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HI, I'M EMEI

I'm a published author, illustrator and cartoonist working as a Senior Narrative Artist for Media Molecule with 6 years of industry experience. I'm originally from Sweden but am currently based in Guildford, UK

 

I love collaborating and I'm passionate about story structure, linking story to gameplay and writing wholesome quirky characters. I'm especially interested in storytelling 
through narrative designvisual development and comics
.  

I'm a BAFTA Connect member, I've done a few talks and lectures at events and universities, planned and released 2 seasons of a podcast and I've been nominated for multiple comics and games awards.

If you want to chat more don't hesitate to shoot me a mail at oburell@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE

Senior Narrative Artist

Media Molecule
2019 - present

In my hybrid role combining art and narrative at Media Molecule I have worked across a series of projects for Dreams™ PS4 including Tren, multiple UGC driven live service events, collaborations with The Barbican Centre and Oxford University, and the Dreams VR Release.

  • My art responsibilities includes art direction, concept development, visual development, concept art, environment design, storyboarding, and art-passing environments using the Dreams pipeline.

  • My narrative responsibilities includes IP development, narrative direction, narrative development, narrative design, game writing, flowcharts, storyboarding, and designing and delivering presentations.

Concept Artist

Draknek Limited

2019

As a concept artist on A Monster's Expedition I was responsible for early visual development, idea generation, character design, prop design and location design.

Graphic Novel Author

BOOM! Archaia

2019

From the pitching stage to the final delivery of the book, I was the author and artist of my graphic novel We Served the People, My Mother's Stories.

I took the book from concept development, character design, location design, script writing, script editing, thumbnails & storyboards, rough sketches, line art, color script, final colors and through to delivery.

Background Painter

Cartoon Network

2018-2019

I was responsible for all of the background paintings for the animated short Beetle + Bean. Starting from existing black and white background designs I planned the entire color script and painted 30-40 backgrounds in a two month period, while staying on schedule and incorporating feedback.

SKILLS

  • Narrative Development

  • IP Development

  • Narrative Design

  • Game Writing

  • Worldbuilding

  • Story Consultancy
     

  • Art Direction

  • Character Design

  • Environment Design

  • Background Painting

  • Prop Design

  • Storybording
     

  • Infographics

  • Illustration

  • Comics & sequential storytelling

SOFTWARES

  • Twine

  • Miro

  • Microsoft Suite

  • Google Suite

  • Confluence

  • JIRA
     

  • Photoshop

  • Procreate

  • Clip Studio

  • Dreams PS4/PS5

  • Premier Pro

  • Indesign

EDUCATION

2015 - 2019

The Animation Workshop
Bachelor of Arts in
Graphic Storytelling

2014 - 2015

Malmö Högskola

Course in comics and
visual storytelling

2012 - 2013

Wiks Folkhögskola

Foundation year in Fine Arts

AWARDS

2022

BAFTA Awards
Dreams, Evolving Game Nomination

2021

BAFTA Awards
Dreams, Technical Achievement Winner

2019

Eisner Awards

"Get Naked", Best Short Story Shortlist

2019

Eisner Awards

"Get Naked", Best Humor Publication Shortlist

2019

Ringo Awards

"Get Naked", Best Humor Comic Shortlist

LECTURES & EVENTS

2023

WASD, London
Panel Talk, Tackling Impostor Syndrome

2022

GamesIndustry.biz
Roundtable, Art & Narrative Design

2021

Hyper Island

Guest lecture, Storytelling in Visual Development

2020

InnovateHER

DreamPS4 Course, Lighting and Atmosphere Workshop

2016-17

The Animation Workshop

Guest lecture, Sequential Storytelling

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