Gaurav Mathur
Gaurav Mathur
Art Director at Penumbra and Creator of gamedevmap
El Cerrito, United States of America

Summary

Gaurav Mathur is the Art Director at MVI Health, a division of Penumbra.

Over the last twenty-two years, he has worked on titles including the critically acclaimed Grim Fandango and Psychonauts, and the bestseller Star Wars:  Rogue Squadron.  For over seven years, he was a Senior Artist at Toys for Bob, creating and managing 3D assets for the Skylanders console games. He launched gamedevmap -- a curated living map and catalog of game development around the world -- over thirteen years ago.

Gaurav has been a judge and a mentor for the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Developers Conference (GDC) Scholar program for over a decade.  He was a participant in the National Conversation on Games, a joint project between Arizona State University’s Center for Games and Impact and the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Skills

Art DirectionTeam ManagementProductionProp ModelingHard Surface ModelingEnvironment DesignLevel Design

Software proficiency

Modo
Modo
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine

Productions

  • Skylanders imaginators
    • Video Game
      Skylanders Imaginators
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Toys for Bob
  • Skylanders trap team
    • Video Game
      Skylanders Trap Team
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Toys for Bob
  • Skylanders giants
    • Video Game
      Skylanders Giants
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Toys for Bob
  • Skylanders spyro's adventure wii
    • Video Game
      Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Toys for Bob
  • Lair ps3
    • Video Game
      Lair
    • Year
      2007
    • Role
      Art Department Director, Senior Artist and Human Resources Consultant
    • Company
      Factor 5
  • Psychonauts
    • Video Game
      Psychonauts
    • Year
      2005
    • Role
      Level Designer, Senior Artist
    • Company
      Double Fine Productions
  • Star wars rogue squadron iii rebel strike
    • Video Game
      Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
    • Year
      2003
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Factor 5
  • Star wars starfighter
    • Video Game
      Star Wars: Starfighter
    • Year
      2001
    • Role
      Artist
    • Company
      LucasArts Entertainment Company
  • Imagynasium
    • Video Game
      Imagynasium
    • Year
      1999
    • Role
      Artist
    • Company
      Illumina Productions
  • Star wars rogue squadron
    • Video Game
      Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
    • Year
      1998
    • Role
      Artist
    • Company
      LucasArts Entertainment Company
  • Grim fandango
    • Video Game
      Grim Fandango
    • Year
      1998
    • Role
      Background Artist
    • Company
      LucasArts Entertainment Company

Experience

  • Creator of gamedevmap at ilovegamedev
    El Cerrito, United States of America
    February 2005 - Present

  • Art Director at Penumbra
    Alameda, United States of America
    November 2017 - Present

  • Senior Artist at Toys for Bob
    Novato, United States of America
    January 2010 - August 2017

  • Creative Director, Print Magazine at Gamesauce Media
    El Cerrito, United States of America
    December 2009 - March 2011

  • Founder at playseeds
    El Cerrito, United States of America
    November 2009 - March 2010

  • Artist at WhiteHarvest
    Novato, United States of America
    January 2009 - May 2009

  • Lead Artist at Factor 5
    San Rafael
    September 2007 - December 2008

  • Senior Artist and Human Resources Consultant at Factor 5
    San Rafael, United States of America
    August 2006 - September 2007

  • Art Department Director at Factor 5
    San Rafael, United States of America
    January 2004 - August 2006

  • Senior Artist at Factor 5
    San Rafael, United States of America
    April 2003 - December 2003

  • Level Designer, Senior Artist at Double Fine Productions
    San Francisco, United States of America
    October 2000 - March 2003

  • Artist at There
    Menlo Park, United States of America
    May 2000 - October 2000

  • Artist at LucasArts Entertainment Company
    San Rafael, United States of America
    June 1997 - May 2000

  • Artist at Illumina Productions
    Berkeley, United States of America
    September 1996 - June 1997

  • Artist at AnyRiver Entertainment
    San Mateo, United States of America
    June 1996 - September 1996