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An evening with Joseph Hobbs

Christian Avigni

Christian Avigni posted on

We started last week with the sold out “An Evening With… Joseph Hobbs”.
Joseph is a Lead Prop Artist at Ubisoft Annecy and is currently working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
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During the talk, Joseph spoke about his career path, his job at Ubisoft and gave great tips to all our students that will soon start job hunting: what to have on their portfolio, interview advice and what to expect in their first job.
Check down some notes from the event:

  • Do not post unfinished work. Your portfolio is not the place for WIP, post it on forums instead if you are looking for critique;
  • For each asset, make sure to start by showing an image and not a video;
  • Don’t render on black or white background as it will make your asset flat and hard to read;
  • A good camera framing is very important;
  • Light your work properly and show off your materials;
  • Don’t use a resolution too high (cough 4K cough) for a small generic prop, aim for a 512x512 ratio for 1 meter of space if you want to impress;
  • Show your wireframes and texture breakdows.
    Besides the amazing advices, Joseph also wanted to leave a very important message to all junior artists: be persistent, never stop working and improving your art; that’s the only way to achieve your dream job.
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    We would like to thank Ubisoft and Joe for joinning us for another sucessfull "Evening with".
An evening with Joseph Hobbs
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