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 !
Global Game Jam 2019
A group photo at Oakville's Sheridan College location.
A company photo from summer of 2018.
Sago Mini: Summer
An illustration I did for Sago Mini's marketing team (early 2018).
Global Game Jam 2018
My team and I posing with our custom controller for our game "eko."
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 Toronto invited a select number of student groups to receive feedback prior to the 2017 Level Up Showcase.
Level Up Student Showcase logo
Listening to the #1ReasonToBe talk at GDC 2017
TCAF Comics x Games
Showcasing Unspokin at TCAF as part of the Comics x Games Showcase
TCAF CxG logo
Showcasing Unspokin at digifest 2017
Global Game Jam 2017
Participating in the Global Game Jam at Toronto's George-Brown location
GBC Global Game Jam logo
Showcasing Unspokin at AMD for employees who could not attend the 2017 Level Up Showcase
Sherpa Games interns with Warren Currell
After receiving my BA at Sheridan College's 2017 convocation.
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
Myself and a group of students participated the the 2015 Level Up Student Showcase
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