John DeRiggi

Senior Artist

What is the weirdest job you’ve ever held?

I was a puppeteer very briefly. It was a lot of fun and a lot of hard work!

What is your favorite all-time game?

Super Mario Bros

What games are you playing right now?

None honestly. I’m simply too busy making art! I do stay up to date though on the game industry and game trends through various email newsletters.

What motivated you to begin working in the game industry?

The movie Toy Story was my original inspiration for a career in computer animation, films, and/or games.

What inspires you?

Characters and character art of all kinds, toys, film, music, theater, books, nature, friends, family and heritage, my wife, and many more

What is your proudest achievement?

My dream job of working on a popular theme park attraction featuring animated film characters

What piques your curiosity?

People who look like they have a story needing to be told. Nature itself is also pretty mind-blowing.

What is the best thing about working at Schell Games?

The culture: the way that we are valued as employees and as part of the company.

To see John’s work, visit his website.