Hello! My name is Ariel Meylan and I am a game artist recently graduated from SMU Guildhall May 2019.
I received my bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas in traditional studio art focusing on painting and drawing. I am very excited that the Guildhall will allow me to expand that into game development.
My interest in video games began while watching my dad play through the original Legend of Zelda on the NES. Since then, I've watched and played whatever I could get my hands on, losing myself in the worlds these games created. I want to be able to give this experience back to people.
Now I want to take my skills as an artist and help create the next generation's games. I'm learning at an incredibly fast pace and soon will join the industry!
Right now, I'm playing: The Division II, Super Meat Boy, and Pokemon Go! During my free time, I like to participate in game jams, play board games and role play with friends, watch anime, and read fantasy novels.