Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is Travis Castillo. I am a senior environment artist and level designer in the game industry. My passion is creating immersive worlds of the highest quality for AAA games and cinematics. I enjoy taking an idea through the entire game art pipeline from conceptual sketches, blocked in prototypes, high poly models, realistic shaders, to real time models, optimized for performance and polished for maximum visual impact. I enjoy creating all kinds of worlds, but especially love fantasy and sci fi! Some companies I have been with in the past are Activision (Central Technology-Art Dept), Paramount Pictures, The Institute of Creative Technologies (USC), Tactical Language LLC, and Inxile Entertainment.

Another passion that I have is teaching all subjects related to Environment Art and Level Design . I have taught many classes, designed curriculums, and created online classes for many different schools since 2005. These include Art Center College of Design, Santa Monica College, The Art Institutes (Online and Orange County), and Westwood. I have also written a book on the subject of creating game worlds called Game Development Essentials; Game Level Design. I use this book to teach many of my classes.

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