Griffin Bajor
Griffin Bajor
Lighting Artist
Hillsboro, OR, United States

Lighting artist and digital tinkerer.

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Skills

Game LightingUnrealUnreal BlueprintsHDRCompositingHard Surface ModelingLightingPBR TexturingProprietary Game EnginesOptimizing for ConsolesCross-Discipline CollaborationVolumetric Atmospherics and WeatherBaked lightingRealtime Lighting

Software proficiency

Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Perforce
Perforce
Maya
Maya
3ds Max
3ds Max
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
Arnold
Arnold
ZBrush
ZBrush
Darktable
Darktable
Calman
Calman
DisplayCAL
DisplayCAL

Productions

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    • Video Game
      Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Season Pass
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Lighting Artist
    • Company
      Lost Boys Interactive
  • Saintsrow boxart
    • Video Game
      Saints Row
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Associate Lighting Artist
    • Company
      Deep Silver Volition

Experience

  • Lighting Artist at Lost Boys Interactive
    Remote, United States of America
    November 2021 - November 2022

    Unannounced Project

    - Defined aesthetic quality bar and lighting workflow for quick turnaround, high fidelity dynamic lighting with Unreal 4.27. Intensely documented and mentored to the rest of the lighting team.

    - Built the sky and atmospherics foundational lighting blueprint

    - Established sky authoring workflow using DarkTable to creatively grade source HDRIs to hit target mood

    - Built all supporting blueprint tools for volumetric and card-based atmospheric effects as will as any additional light effects

    - Established PBR-first light intensity standards based on personally measured luminosities, with the final output globally tuned with tone mapping adjustments

    - Worked with environment art to balance materials to PBR ranges and implement additional shader functionality to master materials

    Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands PLCs

    - Built lighting workflow to be able to reliably solo-light the project

    - Made use of Unreal 4 baked lighting with proprietary engine additions for TOD authoring and atmospherics

    - Worked closely with world building and art direction to help shape the mood from initial level planning

    - Mastered content for HDR displays

    - Built some blueprints for light fixtures needing to react to player/narrative moments

  • Associate Lighting Artist at Deep Silver Volition
    Champaign, IL, United States of America
    September 2019 - November 2021

    Saints Row - Associate Lighting Artist

    - Responsible for lighting, final material selection, and material polish for multiple districts of open world city, mission spaces, and player structures

    - Worked with environment artists and gameplay designers to build upon their vision and ensure gameplay usability

    - Optimizing work to fit strict budgets for gen 8 consoles while enhancing for gen 9

    - LUT color grading with Davinci Resolve