A s Art director, I was responsible for creating & maintaining the visual style of Dead Island 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, using Unreal4 engine.
I directed and managed a team of 4 concept artists and worked with external concept art studio SixMoreVodka to define visual benchmarks and design the overall look & feel for the game.
I also mentored and managed a team of 20+ in-house production artists & animators, ensuring quality control and sign-off over all produced art assets. I actively contributed to improve art processes, define best practices & implement new tools that would help deliver state-of-the-art quality defined by our visual benchmarks.
E3 Announcement Trailer
I collaborated with the CGI studio AxisAnimation that we commissioned for the creation of the E3 announcement trailer, first revealed in June 9, 2014.
As Art director, I shared in details the visual direction of the game, providing benchmark art concepts and in-game assets to AxisAnimation. I also reviewed various stages of the creation process of the trailer to ensure that the specific look & feel of the game was properly represented.
Released in August 2014, the “Sunshine and Slaughter” trailer is the only gameplay video that was ever made public. It features captured footage from a pre-alpha build that is not representative of the visual quality intended for the final release of the game. It gives however a good overview of some early visual designs for the zombies, player characters, weapons and bosses, as well as the general mood of the game.