Jonathan Venables

Art Director

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About me

 

I'm the Art Director for a new Microsoft studio called Lighthouse specialising in everything HoloLens and 'mixed reality'. Prior to this I ran the games startup RedSix, and I also worked at PlayStation as Principal Artist for 15 years working in such titles as SingStar, Wonderbook, DanceStar Party, The Getaway, & PlayStation Home. I also release House records under the alias Jonno & Tommo.

Skills

 

  • Art Direction
  • Game Art
  • Virtual Reality
  • Game Design
  • Augmented Reality
  • Mixed Reality

Work history

Currently

Art Director

Lighthouse

Mar 2016

2016

Founder & CCO

Redsix Interactive Entertainment Ltd

Mar 2015 - Apr 2016

2015

Founder & Art Director

Microsoft Lift London

Nov 2012 - Mar 2015
  • Creating, building and establishing a new Microsoft London Studio making games and entertainment services influenced by changing consumer consumption and emerging business models. Part of its purpose will be to showcase functionality of Microsoft platforms but the primary goal is to establish new entertainment franchises.

2012

Artist

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Nov 1998 - Oct 2012
  • Joined as an artist and progressed to principal artist

Education

1993

BA(Hons) , Fine Art

University of Nottingham

Sep 1990 - May 1993