What is the Game Art Collective?

We are specialists in the Finnish games industry we offer 1-1 mentoring, online and live courses for those wanting to break into the games industry.


Nick Sweetman

Game Art Instructor

Founder of the game art collective Nick has spent 15 years as a Senior 2D/3D Game Artist and Educator. His previous work places includes Rebellion in Oxford and Digital Chocolate in Helsinki. Experienced in both 2d and 3d projects on the Playstation, PC and mobile. He has trained students that now work in companies that include Supercell, Rovio, Remedy and Frogmind. Currently available for 1-2 hour portfolio consultations and 4-8 week mentoring programs.

Student feedback Mentoring

“I had the chance to be mentored by Nick and thanks to his lessons I improved my portfolio and my artistic skills. Nick has great artistic and teaching skills. I feel i improved a lot and most important, since I worked on projects he assigned to me, my portfolio got noticed by several game companies.

He is great not only in giving you technical tips and feedback on your art and style, but also in guiding you to build a portfolio designed on your strengths and passions.

He has a broad knowledge of the game industry and this is a must. I feel now more confident and I definitely have a much more polished portfolio.”

Zeila Dellarte
Student at Futuregames.se

Nick’s Portfolio

Tatu Petersen-Jessen

Tatu Petersen-Jessen

Art director at Rovio

Entrepreneur and a seasoned game industry professional with a creative and artistic background. Tatu had worked in different creative and management roles in more than 40 games (mostly for Mobile, iPhone & PC), including well-known brands like Trivial Pursuit, Playman, South Park, Brick Breaker Revolution, Quantum Break for XBox One. Now Tatu is art director at Rovio.
Currently available for 1-2 hour portfolio consultations.
Tatu’s Portfolio

John Nightingale

Lead Animator at GrandCru

Experienced with multiple AAA console and PC projects, John has worked on projects great and small, from Aliens Vs Predator to Harry Potter and Pixar’s Rush. Currently working at an exciting mobile games startup in Helsinki, he has branched out to 2D effects, artwork and scripting on top of character animation and cutscenes. Currently available for 1-2 hour portfolio consultations.
John’s Showreel


Miro Vesterinen

Senior 3D Environment artist at Remedy Games

Aspiring artist specializing in 3D environment art who stays up to date on the latest trends in game art. Miro has mainly experience of working on PC titles but he has also been a part-time lecturer and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Currently Miro is employed at Remedy games in Helsinki.
Miro’s Portfolio