Accolades and Awards:

Warhammer Online:

Wizard 101:

MMO Hall of Fame 2014! Over 45 million players worldwide! Massive Online Gamer: Best Kid-Friendly/Family MMO of 2011 {Read More}

 

GDC Online 2011 Audience Award! 

 

Massively's 2010 Player's Choice Awards "Best Family MMO of the Decade!" 

 

Massive Online Gamer Reader’s Choice Awards Best MMO of 2010 

 

MMO Sanctuary - Game of the Year

 

Game Developer's Conference Online:

Best Community Relations Award Nominee for thehighest quality feedback and comunity experience.

 

Game Developer's Conference Online 

Audience Award - Runner Up

 

Best Kid-Friendly/All-Ages MMO of 2009:

 

www.massiveonlinegamer.com. Tens of thousands of votes were logged, and the winners in some categories came down to fewer than 100 votes, including the competition for the coveted title of “Best MMO of 2009,” which was decided by just 68 votes. Blizzard’s World of Warcraft eked out a narrow win over Turbine’s Dungeons & Dragons Online and was narrowly followed by KingsIsle Entertainment’s Wizard101 and NCSoft’s Aion. 

 

Best Kid-Friendly/All-Ages MMO of 2009 Award and included the following quote:

 

 National Parenting Publications Awards:

2009 Honors Award winner in the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition. 

 

Wizard101 wins MMORPG.com’s Best Family Game of 2009!

 

“Wizard101 has been heralded as the kid's MMO for adults.

 

  Wizard101 wins runner up in MMORPG.com’s Best Free-To-Play Game of 2009
 

Parent Tested, Parent Approved:

Winner of the 2008 PTPA Media Awards.

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One of my costume designs as seen in a TV commercial.

One of my costume designs as seen in a TV commercial.

High rez model and texture for the owl featured in a TV commercial.

Wizard 101: Main Character Artist (PC, King's Isle. 2008)

Over 45 million players worldwide!

Main Character Artist

From 2D concept to in-game 3D completion. All parts of the characters in this gallery are modular and seamlessly customizeable through mix and match. The texture shading has painted broad volume shapes to make the game look more advanced in tech than it actually was. I contributed the pipeline method for the player character art system and a large percentage of the characters that shipped with the game. Many NPCs and monsters. {Read more}

 

 

  • Modular, minimal specific modeling, UVs, Texturing for an MMO with a strict PC compatibility standard.

 

  • Creation of concept art for character sets spanning different cultures and genders.

 

  • Creation of modular, customizable human characters, armor and clothes.

 

  • Creation of monsters of human and giant scale.

 

  • Creation of massive “point of interest” sculptures for environments.

 

  • Training and Mentorship for the Character team in best practices, artistry and the use of Photoshop, Bodypaint and 3DMax.

 

  • Developed a new “volume based” painting philosophy and procedure to make costumes look more NextGen than they actually were.

 

  • Pipeline research and implementation for improved aesthetic results and faster productivity.

 

  • Evaluation of production risks, and anticipation of potential problems.

 

  • Creation of Pipelines, export tools and training materials to automate lengthy export procedures that saved the character team a significant amount of schedule time while making thousands of color and detail variations for character customization.

 

  • It was a lead role, but the company had no titles or distinctions in the art department.

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