ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Katherine Elliott! A game designer and artist from Toronto, Canada. I graduated from Sheridan College's Honours BA of Game Design in April 2017. Currently doing freelance art for a local mobile game studio. Available for additional freelance work or full-time positions.

My areas of expertise are game design and character design. I did my final thesis on Non-Playable Character design and it's effects on player experience in casual games. I also excel at both 2D and 3D art.

My personal work draws a lot of inspiration from nature, folklore, history, children's media, and (most importantly) the people around me!

For more information, feel free to contact me at elliottkat4@gmail.com!

Global Game Jam 2019

Global Game Jam 2019

A group photo at Oakville's Sheridan College location.

Sago Mini

Sago Mini

A company photo from summer of 2018.

Sago Mini: Summer

Sago Mini: Summer

An illustration I did for Sago Mini's marketing team (early 2018).

Global Game Jam 2018

Global Game Jam 2018

My team and I posing with our custom controller for our game "eko."

Level Up Showcase 2017

Level Up Showcase 2017

My team and I receiving the 1st place People's Choice Award for our game Unspokin.

Ubisoft Game Review 2017

Ubisoft Game Review 2017

Ubisoft Toronto invited a select number of student groups to receive feedback prior to the 2017 Level Up Showcase.

Level Up Student Showcase logo

Level Up Student Showcase logo

GDC #1ReasonToBe

GDC #1ReasonToBe

Listening to the #1ReasonToBe talk at GDC 2017

TCAF Comics x Games

TCAF Comics x Games

Showcasing Unspokin at TCAF as part of the Comics x Games Showcase

TCAF CxG logo

TCAF CxG logo

digifest 2017

digifest 2017

Showcasing Unspokin at digifest 2017

Global Game Jam 2017

Global Game Jam 2017

Participating in the Global Game Jam at Toronto's George-Brown location

GBC Global Game Jam logo

GBC Global Game Jam logo

AMD

AMD

Showcasing Unspokin at AMD for employees who could not attend the 2017 Level Up Showcase

Sherpa Games

Sherpa Games

Sherpa Games interns with Warren Currell

Convocation

Convocation

After receiving my BA at Sheridan College's 2017 convocation.

Ubisoft Game Review 2015

Ubisoft Game Review 2015

Ubisoft Toronto invited a select number of student groups to receive feedback prior to the 2015 Level Up Showcase.

Level Up Showcase 2015

Level Up Showcase 2015

Myself and a group of students participated the the 2015 Level Up Student Showcase

EXPERIENCE

Consumer Products Assistant at Sago Mini

CONTRACT - March - December 2017

Assisted with general production aid including documentation, sales calls, customer care, and shipping for Sago Mini.

Speaker (How to Make a Game) at ConBravo

VOLUNTEER - July 2017

Spoke on a panel about how to begin making your first game. A talk geared towards aspiring designers that was about the joys paper prototyping and game jams.

Assistant Coordinator at Hamilton Paper Game Jam

VOLUNTEER - June 2017 - July 2017

Worked with a team of volunteers to organize the third Hamilton Paper Bag Game Jam in which participants but create a game incorporating a surprise theme in a 48 hour span.

Art Director / QA Lead at 5Horsemen Games

STUDENT PROJECT - September 2016 - April 2017

Worked with a team of 5 people for 8 months on Unspokin, our final year project at Sheridan College. Responsible for concept art, high-poly sculpts, texturing as well as moderating playtests, bug documentation and testing. Our game won 1st place People's Choice Award and 2nd place Artistic Achievement at Toronto's Level Up Showcase and was shown at a variety of venues including TCAF.

2D Artist at Sherpa Games

INTERNSHIP - February 2016 - April 2016

Created all in-game assets for a mobile tower-defence game within the span of 3 months. Worked with the art director, producer and project manager to ensure the client's needs were met.

Production Artist at Sago Mini

FREELANCE - January 2018 - Current

Working with the Sago Mini team to create artwork for their award-winning preschool apps. Previously worked on Big City, Zoo, Village, and Airport. Currently working on an unannounced app.

Caricature Lead at Kaman's Art Shoppes (Canada's Wonderland)

April 2014 - August 2015

Maintained top-ranking caricature sales during the summers of 2014

and 2015 by consistently creating caricatures of excellent quality. Also responsible for training newly hired staff, stocking supplies, and

calculating inventory.