Sergiy Rykin Environment/Prop Artist


I am a 3D Artist living and working in London UK. I specialise in creating environments for Video Games, my skills are: modelling, UV mapping, texturing, lighting, export/import of models and textures between different applications, working from reference (concept or photo) or creating a concept art by myself and taking it into 3D.

I was born in Crimea, Ukraine in 1978. Went to school and University (got an Engineering degree) then moved to UK in August 2000 and spent 4 years studying English in Bournemouth down the south east coast of Dorset. In 2006 I moved to London where in 2008 did Maya core & Games course (12 weeks) at Escape Studios.

Escape Studios course was designed and run as a full time production studio where I got a good insight into real work environment. Each project had a set deadline and was coordinated by a Lead Artist (Simon Fenton, course tutor)

After the course I, with a few classmates, went on to design a game level set in the London Bridge Underground Station which is an on going project for Escapee group UTE 3 Mod. My responsibilities are: Reference gathering, game assets creation, as well as contribution to the story line and the level design.

Currently I am looking for a job in the game industry as a Junior 3D/ Environment Artist. My goal is to establish my self as a Game Artist as well as broaden my horizons on the technical side of game development (different platforms, game engines layout/work-flow and compatibilities, graphic pipelines and real time rendering techniques)

My spare time I spend further developing my skills, playing games, music (listening to and making), drawing, writing (some poetry, short stories, game ideas concept),I am also interested in film and photography, do a bit of surfing (but to be honest have not done that in the while), going out with friends, etc.

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  • 3D Art
  • Modelling
  • UV mapping
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Concept Drawing


  • Maya
  • Photoshop
  • UTE3
  • UDK
  • CrazyBump
  • ZBrush
  • xNormal
  • pencil and paper or Wacom tablet & pen