Originally from Morocco, I came to the US to study Computer Science. I quickly realized it was not my cup of “mint tea”. I then refocused towards a career that gave me creative freedom and still keeps on challenging me with all the technological changes it goes through.
In the last 7 years, I have learned a great deal from studios like BioWare, Digital Extremes and EA. That experience has been invaluable, and I will forever be grateful to all the artists and other staff members who took me in and made me part of their team.
Making 3D art for games is my passion; so staying up to date with changing tech and workflows is always an exciting challenge I’m up for. Time goes by way too fast when I’m working on a project that I’m immersed in, and it goes something like this - “Something doesn't feel right with the silhouette”, “Man, my composition is waaaaay off balance”, “Dude, this is a bit too shiny…”,” Hmmm, I should probably stop sculpting that tiny little small crack on the wall that probably no one will notice”, and the list goes on.
I’m always on the lookout for new tutorials, browsing forums like Polycount to learn new ways of bettering my workflow and on websites like Gamasutra or Polygon to keep up to date with the industry. But when it comes to it, there is no better way of learning other than sitting down and practicing your craft over and over and over and over and…
My arsenal of programs consists mainly of 3DS Max, Zbrush and Photoshop. I also use a bunch of other great tools like NDO, Knald, and Marmoset to speed up my workflow.
Environments, architecture and props are what I enjoy creating the most as you could probably tell by my work.
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my lovely wife Christine and baby boy Omar. On a lazy day, you’ll find me at a coffee shop sipping a Mocha Latté and browsing 3D websites and forums, or at a bookstore reading 3D magazines. I also have a hankering for photography, and I’ll often grab my camera when I need a break from work.
I appreciate the time you’re taking to stop by and view my work. If you have questions or if you’d like to inquire about working with me, please shoot me an email and make sure to follow me on twitter.