Technical Artist

Quick Questions

PC or console

PC! I sometimes start playing a game on console but then I quickly realize that I could be playing something on the PC instead.

Go-to karaoke song

Never Gonna Give You Up.

Favorite Hitman map and why

Dartmoor! It was the first map I worked on so it’s a very special level for me.

Meal that reminds you of childhood

Stuvade makaroner! I don’t think it has an English translation, but it is basically pasta cooked in milk. One bite would bring me right back to my childhood.

Your secret superpower?

I know a lot of references from Scrubs.

Most and least favorite items on your desk

My favorite item is probably the little origami dragon a friend made. As for least favorite I don’t really keep anything on my desk that doesn’t make me happy.

Something you wish you knew more about

I’d like to learn how to prioritize what to learn.

Recommend three books, games or movies

Three games:
1. Pokémon Red/Blue
2. Diablo 2
3. Baldur’s gate: Dark Alliance 2

Deeper Questions

What do you do at IOI?

I’m a generalist Technical Artist so I do a bit of everything but when I have the option, I love working on VFX – so things like explosions, fire, smoke, wildlife or basically anything that is animated but not through bones. 

What's a feature you're proud to have added to HITMAN?

It’s a small and silly thing but I loved doing the rat and squirrel particles for Hitman 3. I find it so satisfying to animate things with shaders and having things like that in the game helps breathe more life into the already very immersive levels.

Can you tell us more about yourself?

I’m born and raised here in Sweden. It all started in a little village of 500 people and then I’ve moved to bigger and bigger towns/cities. I currently live in the huge city of Malmö with roughly 300k people – which I realize is a tiny city to a lot of people but given where I came from

What's your daily source of inspiration?

I like scrolling through Twitter and the Real Time VFX forum and seeing the effects people post from all over the world but honestly the most inspiring thing to me is just walking around the office and seeing all the amazing things people are working on.

Why are you passionate about what you do?

Making something happen on the screen when the user presses a button is something I’ve enjoyed doing since I was little, and it never gets old to me. I might be biased but I also think good player feedback is one of the most important aspects of any game so being able to work on that while seeing all the other parts of the game coming together is just gold.

What projects do you work on outside of work?

I sometimes like to make smaller VFX projects with the intention of learning some new technique or just because I get inspired to try something out. I’m trying to learn Danish. I play a fair bit of piano, mostly just for fun/relaxation, but learning a new song is always a fun little project.

What's your most memorable IOI moment?

Seeing Preach streaming HITMAN 3 after our release! I’ve been watching a lot of his World of Warcraft content and seeing him play something I had been part of making was a very bizarre experience for me.

What's the best bit of advice you've ever been given?

It’s not going to be perfect so you might as well just do it. There are usually so many ways of doing something and this quote stuck with me and it definitely helps me get started on things rather than getting stuck planning for way too long.

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