Jacob Gamm Interview

Name : Jacob Gamm

Job Title : Illustrator/Concept Artist and Games Designer

Organisation : Freelance

Sector : Video Games

Web Link :  artofjacobgamm.co.uk

Interview Date : 4/11/2015

Location : Indie Games Meetup, Islington

Short Biography

Graduate from Falmouth Illustration and Brunel Games Design MA.  Previously worked as an intern for DERP Studios and currently looking for work as a freelance illustrator or concept artist/games designer.


1. What current technologies and tools fulfill your needs in your practice?

Mac Platform, Collage, Photoshop, Wacom Tablet

2. What technologies do you see emerging in the next 5-10 years?

Corel Painter Illustration software

3. Could you identify any strengths and weaknesses with these technologies?

Cross platform operation is difficult, software packages not well integrated, no comprehensive solution


4. Do you think there are additional technologies or tools needed, or that you would wish for?

Large screen tablets with ability to paint directly onto the screen at commercial prices..


5. If these were available what would you be creating?

Easier to create more traditional style of illustration not always based on realism

6. Can you see any strengths and weakness involved?

Will bring more artists into the games industry, will enable easy flipping between traditional art and computer art

7. What do you recommend to fill the gap between creators and technology providers?

Creativity exists in both games technologists and artists but it is a different kind of applied creativity based on problem solving. Better communication and collaboration needed