Summary:

I’m a Texture Artist based in the UK who is currently working as a freelance texture artist and tutor.
I enjoy creating environments with my focus on texture creation, sculpting and 3D painting.

Software:

Maya - Photoshop - Zbrush - 3DS Max - Unreal Engine - Substance Designer - Quixel Suite - Headus UVLayout - Unity

Skills:

High/Low Poly Modelling - Sculpting - Texture Creation (PBR & Procedural) - UV Layout - Python Programming - UE4 Blueprints

Professional Experience:

Freelance Texture Artist - (July 2016 - Present)
Working with clients to create high quailty textures.
Clients:
Textures.com

3DMotive - Author - (May 2015 - Present)
Creating High Quality Training videos using software like Unreal Engine 4.
Current tutorials :
Dynamic Materials in UE4, Light Propagation in UE4, UMG in UE4, Introduction to Blueprints in UE4, Introduction to UE4, Materials in UE4.

Abertay University - Lab Assistant - (Sept 2015 - Dec 2015)
I was helping out with a first year module called 'Asset production for games'. The module was to design and create art for both a small 2D and 3D game.

University of Derby - Assistant Lecturer - (Oct 2014 - April 2015)
I was an Assistant Lecturer at the University helping second years. 
I helped with the modules called 'Applied Game Art Production' and 'Real-Time Environments'.

Creative Experience:

Starry Skies - Poly Leaf/Game Jam- Released (2015)
Starry Skies is a game that was created during the Extra Life Charity Event in 2015. 
My role was making gameplay using Blueprints and little art.

Insight - Student Game - Unreleased (2015)
Insight was a VR ready game for the Oculus Rift.
My role on this project was Props, Textures & Shaders, Lighting, VFXs, Optimization & GUIs. 

Bactriods - Game Jam -Released (2013)
My role was creating the art plus some GUI and Menu programming.

Light Pollution - Criterion Games - Unreleased (2012)
This project was during work experience at Criterion Games.
My role was creating the Environment art.

Education:

Masters Professional in Games Development
Abertay University
2015 - 2016

BA Hons Computer Games Modelling & Animation
University of Derby
2012 - 2015
First Class Honours Degree

Awards & Achievements:

Swindon College Guest Lecture - 2016
BAFTA Crew Games Program - 2016/17

Scholarship
- BAFTA Scholar 2015/16
Award - People's Choice Award for Insight (Games @ Derby Expo 2015)

Contact:

Email - kylehorwood@gmail.com
Contact Number - (+44) 7854-360-251

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