ARCADE hires are coming thick and fast at the moment, and we are delighted to bring in our first Game Artist, the incredibly talented Dani Verburg! Dani will be based in our Netherlands office, and joins after impressing as a freelance artist on our National Gallery project. You can check out her portfolio here!
Welcome to Arcade, Dani! Tell us a bit about yourself.
Heya! I’m Dani, a Dutch game artist and illustrator! I’ve studied Game Art at the University of Arts located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and gained my Bachelors Degree in Creative Media and Game Technologies there.
What have you done that you're most proud of so far?
I am proud of my Game Art graduation project, which was an ambitious world building project as a proof of concept for my own action-adventure metroidvania game, as well as research about using colour psychology in visual storytelling.
Stunning work! Now you're moving to permanent role with us at Arcade, what are you most looking forward to?
Contributing to amazing projects that that give people unique and awesome experiences, as well as the amazing creatively inspiring team!
What excites you most about immersive technologies?
I love how the field of immersive technology is still so full of potential. I’d love to see where it goes in the future and how I can contribute to it as a member of Arcade.
Us too! Can't wait to start throwing your art into our projects. So, what do you get up to in your spare time?
I love to play video games like ‘The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth’ and ‘Hollow Knight’, and watch animated TV-shows like ‘The Owl House’ and ‘Amphibia’. I also love reading!
What sort of music are you likely to put on when you're in charge of the playlist?
Lots of different things! From ‘Monster Cat’ electro mixtapes to punk rock bands like ‘Nothing But Thieves’, to beautiful video games scores like Gareth Coker’s soundtrack for ‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’.
Yep, you pass! Anything else you think we should know or are prepared to admit to?!
Don’t be surprised if I suddenly show up in a conference call with an entirely different hair colour. I tend to just go from blue, to pink, to something else entirely unannounced. Keeps the creative energy flowing, ya know?