My name is John Costello and I live in Melbourne, Australia.  I  attended  AIE  ‘Academy of Interactive Entertainment’ and graduated with a Diploma of Video Game Design & Development.   My primary focus is 3D environments and props made to a high quality for use with any low, high or next gen game/pipeline.

I’ve always loved doing art, I’m constantly studying and learning new things so I’m always improving and tuning my skills.

 


 

My skills:

  • Environment and prop art assets.
  • Ultra realism PBR and asset and texture creation
  • Proficient in High/Low poly modeling/baking
  • Mobile ready assets and optimisation.
  • Hand painted textures (Stylised & photo realistic).
  • UV efficiency and lightmapping.
  • Retopologizing & baking workflow.
  • Level Design.
  • Concepting.

 


 

Software:

  • Maya.
  • zBrush.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Premier & After Effects.
  • Substance Painter.
  • 3D Coat.
  • Quixel Suite.
  • xNormals.
  • Marmoset Toolbag 2.
  • UNITY 5.
  • SOURCE Engine.

 


 

Released Titles:

  • Flipper Fox – IOS, Android
  • The Orient Express – IOS, Android
  • Monster High: New Ghoul in School – PC, PS4, XBOX, WII, WIIU & 3Ds

 

Experience:

Unannounced Start up (2015 – Current)

  • Art Director

 

Torus (2015 – 2016)

  • 3D Artist (Generalist)

 

AIE Melbourne (2013-2014)

  • 1st Year Teacher Assistant.

 

Race of Dragons (PC) (2014)

  • Lead, Environment and Technical Artist.

 

Lost Reef (PC/Tablet) (2013 – 2014)

  • Lost Reef – Lead 3D Environment Artist

 

Faceless (PC) (2013 – 2014)

  • Blacklight Studios – Lead Level Designer.

 

Quxel

  • Quxiel Suite Beta Tester.

 


 

Education:

  • AIE Melbourne              – Advanced Diploma in Game Art & Design.      – Graduated 2014
  • BRIT                                 – Certificate 4 in Interactive Media & Design.   – Graduated 2012
  • Maryborough VCE.       – VCE Certificate.                                                     – Graduated 2001

 


 

References:

Mr Mitchell Cosgrave 

1st Year 3D Game Art Teacher

AIE Academy of Interactive Design

PH: 03 9820 8201

 

Mr Sam Mummery

2nd Year 3D Game Art Teacher

AIE Academy of Interactive Design

PH: 03 9820 8201

 

Brendan Bottomley

2nd Year 3D Game Art Teacher

AIE Academy of Interactive Design

PH: 03 9820 8201