Champions Online Cryptic Introduces Avery Wong
I am the lifter of mountains, the conjurer of light in places of darkness, the CREATOR OF WORLDS! In other words, I am an environment artist. My hands dip in everything from working with terrain, building Strongholds, creating models and textures to making fog pretty and lighting environments that will dazzle your minds and eat your souls.
After graduating form the Art Institute of California, Wong cut his teeth on City of Heroes / Villains. His advice to aspiring game designers:
Don’t be afraid to network and never burn bridges. You’ll never know where you’ll get your first big break from – even the most humble and apparently unrelated prospect could be the key that gets you where you need to go. Having a solid portfolio and working on projects in your free time are great ways to improve your skills and make yourself stand out.