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d3t welcomes Joe Sharpe, Senior UI Artist

30th Jan 2024


Tell us a bit of information about your experience/career background?

I started my career working on in-browser, kids ‘edutainment’ games; including a Club Penguin inspired game for Discovery Kids called ‘Dino Builders’ that I think is long gone now (That was 10 years ago!? What even is time!?)

I then worked in the mobile gambling industry for 7 years, where I worked my way up to Principal Artist at InTouch Games. However, I’m really excited (and a bit nervous) to finally be able to professionally work on console and PC game UI with you of the team at d3t and Coconut Lizard!

Why d3t?

Out of all the interviews I had, the vibes from d3t seemed right. And the kind of projects the studio is co-developing on was an opportunity for me to take my career in the direction I’ve wanted it to go for quite a while.

What do you love about games?

They can be real works of art; purpose crafted worlds you can spend hours getting lost in. Where every building, plant, button, and action has been consciously designed to fit into a wholistic experience (hopefully!)

What games are you currently playing, and what is your favourite game?

I’ve nearly finished Tears of the Kingdom (however, I keep getting distracted running around collecting stuff!). And I’m also working my way through Lies of P and Death Stranding.

Shadow of the Colossus must be up there in my top favourites. As well as an old PS2 game called Primal – although the gameplay itself hasn’t held up I still like the world. Oh, and the SoulsBorne games, obvs. I actually really enjoyed Dark Souls 2 (DON’T AT ME!) ;)

Do you have any fun facts or hobbies?

I live in the West Midlands. It’s not really fun but it is a fact. And I’m currently trying to teach myself more about 3D modelling and Unity development to make a fan game based on the world of Primal I mentioned before. It’s slow progress and not amazing. But I’m happy with it, considering I didn’t know how to do any of it a year ago.

It’s on my blog here 👉 https://www.tumblr.com/joooe1989


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