That said, I am still surprised by how well everything worked out in the end considering the circumstances. I would have never thought that a project of this scale and complexity would be manageable over the internet…
Gareth Coker is a Los Angeles-based composer who received his education at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, studying both composition and film scoring respectively. Having visited and or lived in different countries, Gareth has been influenced by many cultures which have found their place in his music. Since he moved to Los Angeles in 2009, Gareth has worked on various different projects through which he gained a foothold in the industry – with the most notable one being Ori and the Blind Forest.
Piotr Jabłoński is a self-taught freelance artist based in Białystok, Poland. At first, he was interested in graffiti and street art, but after that he found out about digital art and was infatuated by it. Having attended the Technical University of Białystok, where he studied Architecture and Urbanism, he chose instead to move onto something else and pursue a career in the visual arts. Now, he works as a freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator.
Pavel Sokov is a freelance artist who was self-taught up until he was twenty-four – at that point, he quit his secure job in marketing, instead choosing to move to California to attend the Watts Atelier of the Arts. Within less than a year, he was commissioned to work on a portrait of Vladimir Putin for Time Person of the Year issue. As of the beginning of this year, he’s working on commissioned portraits of Saudi Arabian royalty which are to hang in the government offices.
Ryan Gitter is a Concept Artist based in Austin, United States of America. He’s employed as a Senior Concept Artist at Certain Affinity, and has worked on several notable projects including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Halo 4, and PlanetSide 2 to name a few.
Colin Thomas is a Character Artist who’s currently based in Los Angeles (US). He’s go more than six year’s worth of experience working as an artist in the entertainment industry, and has worked as a freelancer as well as in-house at various studios. He has contributed high-end models for cinematic trailers as well as in-game use. He has been working at Naughty Dog as a Senior Character Artist for nearly three years.
The society’s attitudes toward art have changed a great deal, especially after the tradition had been thoroughly dismantled around the mid 60s. In a way, the arts have lost their original purpose, before, they were a means of reconciliation with our finite existence, ceding place to clever manipulation and epatage, retaining nothing but superficial features.
Jorgen Grotdal is an eighteen year old self-taught graphic designer based in Trondheim, Norway. He specializes in branding, typography and icon design, and has been working as a freelancer for the past five years. Two years back, he established the Ligature Collective; an art collective focused on vintage and modern typography. The art collective is a notable one as it encompasses a lot of renown typographers and serves as an inspiration to a vast amount of aspiring artists.