The Hero’s Journey of Adrian Torres Garrido

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
Being able to see the faces of people who play video games and knowing that I am part of it.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
A good combination of love, health and friends.
What is my greatest fear?
To not reach my dreams and disappoint my loved ones.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
Perhaps it is the ambition I have to grow and have everything under control.
Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?
There are a couple of people I’ve always admired, both for their artistic skills such as: Jonas de Ro (Concept Artist) and Rafael Grassetti (Art Director at Santa Monica Studios).Or for his passion in teaching as Daniel Argudo (Program Lead at ESAT).
What is my greatest extravagance?
It’s most probably a good bottle of wine
On what occasion would I lie?
Fortunately in my work environment I didn’t have the need to lie, I have always been honest. Personally … from time to time to get to go somewhere or to avoid seeing some people.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Sadly, the low salaries in Spain compared to the rest of the video games industry.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
Probably the day I was able to announce my participation in the development of one of the greatest sagas of video games in history: Call Of Duty.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
I would change my behavior before certain attitudes. I wish I could cope better with stress.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
Having been part of the game development team of: “Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII” and “Overkill’s the Walking Dead.”
Where would I most like to live? Canada, I think it’s a fantastic place with the best work conditions and life quality.
What is my most treasured possession?
The drums that my deceased grandfather gave me. It is my most precious possession.
What is my most marked characteristic?
I think that would be my ease when it comes to starting conversations and friendships.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. I think it’s an incredible and alien-looking place.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
As a fan of oriental food … There is a small bar in the Chinese neighborhood of Valencia called Bar Pepe, at first glance it is no big deal, but the food is fantastic.
What books influenced my life and how?
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. This book did not influence my life, but it has helped me to open my imagination.
Who are my favorite writers?
Patrick Rothfuss,  J.K. Rowling and J.R.R Tolkien.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
I would choose the version of Sound Of Silence by Disturbed.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Son Goku, no doubts, as a good Dragon Ball fan.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
My sister, for all the struggle with her medical problems, her strength and fortitude in bringing a family forward.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
Ideocracy, We all need to see a little humor and nothing better than to see the reflection of society come to less.
What role plays art in my life and work?
Everything, As a 3d artist, art is a thing that is carried inside and follows you wherever you go.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My partner, since she is the person who supports me the most and bears my achievements and failures.
Whom would I like to work with in 2019/2020?
I would like to share my office with my dog. It would be ideal for me to have a job as a remote and to be able to work from home.
Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019/2020?
Rafa Zabala. He is a great artist who works nearby and with whom I think interesting things could arise.
What project, in 2019/2020, am I looking forward to work on?
I would love to be part of the acclaimed game “The Last of Us II” but I keep my feet on the ground. I know it’s something that still remains far away.
Where can you see me or my work in 2019/2020?
You can find some of my work in https://www.artstation.com/adriantorres
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
For me it means that the interest and ambition to do what one likes never dies.
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?
I would recommend a great partner and friend for his long trajectory in the world of 3d: Jesús Merino

 

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