Meet Isaak, one of our new Artists at Stoic.
 

Why did you choose to work in game development?

The chain events started with my mom taking me to a comic book shop and my dad taking me to the movies all the time.

What part of your role do you enjoy the most?

Being lead on character design and fleshing out the world.

What inspires you?

A love of storytelling.

What is your favorite videogame genre?

I don’t have a specific genre, but Age of Empires II, Pokemon Gold, Marvel vs Capcom, NBA Street V2, Metal Gear Solid, Soulcalibur, Journey, Fez, Halo, BOTW, Fire Emblem. They’ve all got a good combination of visual design and storytelling/world building element that I reference.

What moment or memory from a game do you have that has had the greatest impact on you?

Journey, sand surfing during the sunset with Austin Wintory’s music.

What would you be doing if you couldn’t make video games for a living?

Professional Basketball player most likely.

If you could give some advice to someone who wants to work in this industry / do what you do, what would it be?

Keep in mind what is in your control. Work hard and stay away from people and things that make you feel bad, you’ll have your ups and downs on your own, no need to let outside factors make it worse. Formulate your personal tastes so you know who to study.

If you had a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?

Silver Surfer’s powers, explore the universe.

Any favorite YouTube channels you want to recommend?

Every Frame a Painting