Dirk John

3D Character Artist & Animator

  • 3D Artist with a proven ability to develop high quality, life like characters and animations.
  • Solid understanding of game art and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in developing workflows and processes for designing characters for games.
  • Prototyping highly detailed 3D characters, photorealistic texture painting, retopologyzing, rigging, animating and rendering.
  • Advanced experience with 3ds max, Maya, ZBrush, Adobe Photoshop, Mudbox, Unity 3D and others.
  • Up to date with the latest 3D trends and cutting edge technology.


Freelance 3D Character Artist & Animator

Hamburg, Germany
July 2014 – present

Lead 3D Character Artist

Deep Silver FISHLABS

Hamburg, Germany
December 2013 – June 2014

Lead 3D Character Artist

FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH

Hamburg, Germany
March 2011 – November 2013

3D Artist

FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH

Hamburg, Germany
September 2005 – February 2011

Published Games

2012 Polar Rush Windows Intel
  Fanta Fruit Slam iOS, facebook Coca Cola, Ogilvy
2011 Waterslide 2 iOS  
  Snowboard Hero iOS  
2010 Barclaycard Rollercoaster Extreme iOS Barclaycard
2009 Barclaycard Waterslide Extreme iOS Barclaycard
2008 Burning Tires iOS  
  Gladiator Brew, Java  
  Snowboard Hero Java  
2007 Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam Brew  
  Blades & Magic Java  
2005 Planet Riders Java  


Academy of Art College

Computer Arts, 3D Modelling and Animation
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
San Francisco, CA, USA
1995 – 1999