My name is Matt Taylor and I'm a 3D artist currently working on games for the gambling industry. I've learnt a wide range of skills since starting at Cool Games in 2008, where I have been mainly responsible for the creation of reel symbols, characters and environments for video slot machines. I am most passionate about character and prop design, and enjoy texturing.
I have strong skills in both 3D and traditional 2D art practices, but 3D has become both a job and a hobby to me. I am very passionate about video games and take much of my inspiration from both the latest current generation video games and classics alike. I find the treasures in the Uncharted games, for example, to be an ideal source of inspiration when it comes to creating reel symbols.
My workflow involves the use of Zbrush, 3DS Max/Maya, and Photoshop. I am responsible for designing, modeling, texturing, rigging and animating assets, as well as setting up lighting and rendering parameters for the final compositions.
On top of my passion for video games, I also have strong interests in movies, graphic novels, music and animation (particularly Japanese).