Employee Spotlights

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Todd Verdeyen

Advanced Artist

What is the weirdest job you've ever held?

One of the weirdest jobs I had was back in college when I attended the Illinois Institute of Art- Schaumburg.  My roommates and I worked as valets for a company that provided services for local nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and private parties.  We had to work crazy late hours but got drive all sorts of sports and luxury vehicles.  

What is your favorite all-time game?

Favorite game ever would have to be Halo 2.  The multiplayer combat was exciting and I had a lot of fun times teaming up with friends and playing matchmaking online. 

What games are you playing right now?

As of right now I play World of Tanks with some co-workers every "Tank Tuesday." We play during lunch and help each other tier up our tanks. I also am a noob at Overwatch.

What motivated you to begin working in the game industry?

What motivated me to create art for games came from the joy I get from being creative on a daily basis.  As a kid growing up I loved to draw and paint and I knew I wanted to do it as a job.  Creating worlds is one of my most favorite things to do and working in the game industry allows me to this along with very talented artists.  

What inspires you?

I'm inspired by my hard working mother. I love her dearly.

What is your proudest achievement?

One of my proudest achievements is working in the game industry and being able to create art for several amazing products.  

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What piques your curiosity?

I find myself mostly curious about other places in the world I have not visited. I would love to travel and see more of the U.S., along with South America and Europe. I would totally go to Mars too if it didn't take so long.  

What is your hidden talent?

I like to think I'm pretty good at fishing. If you get me talking about it I won't shut up for days but I will take you if you ask.

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What is the best thing about working at Schell Games?

One of the best things about working at Schell Games is getting to create games with all the talented and unique minds.  It really makes coming to work everyday that much better. 

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Back in 2012 I worked for a Swedish MMO developer in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  We created art for the planets Calypso and Rocktropia for the MMO Entropia Universe.  It was quite the experience. 

How long have you worked at Schell Games?

This November (2017) will mark three years at Schell Games. My how time flies when you are having fun.