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My name is Will Willis.

I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 after studying Games Production BSc, achieving a first class honours degree. 

Recently graduated in Creative Technologies MSc. This course consisting of one year long project, with mine focusing on mental health in game design, creating a VR game to raise mental health awareness. 

Alongside this, I currently work on a co-op dungeon crawler game called Substratum: Into the Depths, with the development team consisting of myself, a programmer, and a concept artist. 

During my experience at university, I constantly tried out new software with my projects. With so many small projects going on, this meant I could try a new workflow or software and see whether it works or not. During this time I also worked as a Student Ambassador for two years and a Student Mentor for one year. This meant I could do more of what I love, working with others on new, and exciting projects. 

In my spare time, I like to play video games, explore, and watch films. With my biggest passtime being learning new production methods and technologies, incorporating them into my projects and games. 

In the near future I'd love to work as a full-time game designer. My university experience showed various times that I can live up to the challenges set before me, and that giving me a chance to prove myself is always a great idea. My talent and commitment to my work can be seen in my previous experience, academic achievements, and portfolio. 


The Game Jam team


Areas of Focus

  • Gameplay Design

  • Prototyping 

  • Level Design 

  • Environment Design 

  • Environment Art

  • Prop Art

  • Whiteboxing 

  • Narrative Design

  • Game Design Documents

Game Engines


  • Autodesk Suite (3ds Max, Maya, Mudbox)

  • Zbrush

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Quixel Suite

  • Substance Painter

  • Substance Alchemist

  • Speed Tree 

  • Cinema 4D 

  • World Machine

  • OptiTrack - Motion Capture

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Microsoft Office 

  • Unreal Engine


Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies -  Distinction 

2019 - 2020

Creative Technologies MSc. 

Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies - First Class Honours Degree 

2015 - 2018

Games Production BSc.


Freelance 3D artist, designer 

2018 - Current

As a freelancer I've been involved in various projects including the creation of assets and modular environment kits from scratch according to the client brief, starting from design through to final in-engine use. 

Student Mentor

2017 - 2018

As a mentor I assisted students on their projects and helped guide them towards the outcomes they aimed for. This involved assistance with modelling and texturing, production management, and creative direction. 

Confetti Game Jam 2020

March 2020

As part of this team-focused event I assisted in the planning and hosting of the jam. This allowed me to further develop skills in technical problem solving, rising to challenge to create a high quality event. 

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