Full name

Nicholas Sweetman


Game Art Director & Lecturer


A solid industry background of 9 years in games working in the U.K. and Finland.
Over 15 published computer game titles on the Playstation, Xbox, PC & Mobile.
Now teaching game arts as a freelancer in Finland.


Lecturer of Game Art


Helsinki · July 2012 – Present

Lecturing game graphics subjects in the following schools:

• Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
• Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
• Stadin Ammattiopisto
• Laajasalo Opisto
• Amiedu
• Aalto University

Courses include: 2d Character and Background design, Digital Painting and 2D Animation.

Lecturer Of Game Art

Kajaani Ubiversity of Applied Sciences

Kajaani · January 2010 – July 2012 (Full-Time)

• Writing and teaching the game art curriculum for all modules on the game production program.

• Modules include: Concept Art and Pre-Production, 3d Modelling/Texturing and Animation.

• Advising and mentoring first and second year game artists.

• Art directing students during real commercial game projects.

• Acting as both producer and art director during a collaboration with television station YLE
and game students.

• Organising workshops given by game industry professionals.

Senior 2d/3d Artist

Digital Chocolate Game Studios

Helsinki · 2005 – 2010

• Designing 2d and 3d graphics for games such as characters, props, user interfaces,
concept art, track decoration, logos, icons and animation.

• Leading a team of artists on iPhone and mobile projects.

• Training and advising junior artists.

• Capturing, editing and creating motion graphics for new game releases.

• Designing marketing assets including preview and release screen shots.

• Keeping schedules and making sure that the overall style is consistent.

• Giving feedback to internal and external artists.

• Providing training to studio artists in After Effects, 3d Studio Max and Photoshop.

2d/3d Artist


London · 2002 – 2005

• Cinesite – Special Effects Company
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Creating 3d camera tracks for the film.

• Picasso Pictures – Animation Studio
Children’s BBC Commercials – 3d Modelling, texturing, lighting and character design.

• Plan#47 Co Director and Lead Artist – 3d Modelling, texturing, animation and rendering
for a music video called Plan#47, broadcast on the ITV television channel.

• Tokyoplastic – Animation Studio 3d Modelling for a Microsoft MSN Campaign.

2d/3d Game Artist

Rebellion Game Studios

Oxford U.K. · 1998 – 2002

2d Artist and 3d Modeller working on games for the Playstation, X-box and PC.

• 3d Modelling and texturing of props, objects and characters.

• Concept art, user interface design and animation.

• Credits include:
The Mummy, Rainbow 6, Jesse James, Delta Force, Largo, Gunlock and Wardog.


Pedagogical Studies in Vocational Education

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Finland · 2013 – 2015

Completed 60 credits of vocational teacher education training in Finland.
Covers the three core competence areas:
• Guidance, Counseling and Teaching
• Work Community and Networking
• Research and Development

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Hertfordshire University

Finland · January 2010 – September 2012

Online top up degree based on a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design completed in England.
Modules include: Critical & Cultural Studies, Self Promotion & Final Major Project.

Higher National Diploma Graphic Design

Amersham & Wycombe College

Amersham, U.K. · Sept 1993 – July 1995

Course content includes: Photography, Computer Design and Illustration.

Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design

Amersham & Wycombe College

Amersham, U.K. · Sept 1991 – July 1993

Painting, Figure Drawing, Computer Studies & Photography.

Pre-Diploma in General Art & Design

Amersham & Wycombe College

Amersham · Sept 1990 – June 1991

1 year intensive course of drawing and painting.

2013 Ones to Watch , Bafta
I trained the game artist on the project Minttu Meriläinen
2008 Gold Award- Tower Bloxx Delux (Mobile) , Pocket Gamer
Concept Shots & Additional 3D Art
2008 Silver Award – Mini Golf Magic 3D , Pocket Gamer
Senior 3d Artist
2007 Silver Award – Tornado Mania 3d , Pocket Gamer
Senior 3d Artist
2007 Silver Award – Roller Coaster Rush 3D , Pocket Gamer
Senior 3d Artist
2006 Bronze Award – Beach Ping Pong , Pocket Gamer
Senior 3d Artist
2006 Silver Award – Santa’s Tower Bloxx 3D , Pocket Gamer
Senior 3d Artist

Metropolia Laajasalo Kajaani Stadin AV Aalto AmiEdu


Art Management and Direction


Photoshop, Illustrator, Spine, Corel Painter, 3ds Max, After Effects