- Environmental,Prop & UI/UX Artist
- Coventry, GB
Hi there ! My name is Alex Beddows. I am a 3D artist , but also a semi professional rugby League & union player.
At a young age I always took an interest in art and design, especially in games. I would sit in school talking about how I would change current popular games for the better, whether that be the narrative or how I different environment design would suit the world. I carried this passion through school and into collage, finishing a game design course with 3 Distinction*.
However I made a concious to not go into university. I personally felt as a creative that university was the wrong path to take. I thought I could gain so much more by working a retail job whilst picking up free lance work where possible and developing my skills at home.
The best attribute an artist can have is a hunger & desire to get better, for me it would have been the easy for me to be at the SGS and think to myself, ‘yeah this will do for a 19 year old’. But I still went home and worked on personal projects to improve further, learning new software, or techniques. I take a lot of pride that as a young lad I went my own way rather than following the crowd and went with my gut feeling of what suited me best. I knew for a fact if I worked hard and developed good habits & work ethic I could get into the Games industry.
Please do not read this and mistaken this for arrogance, I am aware that I am young, and have shortcomings, but I always work towards bettering myself every day. And I truly believe given a chance I can shine in a studio.
Lead Artist at Serious Games Studio
February 2013 – June 2015 Coventry
On top of my previous role of assist with the creation of assets, be it UI or 3D, I would sit in the client meetings to work out what would bets suit the client moving forward and I would liaise with the client sending content to them for feedback and produce a final product.
Multi media designer at Serious Games Studio
August 2012 – February 2013 Coventry
I would assist in the projects 5 day intervention for West Midland based SME’s. This can be anything that helps them move forward to seek further funding, from App prototypes to 3D asset creation.