Artist using the left brain
While attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco Ian decided to take his love for 3D virtual worlds and make it a career. After graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts for Computer Animation he worked in the video game industry. Ian has worked for over a decade professionally as a Designer, Instructor, and Artist. During this time he has worked with six (6) different game and design studios. This experience gained Ian an advanced working knowledge of building a game from first concept, to final bug testing. He also understands the pipeline of product design. From a initial design sketches through a final digital sculpt in Zbrush to be a 3D printed object to a cast metal product or to be used in a video game engine. He continues to take classes to expand his knowledge and skill sets.
Ian now teaches at The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design as an instructor, as an author for Pluralsight, and takes commissions as a freelance artist. Translating what he has learned while working as a professional commercial artist, Ian molds and crafts the next generation of artists for their professional life.
Because of his advanced knowledge using multiple software packages he enjoys exchanging tricks of the trade with his peers.
Ian is currently rockn' it in Denver, Colorado.