"All the world's a stage. And all the men and women are merely players." And I have the controller.
Hey! I'm Jerrod, a senior game design major driving from a small town called Minonk.
I have a B.A. in Theatre (hence the Shakespeare quote) from Eureka College, alma mater to our 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan (the actor), and had decided to return to school to pursue another favorite hobby of mine: video games.
I've always been attracted to games that do that one little thing that sets it apart from the others. Whether it's the use of a particular art style, a story that sucks you in, its score, or any combination of those, I hope to one day take those aspects and create something memorable and that everyone can enjoy.
When I'm not painstakingly putting walls together by their vertices or making audiobooks (putting that theatre degree to use), I'm at work as a bus monitor for kindergarten through second graders (who always keep me on my toes), trying to come up with new characters, and, of course, partaking in theatre whenever the chance arises.
Because even life needs a little song and dance now and then, right?
They say you find inspiration in your everyday life. I just turned to my cat for inspiration. It was fun getting his markings since every cat is unique. The other fun part will be making him into a three dimensional model. Made using Clip Studio Paint with an XP-Pen Artist10s tablet.
One of my few non-school projects. In my hometown, we had a new restaurant open up. My parents became good friends with the owner of which they just happen to inform him I'm majoring in interactive media. The man featured is modeled after the owner's father who, as the logo shows, enjoyed boxing. Made in Adobe Illustrator.
Some concept art based off a character one of my teammates made for our AR game project. Raven will be one of our playable characters. This was also made to help me get used to my new tablet that I had recently acquired beforehand. Made in Clip Studio Paint on an XP-Pen Artist10s tablet.