Two Years of Overwatch, Seven Talented Alumni, Three Porfolio Tips

Posted May 22nd, 2018 by Bayli Anderson — Category: Alumni — 0 Comments

Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Heroes, courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Heroes, courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch turns two this month! We reveal the Gnomon alumni talents that have contributed to this game, and share three top tips for portfolio perfection

If you’ve had any interest in the video game industry during the past two years, you would be hard-pressed to still be in the dark about Blizzard Entertainment’s beloved team-based shooter. In IGN’s review of Overwatch, Vince Ingenito says, “[The game] exists at an intersection between design and artistry, a crossroad at which pure tactile joy meets refined, intelligent design to create a rare spark of magic.” As one of Blizzard’s flagship games, Overwatch continues to bring eSports to a general audience and has continuously inspired us with its engaging gameplay and engrossing art and animation.

To celebrate Overwatch’s second anniversary, we’re happy to announce the Gnomon graduates who had a hand in making this world-renown game a resounding success. Congratulations to the following alumni for their outstanding contributions:

  • Nathan Boyd, Senior Surfacing Artist
  • Alyssa Michaela Diaz, Technical Artist
  • Jessica Dru Johnson, Cinematic Artist
  • Casey McDermott, Cinematic Animator
  • Kirti Pillai, Lead Look Development Artist
  • Leticia Reinaldo Gillett, 3D Character Artist
  • James Wright, Cinematic Artist

Blizzard's Top Portfolio Tips

Are you looking to work alongside our remarkable alumni? Read on for some helpful tips for scoring a career at Blizzard Entertainment.

Last year, Gnomon had the pleasure of hosting Blizzard Entertainment’s Steve Aguilar and Jeff Parrott for an exclusive portfolio review and panel event with students. Here are our top three portfolio-improving takeaways from the amazing event:

Keep it simple
Your website or portfolio doesn’t need to be complicated. Keep the focus on the art.

Keep it clear
Be apparent with what you want to do. Character artists make characters. FX artists make explosions.

Keep it concise
Limit your portfolio to only your best pieces. Consider keeping it between three to five works.

For more advice, check out our interview with Casey McDermott on what it’s like to be an animator at Blizzard.

If you graduated from Gnomon’s Certificate in Digital Production Program and contributed to Overwatch, or you know someone that did, let us know, and we’ll add to the list!

Read more

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Image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment


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