn’t require a move. Thanks to today’s technology we can work from anywhere.

I took a month off before starting at the new studio. This allowed me some much needed time to recoup, and finish some amazing client work, including having produced 3 animated shorts. (yes my time off was making 3 shorts, I love what I do)

I’m now working to help develop the talent of some young artists, and working in a studio that releases games so quickly, and proficiently. It has been an adjustment to get back to a 60-70 hr workweek.

In Jan I was accepted into the Imaginism Studios In house 1-month program.  This is a HUGE honor. I’m very nervous, but really excited to be surrounded by amazing talent and focus on learning for a solid month.  In this Job we never stop learning. It’s one of the things I love the most.

Next week I will be exhibiting at The Calgary Expo. I have a piece in the art book this year, that I can share with you after the show. I look forward to see lots of friends and meeting new artists.

Here is hoping I will be updating my blog more often. Definitely during my month in Toronto.

Some Recent Game Titles I have worked on:
Olivia Paints
Olivia the Great
Strawberry Short Cakes 30th Anniversary Game
Sallys Spa ipad
Sallys Studio ipad
Word Stars
Grumpy Bears

Lots lots more but that's enough for today. 

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