Bio & Resume

Summary

I am a professional illustrator, writer, digital artist, game designer and award-winning filmmaker. Looking to further my career in teaching & mentoring the next generation of digital artists, in order to further strengthen the industry with professionally trained creatives.


20 years’ experience in the games industry I am credited with 16 titles, 13 as art director. I have a continuous engagement in games design and Art Direction with SSG.


10 years’ experience lecturing on the visual aspects of gaming and I held my most recent position, Lecturing in Game Art & Illustration at SAE Sydney, for over 6.5 years.


In 2012 my animated short 'Nullarbor' won more than 10 international awards including the AACTA award for the Best Short Animated Film of 2012.

Alister with industry legend Doug Trumbull, in 2011

 

Lecturing and Education

Industry Lecturer SAE/QANTM (2013-2019)

Lecturer in Games Production and Theory, Animation Production & Theory, Illustration, and Professional Practice. 

Guest Lecturer AFTRS Sydney (2018)

Lecturer in Animation Production and Character Design; Industry Panel Moderator for Masters level Animation.

Lecturer North Sydney Institute (2012-2014)

Lecturer in Game Art Production; Advanced Photoshop and Introduction to Media.

Lecturer Holmesglen TAFE Victoria (2009-2011)

Regular Guest Lecturer in Game Art and Narrative Storytelling in Games.

Guest Lecturer UTS (2012)

Guest Lecture delivered to Animation students on my short film 'Nullarbor'.

 

Animation

Games and Animation Showreel 2001-2012

Clips and highlights from a storied career in games, animation, concept and character design.

Nullarbor: An Animated Road Movie (2011)

An animated road movie set across the vast and barren landscape of Australia's Nullarbor Plain.

Say Again: Phone App Trailer (2016)

A motion graphics trailer for a phone game app from Goldplate Games. Transform your voice in this social voice morphing game. Play against friends or go up against random players, it's up to you!

Payload: Video Game Cinematic (2007)

The pre-rendered cinematic sequence for an open-world sandbox racer for the Nokia N-Gage.

The Gallant Captain: Animated Short (2014)

An imaginative young boy and his faithful cat set sail for adventure on the high seas, in this heartwarming and exquisitely animated short film inspired by Graeme Base's picture book The Legend of the Golden Snail.

 

Games

Say Again? Phone Game (2016)

A motion graphics trailer for a phone game app from Goldplate Games. Transform your voice in this social voice morphing game. Play against friends or go up against random players, it's up to you!

Puzzle Quest 2 (2010)

Puzzle Quest 2 is an IGN "Editors' Choice Award" recipient; it is the follow-up to the original Puzzle Quest.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole (2008)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a video game available for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 as well as Nintendo DS. Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, it is based on the film  adapted from the books by Kathryn Lasky.

Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (2008)

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is an action-adventure apocalyptic video game which is the third and final installment in The Legend of Spyro trilogy, as well as the tenth anniversary game of the series. The Nintendo DS version was developed by Tantalus Media.

MX vs ATV: Untamed (2007)

MX vs. ATV Untamed is an offroad racing game developed by Rainbow Studios, Tantalus Media, Incinerator Studios and published by THQ for Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 and Wii.

Pixar's Cars 2: Mater-National (2007)

Cars Mater-National Championship is a racing video game developed by Rainbow Studios and published by THQ for Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Game Boy Advance and Wii.

Top Gear Downforce (2007)

Developed by Tantalus Interactive, brings the speed and fury of strategic racing to the DS with a new top-down viewpoint, boasting 3D models, robust vehicle physics, and the ability to place hazards on the track surface using the touch screen. 

Pony Friends (2007)

Pony Friends is a virtual pet game for the Nintendo DS. Players get to emulate every aspect of owning their own pony; from grooming and accessorizing to exciting trail rides, the world of Pony Friends offers an interactive learning environment.

Payload (2006)

Sci-fi sandbox combat racer (Nokia N-Gage). 'A first-party title with Nokia, Payload was one of the largest and most ambitious games ever ­released on the N-Gage. With realistic 3D graphics, the game offers a unique mix of strategy, combat and traditional racing.'

Spongebob Squarepants: The Yellow Avenger (2005)

Developed by Tantalus Media and published by THQ for Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. This is the first SpongeBob game to be available on both then NDS and PSP consoles.

Black Market Bowling (2005)

Developed by Tantalus Media and published by THQ for Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. This is the first SpongeBob game to be available on both then NDS and PSP consoles.

Citizen Zero (2003)

Micro forte/Bigworld MMO Citizen Zero (also known as Identity Zero) from 2003 intended for the original Xbox and PC. Regrettably this title was cancelled by Microsoft in early 2004, along with a host of other titles such as Mythica.

Warlords Battlecry II (2002)

Warlords Battlecry II is a real-time strategy and role-playing game, developed by Strategic Studies Group. Set within the world of Etheria, the player must take control of one of the twelve races and capture all sixty-seven regions of the land.

Warlords Battlecry (2000)

Warlords Battlecry is a real-time strategy video game released in July 2000 for Microsoft Windows. It was the first of new series of RTS games set in Steve Fawkner's Warlords franchise.

Ancient Evil (1998)

From Silver Lightning software, a Diablo-style RPG in which a powerful mage has constructed an intricate labyrinth to test the mightiest warriors in the land. But the mage has fallen silent, and an Ancient Evil is rising.

Warlords III: Reign of Heroes (1997); Warlords III: Darklords Rising (1998)

An epic game of strategy and conquest in which Warlords use strategy, fighting skills and ancient magic, to battle for control of the fallen Selentine empire. The player is given an immense number of heroes and unit types to command for ruthless and epic purposes.

Comics

Comics

'Decay' Magazine (2010-2018)

Created by Darren Koziol, Decay is Australia's longest-running horror anthology comic, featuring artwork and stories by some of Australia's best known comic artists and writers.

'Abel'- Decay #4 (2010)

Driven by a voice in his dreams, a young warrior rides to save the life of a fair maiden, held in thrall by an unknown threat.

Artist/writer: Alister Lockhart. 

Cover Art- Decay #5 (2010)

One night in the old rectory, long buried secrets return to haunt- and eat- ArchDeacon O'Dwyer.

'Summit'- Decay #5 (2010)

An immortal brawler guards a lonely mountain peak from all who come to challenge him, for reasons he has long ago forgotten (fourteen pages).

Artist/writer: Alister Lockhart. 

'Dead Xmas'- Decay #11 Christmas Special (2011)

Dan & Sally take a break from the zombie apocalyse to enjoy Christmas. But the undead are rarely of good cheer. Better not shout, better not cry... (four pages)

Artist: Alister Lockhart. Writer: Darren Koziol

Cover Art- Decay #15 (2013)

Three sisters have a party in the freshwater wilds of the top end. The park ranger's objections are soon assuaged.

Cover Art- Decay #16 (2013)

It's yet another nightmare featuring Smiley, the non-threatening children's entertainer. Teddy's not scared. Are you scared?

'Perfect World'- Decay #16 (2013)

In Thomas' world, everyone loves him, and he can do anything he wants, all the time. It's all so perfect. All except the balloon man. Thomas doesn't want a balloon. But the balloon man won't go away... (eight pages)

Artist/writer: Alister Lockhart. 

'Five-Finger Discount'- Decay #21 (2016)

Wok n' Roll has the best burgers in Sydney. Some say they have a secret ingredient. Only the delivery men know for sure (four pages).

Artist: Alister Lockhart. Writer: Dean Rankine.

 

'Sole Survivor'- Velocity #1 (2011)

The crew of the Erebus have brought an alien sample on board. Only one thinks this is a bad idea, and the others have badly underestimated this individual's unique instinct for survival (six pages).

Artist/writer: Alister Lockhart. 

'The Impossible Diary of Everard J. Fisk'- Retro Sci-fi Tales #1 (2014)

A promising young physicist is the victim of a terrible accident. His body is broken, but his brilliant mind is focused upon changing his ill-fortune, by any means possible; or impossible (eight pages).

Artist/writer: Alister Lockhart. 

Cover Art- Retro Sci-fi Tales #4 (2017)

The mighty Hindenburg has arrived in New York, but something's rotten in the big apple! Roving lady reporter Kat Knightley is on the case!

 

Publishing

'Code of the Cult' by Ted Ottley (1996)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'Roadies'- by Ted Ottley (1997)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'Torture Chamber'- by Christine Harris (1996)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'Party Animals'- by Christine Harris (1996)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'The Virtual Realities Trilogy'- by Claire Carmichael (1997)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'Deadly Friends'- Carmichael, Harris, Clarke (1997)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'Doomchild'- Moses Aaron (1996)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'ManDragon'- Moses Aaron (1997)

Cover design & Illustration.

Random House Publishing

'Demonskin'- Jason Jordan (1997)

Cover design & Illustration.

Muscles n'Guns Comics

'Shield of Secunda'- Adrian Collins (2012)

Cover design & Illustration.

Pheonix Press

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