Name

Adrian Migliazza

About

Senior Environment Artist/Skyboxes at Digital Extremes
September 2010 - Current

Former Environment Lead Artist at Silicon Knights
June 2000 – August 2009 (9 years 3 months)

Over 9 years experience developing environment art on various platforms from the Nintendo64 through to the Xbox 360. Passionate about art in general, particularly architecture - both real and fantastical. My classical animation background has given me a solid foundation not only in drawing, but in film and cinematic techniques. A further background in Psychology/Philosophy at the university level has honed my written and oral communication skills.

My responsibilities as a Lead Artist included:

  • Managing a team of 8-10 environment artists
  • Providing training to new artists and integrating them into the pipeline
  • Creating and maintaining department production schedules
  • Liaise with Producers, Directors and other departmental Leads.
  • Ensuring the vision of the Art Director is maintained during the creation of environment assets
  • Foresee, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues affecting in-game performance and memory related to environment streaming, lighting and construction.
  • Write and administer performance reviews
  • Provide feedback and guidance on the development of new pipelines/tools
  • Motivating, mentoring and ensuring artists on my team continue to grow, both professionally and artistically

  • Game Credits Include:

Warframe (PC, Console) - Environment Artist/Skyboxes (current)

Star Trek (PC, Console) - Environment Artist/Skyboxes (2010-2012)

Unannounced Project (2006-2009) - Lead Artist Environments

Too Human (Xbox 360, 2004-2006) - Assistant Lead Artist Environments

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (Nintendo Gamecube, 2002-2004) - Assistant Lead Artist Environments

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (Nintendo Gamecube, 2000-2002) - Artist Environments/Cinematics

Education
Sheridan College
Diploma, Classical Animation
1997 – 2000

York University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
1990 – 1993

Hobbies/Interests: Sports and more sports: hockey, football, baseball...Huge film buff/books on everything from ancient history to the space program/strategy video games and games heavy on the atmosphere and mature content

Specialties

  • Hard surface/Organic texturing and surfacing
  • Hard surface/Organic modelling
  • Lighting (V-Ray/Mental Ray)

Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of: 3dsMax
  • Photoshop
  • Zbrush
  • V-ray
  • Vue
  • Headus UV Layout
  • Working knowledge of: Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Mental Ray for 3dsMax
  • Source Management/Scheduling Software: Alienbrain
  • Perforce
  • Starteam
  • Hansoft