Adventure, Travel, Photography, and some Digital Art to pay the bills…
Given half a chance, I’m somewhere with mountains, or forests, or wilderness, or wildlife, or better yet – all of the above.
I love travel, exploring new places, and spending time anywhere that’s past that minimum-required-effort-for-peace-and-tranquility threshold. It’s usually not much more than an hour’s hike away from a given trail-head… just enough so that 90% of people don’t get that far. It’s bliss once you’re there.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit 26 countries so far, 70° North to 5° South , 125° East to 127° West, and have an ever-growing list of places in the must-see column… that list never really seems to do anything but grow. So many places, so little annual leave. Some of them, I would happily go back to time-and-again… there’s some I’d love to move to permanently given the chance (I’m looking at you, Vancouver Island ), but in the mean time… just gotta’ keep seeing as many as I can!
Done so far:
England – France – Luxembourg – Belgium – Netherlands – Germany – Denmark – Norway – Iceland – Spain – Portugal – Switzerland – Italy – Czech Republic – Austria – Croatia – Serbia – Sri Lanka – Maldives – Indonesia – Bahamas – USA – Singapore – Monaco – Canada – Sweden
High up on the to-do list:
Madagascar – Chile – Costa Rica – New Zealand – Antarctica
When I’m not able to be out in the wild, sea to one side, mountains to the other, preferably with a bear on the trail up ahead, you’ll find me stuck behind a desk and some screens working away on the latest Digi Monsters projects – usually some hard-surface modelling in Maya & texturing in Substance Painter.
I co-founded The Digi Monsters Ltd – A Digital Art Studio for VFX, TV, Film & Games – back in 2016 with 3 other colleagues, and am a Director & 3D Artist there as my day-job.
“The Digi Monsters Ltd is a full-service Games Artwork & VFX studio.
We are a tight-knit team of specialists who design, create and deliver captivating content for a diverse range of digital industries; from Games to VR/AR to VFX and more.
The Digi Monsters was founded by industry veterans (that’s me, along with the other founders) with decades of experience working for the likes of Activision & Sony, on AAA titles ranging from Call Of Duty to Guitar Hero, and many more. We offer experience and expertise at every point in the pipeline and at any stage of a project cycle from inception, through production to final delivery and marketing.
If you have any projects that need some CGI, give us a shout!”