Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor
Environment Artist - Available
Sheffield, United Kingdom

About

To view some of my 2D design and traditional artwork, visit http://JoeTaylorArt.co.uk

I am a 3D artist with a passion for creating environments. I would like to work within a studio with people as passionate about games art as myself. I am always learning new approaches and techniques to improve the quality of my work and the efficiency of my process. I want to create environments that people will remember, in the same way that my favourite games did for me.

I undertook a one year placement at Canalside Studios where I worked on 'Little Awesome Dudes,' a VR title made by a team of 8, which we published on Steam. As the lead artist was responsible for creating both realistic and stylized environments from start to finish. Prior to University I previously studied Digital Media, Art, English Language and Literature at college. In my spare time I used to create more traditional work and paintings but now I find myself more often experimenting and discovering new things relating to 3D art. I still find the artistic parts of games art to be the most fun to work on, with texturing props and lighting and composition in environments being the areas that I can get lost in.

​TEAM AWARDS
Awards won as Lead artist for a team project game entered into Game Republic:
Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team - 1st. (2020)
Sumo Digital Award for Game Design - 1st. (2020)

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
The Rookies - Excellence Award
Rebellion North Award for Game Art and animation - 3rd. (2020)
Search for a Star (Environment) - One to Watch Award (2020)
Winner of Best Game Design/Art by The University of Huddersfield (2018)

EXPERIENCE
Lead Environment Artist - Canalside Studios (2018-2019)

EDUCATION
1st (85) - Computer Games Design (Hons) at The University of Huddersfield

Resume PDF

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Skills

Environment Art3D ModelingPBR TexturingLighting

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance B2M
Substance B2M
Substance Alchemist
Substance Alchemist
ZBrush
ZBrush
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag

Productions

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    • Video Game
      Little Awesome Dudes VR
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Lead Environment Artist
    • Company
      Canalside Studios