Lecturer in Game Art
Art & Design Communication
Owen Simons is a Lead 3D artist and animation director with over 20 years industry experience. He has contributed to a diverse range of projects including computer games, animated TV series, adverts and educational videos. For 10 years he worked as CG Lead for Sun and Moon Studios, a prominent animation and games production company based in Bristol. He was responsible for overseeing all of the studios CG output and managed teams of artists in the creation of numerous game and animation projects. Recently he directed an ident for E4; designed and directed EyeGaze games for the gaming charity Special Effect; and lead a team of artists in the creation of a vast amount of 3d characters and props for the Games Workshop animated series “Hammer and Bolter”.
Owen developed his love for teaching whilst working at the University of Worcester as an associate lecturer, and now splits his time between a part time position as Technical Director for Sun and Moon Studios and as permanent member of the University’s Game Art teaching team. His modules focus on the development of technical and artistic skills in 3D asset creation, utilising his commercial experience and knowledge of industry standard workflows and techniques.
BA (Hons) Animation, University of Glamorgan (2001)
GAMA1105 Core Skills 3D: Props
GAMA1106 Core Skills 3D: Character Creation
GAMA3000 Game Art Portfolio Project