My name is Siamak. My 14 years of professional experience as a character artist include working with companies like Sledgehammer Games, Suckerpunch, Ubisoft, Realtime UK, PlasticWax, Shadows in Darkness and many more. As well as the game industry, I’ve also worked on films, commercials and cinematic projects.
In over a decade working as an artist I’ve built up a lot of knowledge not just about the technical side of the job but also about the industry and how to break into it, overcome challenges and build a successful, rewarding career as a professional artist. I share my advice, tips and knowledge with you via my YouTube series. Follow me on YouTube and Instagram for regular updates.
In this video, I talk about applying for jobs as an artist in the game industry. you can use these tips in the VFX industry as well. Also these rules could apply to other jobs in the industry as well. applying for jobs could be frustrating but once you get more experienced, you will eventually learn the best practices and you will be able to increase your chances to get hired.
In this video, I explain how characters are made for video games and share the whole process and the pipeline. this video is a good general idea for anyone to understand the pipeline better! if you want to work in the game industry as a character artist, you will definitely need to have some general knowledge about the character art pipeline and the process. when you go to game job interviews, they will ask you key questions about the process and the way you answer them shows how much experience you have. This is the first part and I had to split it into two parts so that I can explain the whole process.
In this video, I explain how characters are made in video games and I share the whole process and the pipeline. this video is a good general idea for anyone to understand the pipeline better! if you want to work in the game industry as a character artist, you will definitely need to have some general knowledge about the character art pipeline and the process. when you go to game job interviews, they will ask you key questions about the process and the way you answer them shows how much experience you have. This is the 2nd part and I talk about highres modeling, lowres modeling, UV and baking, Texturing and Look Development.
In this video, I talk about character artist's responsibilities in game studios. I talk about different positions from Junior to Lead character artist. In order to be successful and perform your best, as a character artist you need to master different skills such as designing characters, modeling, sculpting, anatomy knowledge, shading, lighting. I hope you guys enjoy this video and find it useful.
In this video, I am sharing my progress as an artist in over a decade. I talk about some of my works and I explain how each work helped me on the way. I shared some useful tips that I wish I had access to when I started my Journey 18 years ago! I have been working as an artist in the game industry for years and also I worked on films, commercials, and different game cinematics. I know the challenges and difficulties that artists go through to achieve their goals and I think this video would give you some motivation to not stop and work harder whether you are an artist or work in any other field! the message is the same regardless of your occupation.
As someone who worked hard since the age of 18 and had no support in life, I thought sharing my experience would help those who are younger than me and are at the beginning of their journey to their success. In this video, I talk about what it would take to become successful! to me, success is a combination of financial success, business success, and personal success. success in all these 3 areas will give you a sense of fulfillment in life and you will be a happier person throughout your life. All successful people have rules and habits and they follow those through their entire life. Keeping the right habits and following the right rules is the secret! I put together a list of 17 rules key that I personally follow and I believe these 17 key rules can change your life significantly and leads you to success! 1) passion 2) early bird 3) goals and 14 more rules that I follow! Some of these rules are so simple and we don't take them seriously just because of their simplicity! Reading and adding to your knowledge is one of these simple rules! we have access to so much information but we take the modern time that we are in for granted and never really take full advantage of it! I hope you find this video interesting and watch it all to the end! Please let me know what do you think and do you feel that you are getting closer to your success?