CV | Sukhraj Johal

Sukhraj Johal


Technical Game Designer

Toronto, ON










Game Developer

Built By Snowman, Inc. | May 2019 - Present


Research Assistant/ Designer

Sheridan College | January - May 2019

Documented and applied game design principles to interfaces that helped visualize data collected by real-time object-detection/machine learning algorithms. Intended for a reconnaissance video annotation tool that is to be used by the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command.


Gamification & UI/UX Designer

Sheridan College and Motify | May - August 2018

Designed a personalized calendar app for autistic post-secondary students from conceptualization to high-fidelity screen mockups. Developed comprehensive technical design documents that outline the core features of the proposed application.


2D/3D Freelance Artist

July 2016 - August 2018

Created concept art for characters and environments based on client descriptions/prompts. Swiftly adjusted and iterated on concepts based on feedback/critique.





Honours Bachelor of Game Design 

Sheridan College | 2016 - 2020

Learned and applied game design theories and processes in a variety of prototypes and proof of concepts. Cumulative GPA: 3.90.


Introduction to Concept Art 

Vancouver Animation School | August 2015 

Conceptualized and created characters, environments and props while using foundational theories such as silhouette and shapes. Emphasis on iterative design and rapidly adjusting to critique.







Gameplay & System Design 

Level & Environmental Design

AI Design

Rapid Prototyping

Design Documentation

UI/UX Design

Art Direction

Concept Art/3D Modelling/Texturing 





Unity Engine (C#)

Unreal Engine & Level Editor

Visual Studio

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

3D Packages: Autodesk Maya and Zbrush

Substance Painter

Git Version Control

Wireframing Tools: InVision, Figma





Sponsored Participant

Reality Virtually Hackathon at MIT Media Lab | Jan. 2019


Most Polished & Most Fun Multiplayer Game

G.I. Jam at Waterloo University |  Feb. 2018



Night of the Lovely Devs | Feb. 2018 and Mar. 2017


Best Overall Gaming Experience

Sprint Week + Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital | Mar. 2018


Student Visual Art Award

RBC Emerging Artists Project | May 2015








© Sukhraj Johal 2019