John DeRiggi

John DeRiggi

John has worked in the game industry for over eight years at Schell Games, led by veteran game designer, Jesse Schell.  As a senior character artist, John is currently working on an action-adventure educational game for the iPad, called Lexica, as the lead character artist.  Past games also include character art for clients such as Disney/Pixar, Microsoft, Sea World, The Dallas Mavericks, Jakks-Pacific, and Bossa Nova Robotics.  

John also 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.

As an instructor over the years, John has also taught at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 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)