John DeRiggi

John DeRiggi

John has worked in the game industry for over seven years at Schell Games, led by veteran game designer, Jesse Schell.  As a Senior Character Artist, John always aims to push the boundaries of the character art pipeline.

His credits include games such as Mechatars, a character experience combining interactive physical toys with online browser-based gameplay in a head to head battle. He has also done character work for clients such as Disney/Pixar, Microsoft, Sea World, The Dallas Mavericks, and Jakks-Pacific.

John streamlined the character art pipeline for Carnegie Mellon University’s Alice software, the well-known educational tool directed by Randy Pausch which is used around the world to teach computer science through storytelling.

John has also taught and mentored various 3D programs and workshops at schools including The Art Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and ITT Technical Institute.

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John DeRiggi's Courses


Rapid Character Development for Online Games
with John DeRiggi

Learn industry techniques and tips to quickly create 3D characters for online games.
workshop-level-i I
3 Weeks 3 WEEKLY UNITS (starts: Oct. 6) (Sold Out) (teaching now) (starts: T.B.A.) (coming soon)