John Griffiths
John Griffiths
Lead Artist @ Fabrik Games
Manchester, United Kingdom

Summary

I am a proactive, self-motivated and versatile 3D artist with almost ten years combined experience. I have worked on a variety of projects from animated short films and advertisements, to video games and Virtual Reality productions.

I thoroughly enjoy creating rich, immersive and beautiful worlds. Every environment I create has an important and unique character that underpins the style and success of the final production. However, I also understand that a good environment should never distract the audience or player from the plot or goal.

I am very skilled in many 3D and 2D production packages and have considerable strength in environment art and the areas that it encompasses. I have managed, directed and supervised other artists and possess and in-depth knowledge of production pipelines.

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Skills

Pre-vizLook DevelopmentAsset creationAsset Modularity3D ModelingDigital SculptingUV MappingShadingPBR TexturingWorld BuildingSet DressingLightingCompositionOptimisation

Software proficiency

Modo
Modo
Maya
Maya
ZBrush
ZBrush
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Houdini
Houdini
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
SpeedTree
SpeedTree
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Unity
Unity
Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere

Reel

Productions

  • Ninjago cover small
    • Video Game
      LEGO Ninjago Movie
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      TT Fusion
  • Lego dimensions
    • Video Game
      LEGO Dimensions - Batman Movie Add-on
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      TT Fusion
  • Lego star wars tfa
    • Video Game
      LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      TT Fusion
  • Lego jurassic world
    • Video Game
      LEGO Jurassic World
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      TT Fusion
  • Knights
    • Movie
      Knights Quest 4D
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Glacier race
    • Movie
      Glacier Race
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Dinosafari
    • Movie
      Dino Safari
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Minecart
    • Movie
      Wild West Mine Ride 3D
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Spacechase
    • Movie
      Space Chase
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Western
    • Movie
      The Good, The Bad and a Horse
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Lostworld
    • Movie
      The Lost World
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • 20k
    • Movie
      20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Elvis
    • Movie
      Elvis Rocks
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Sherlockholmes
    • Movie
      Sherlock Holmes 4D
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Head of Assets / 3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Robinhood
    • Movie
      Robin Hood 4D
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Sleighride
    • Movie
      Sleighride 4D
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D
  • Dracula
    • Movie
      Dracula 4D
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      3D Artist
    • Company
      Red Star 3D

Experience

  • Lead Artist at Fabrik Games
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    February 2020 - Present

  • Lead/Principal Artist at Evidential
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    June 2018 - January 2020

    Working with Virtual Reality in a forensics environment

    Creating 3D scenarios from conception to final quality

    Pipeline implementation and management

    Leading and mentoring junior artists

  • Environment Artist at TT Fusion
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    September 2014 - May 2018

    Environment Artist on the LEGO video games franchise

    Ability to take a level from design block to final artwork

    Experience with bug fixing

  • Head of Assets at Red Star 3D
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    November 2010 - August 2014

    Over three years' experience managing, directing and supervising a team of artists

    Responsible for the production of all assets across a variety of projects

    Developed excellent skills in 3D modelling, shading, texturing and set dressing

    Able to adapt to new art styles and maintain visual consistency throughout production

    Proven record of learning new software and pipelines quickly

    Ability to train other artists in software techniques and pipeline

    Worked as a member of a team and collaborated with other artists

    Acquired excellent planning, organisation and time management skills

    Demonstrated strong problem solving skills

    Gained experience in stereoscopic 3D across a variety of short films and ride simulations

  • Digital Artist at Red Star 3D
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    January 2010 - November 2010

    Designing, modelling and texturing of environment and prop assets for use in 4D short film productions