Thursday, 18 December 2014

Introduction #02

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to visit our blog!

As Andy has already introduced us as a team, I'll get right down to it and introduce myself;

My name is Dan, a Freelance Illustrator and Character Artist who dabbles in various areas of art and design, from Logo Design to Album Cover artwork I like to spread my skills across numerous media. I work in any media and even though I have developed skills in using software like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3DS Max and Game Engines, there's nothing I like more than to get out the paints or inks and attack the page in front of me (in a strictly creative way of course).

Though I have always been interested in art, It wasn't until I played the Final Fantasy Series of video games that I took an interest in looking at working in game development... Once I met Andy it wasn't long before I was drawing out his game concepts and bringing his ideas to life. Games such as Chrono Trigger, Okami, Final Fantasy 9 and Ni No Kuni have cemented my love for the art of game design over the years, whereas artists such as as Yoshitaka Amano are responsible for inspiring me to keep pushing my boundaries as an independent artist.

Though largely concentrating my higher education in Graphic Design and Digital Media, my final years in University were spent studying Game Art where my main focus became becoming an Illustrator and Character artist. Upon leaving University I reached out to various independent musicians, and soon after working with Nerdcore Rap artist Random a.k.a Mega Ran found myself establishing myself among other like-minded people within the community, creating work for Mister Wilson, Alpha Riff, SkyBlew, Tina Estes, Mr. Miranda, Doug Funnie, DDSluggers, Red Label Productions and numerous others. This is also the time when I worked alongside Andy to create our first game together, for the Handy Chaps Project, in which I created all the in-game artwork and graphics. 

Be sure to keep your eyes out, as we will be posting more updates on our various collaborations and projects on here in the near future!




Monday, 15 December 2014


Hello and thank you for visiting the Chill Team's blog!

We are a team that focus's primarily on Game Design. As a team we have made a Flash game for a Handy Men company called Handy Chaps that they will be using for their website, and are also currently in the process of designing a number different RPG game series, each one being vastly different from each other in terms of lore, characters, gameplay and general mechanics of each of them. 

On top of this, we often do personal work or get business from various people who want projects done to our particular skill sets.  

Our aim with this blog is to show off our work, both paid and personal. So that we have a live portfolio of our work that people and perspective employers can view.  

About myself -

My name is Andy, I am a games writer and a games designer that has always had a keen interest in Games and how they work. 

I played and enjoyed many games throughout my childhood, but the game that truly made me want to pursue this passion for Video Games was Final Fantasy VII. 

For me, this was my first time playing an extremely in-depth RPG. It brought many elements together extremely well such as the story, the characters, the overall mechanics and the general lore of the universe that it had been set in. It made me realise that this was what I wanted to do with my life. 

From here, I began to write my own stories, create my own characters and worlds with their own lore and history. These then began to spiral out into actual game ideas and eventually I began to write them as game design documents with everything about the game written in them.

I created many of these documents over the years and soon decided I wanted to further this in a career. I studied Computer Games Design at Staffordshire University and have since continued to further my skills in this area. I have created 3 new concepts that I aim to create into full games for everyone to enjoy, as well as writing a novel series and creating the design documents for the Handy Chaps project, which also included doing sound and Action Script 3.0 work. 

That is all for now, so thank you for reading and we hope that you will enjoy the work that we do.