Alex Alvarez

Gnomon School of VFX, Games & Animation

AARON GROVE

CO-FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BLOWFISH STUDIOS

Aaron is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor with over 10 years experience, creating high-end visual effects for television commercials and music videos in Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America.  Aaron was selected for the prestigious Art Express program in high school and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and has worked on numerous award-winning television commercials. Most recently winning a 2010 D&D Yellow Pencil Award (3D Supervisor) for the “Two Weeks” music video by Grizzly Bear, directed by Patrick Daughters.  Aaron has also worked as Visual Effects Supervisor with some of Hollywoods leading Directors: Roman Coppola, Jake Scott, Joe Pytka, Philip Engstrom, Brian Beletic, Joel Pront, Daniel Askill, Glue Society and many others.

In 2010, Aaron left The Mill in Los Angeles, and moved back to Sydney to form Blowfish Studios with his business partner Ben Lee.  Aaron’s creativity and knowledge of 3D & visual effects (technical and artistic) combined with his passion for games gives him the ability to produce beautifully crafted games.  In the last 5 years, Blowfish Studios has grown from an indy start-up to a full-service game development studio working on mobile, console and VR experiences/games.  With development partners as; Google, Microsoft, Unity, Oculus; and clients like DeNA, Nvidia, Scholastics & Sega, Blowfish Studios continues to push forward in the game design and development space.