Robert, is the lead level designer and environmental/technical artist. He is the lead on the current project “Descension” and the driving force behind 3rd Element Studios. His extremely popular Oblivion mod Frostcrag Reborn has been downloaded by over 47,000 people, is the highest rated Oblivion player home and is currently ranked 21st overall mod on tesnexus.com’s top 100 mods.
Daniel is a designer with three years of experience working with the Unreal Engine. His first mod earned notable recognition in prestigious events such as Epic’s Make Something Unreal Contest. He is proud to be an Unreal MVP working with the community and advancing their knowledge of the Unreal Engine. As a Production Consultant working with 3rdElement he provides creative and production support for their video game projects.
Paul has been a digital artist for a number of years utilizing many of programs and materials that span 2D and 3D work. He has experience in both the video game and film industry.
Paul has been trained to create models that are optimized for computer game graphics. This means creating both low and high polygon modeling for advanced texture baking and normal mapping. He has a clear understanding of anatomy which is one of his hobbies to explore. Like a lot of 3D artists Paul has trained in areas outside of modeling to strengthen his use within a game design team. He has studied rigging, animation and advanced texturing which has also helped him model in a way that takes these other aspects into consideration.
Online Portfolio: MushBozz
Mark, is 27 years old and this is the first video game development project he has been part of. With a good grounding for business development and knowledge of the internet he has become a valuable member of the team already helping to create brand awareness and introducing other developers to the project who have in turn become a part of the team.
He is also the Team Consultant for the project, this means if any of the team members have any issues with the project he is the go to guy to resolve these issues and improve all of our team communications.
My name is Belmin Kozliæ and i live in small country named Bosnia and Herzegovina. Something that is really interesting is that in my country there are probably only few guys that are working in UDK or some other engines for creating games. My first little engine to work in was Game Maker and I created few little games, but nothing special. After few months in it I decided that is time to move to more advanced engine and I took FPSC (First Person Shooter Creator). In this engine, FPSC, I learned a lot of stuff, especially about level design because it’s the drag & drop engine. I worked in for almost two years and created few games that were actually good for public. Something that I want to mention is that I worked alone and learned alone FPSC for two years. After an era in FPSC, I decided that came the time for the even better engine. That decision was made because in FPSC you couldn’t make any games that will be interested to wide audiences. I was interested in Cry Engine and UDK. After few weeks of looking for materials, I decided that UDK is better for me because it has a bigger base of good tutorials. And here we are now, developing in UDK. In one month from now and don’t think that I don’t have enough experience because I was on little holiday through this month and every day for at least 7 hours learned UDK. I readed a lot of books, watched tons of video tutorials, visit whole bunch of internet sites and learned a lot of new stuff.
After a month I met Mark who presented to me 3rd Element Studios, after few days I actually had meeting with Rob and in few next days i signed NDA contract.
I’m so excited and happy to work with all of you guys and I really believe that we can together do the great stuff.
Hi, my name is Andrew Meade, and I design games! But I didn’t always design games. I used to do other things too.
I grew up with my mom traveling the country doing Renaissance Faires. Over about two decades, I did pretty much everything there was to do. From jousting, to teaching stage combat to local cast members, and everything in between.
After I met my lovely wife, and continued traveling, we had a little baby boy named Ronnie. We decided we were going to settle down, and give our boy the life we dreamed for him.
I always loved video games, but I never thought about making them. I’ve always been creative, and I wanted a degree in something, but there wasn’t much that I didn’t already know how to do from growing up with artists.
And then I thought about designing games. It’s such an amazing medium, and I had absolutely no clue how to even begin making one. So here we are. I’m learning, and I’m making games.
And that’s me.
Online Portfolio: http://andrewjmeade.com/
Iman, is 25 and has software engineering degree. He started programming in high school with C and VB languages. After writing a few basic windows applications, he started to learn .Net technology and used it for over 5 years in several fields. After that he came into game developing by using Microsoft XNA for a couple of years. He has created 2 games and a tool-set to save time in game development using XNA.
Right after UDK was announced he switched to UDK and has been working with it exclusively since then. Using UDK he has been involved in 4 games and 2 visualization projects, the latest one of them is a puzzle game which is about to publish.
My name is Gruff, and I am an Audio Engineer from Cardiff. I studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and I’m currently working as a freelancer, doing anything that involves sound and computers.
Don Pyatt: - 2D Concept Artist
Don is a concept artist from London Ontario. He studied Multimedia Design & Production at Fanshawe College and decided the right path for himself was to combine his love for video games with his passion for art. He has always been interested in the the visual flare and emotion that games and art portray and strives to create that element that catches the eye and mind of the viewer.
His goal in life is to be a major player in the video game industry producing quality concept work and watch those ideas come to life for audiences to enjoy.
He does not believe his work is ever done and is always looking for ways to improve his skills.
Online Portfolio: The Forge
Craig Knights: - 2D Concept Artist
My name is Craig Knights and I am a 2D artist from Ipswich (England). I embrace challenge with my wacom pen and cyborg R.A.T. I have drawn since I could hold a pencil, game design is the heart that beats in my chest.
I see my art style as an extension of myself I draw freely with an eye for perfection every piece must be completed with a stand along flair I am proud to call my own.
Online portfolio: http://craigknights.carbonmade.com/
John Waynick: - 3D Environment Artist
My name is John Waynick and I’m a 3D environment artist from the US who attended the University of Advancing Technology for Game Art and Design before continuing my education through the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. I’ve been interested in game development for many years and have played with every game engine I could get my hands on, from Torque to Unity. With a technical background in programming, it was always easy to jump on board with a new technology and my first steps with the Unreal Development Kit changed my life forever.
I use a combination of Maya, ZBrush, and Photoshop (my tank, DPS, and healer, respectively) to craft my art assets, but the most rewarding part of the process is seeing them put into action inside of the Unreal Engine. I totally geek out over someone running their avatar’s muddy feet walking all over a floor I built.
I’ve always been a huge sci-fi buff and I had seen the trailer for Descension previously. It seemed to be fate that a few days after seeing it I connected with Mark on LinkedIn and was offered the opportunity to be a part of the project. The rest, as they say, is history.
Online Portfolio: http://www.johnwaynick.com
Ofek Maymoni: - 3D Character Artist
My name is Ofek Maymoni I’m 24 years old, I come from Israel but now live in Canada and I am a 3D Character Artist. I graduated with honours from Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and a three month intensive with two industry professionals.
I was always fascinated with games even from a young age I would play games religiously, I’m excited to work on game projects and continue my work with 3rd Element Studios.
Online portfolio : www.ofekcg.com
Chris Batih: – 3D Environmental Artist
Chris is a 3D artist & Student from the United Kingdom. He is currently studying a Bachelor Of Arts in Computer Games Design and works as an artist out of hours.
He has always been interested in the intricate processes behind Computer Games and the 3D within and aims to get a professional place in the games industry producing major works towards a AAA game.
Chris uses 3D Studio Max & Photoshop to a notable degree and hopes to improve his skills and studies working with 3rd Element Studios.
Online portfolio: http://christopherbatih.carbonmade.com
Mathias is from Norway and after stumbling into 3D and using Maya in his spare time he decided that this is what he wanted to do for a living. He studied 3D Design and 3D Animation for two years in Norway and spent a third year studying in London. After falling in love with everything 3D he started to focus more on rigging, animation and the technical aspects of Maya. Over the last year Mathias has been learning MEL (Maya Embedded Language) and Python to help improve his rigs. He has rigged and animated characters and creatures both for games and short films.
For more information on his work check out his website: http://saihtam.com/