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An evening with Kevin Mcdowell

Last week we kept the momentum going for the 2nd installment of Escape’s Virtual ‘Evening With…’ series by welcoming special guest Kevin McDowell! 

Kevin McDowell has been the Art Director for SEGA’s Massive PC strategy game series “Total War” for the past 20 years and has been working in video games for 23 years. As Art Director, his games have sold over 27 million copies. In 2012 he won a Bafta for Shogun 2: Total War.

In this fantastic talk, Kevin took us through his experiences in the games industry. The up’s, the down’s, the tough times and the good and even gave us a behind the scenes look into what it takes to be Art Director at Creative Assembly. 

Packed with great advice and some do’s and don’ts, this ‘Evening With…’ was sure to give some valuable information.

Games Art Tutor for the MA at Escape Studios. I have been teaching new creative talent for the past 10+ years, working worldwide at places including Alpha Channel and the University of Hertfordshire. I've also wrote numerous published books about Unreal Engine including; UDK Basics, Level Design and Documentation and UDK Games scenarios integratio as well creating game assets for the next generation consoles such as the racing game ‘Pacer’.

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