Johan Karlsson 2015 | johan@johart.se

My name is Johan Karlsson and I've worked in the games industry since 2009.

In 2014 I got the opportunity to work for Tension Graphics and PlaygroundSquad and have been with them since.


As a developer I am a jack of all trades. I've been a texture artist, props artist, environment artist, FX artist and a stand-in lighting artist. I specialize in FX and I love moody environments and flashy RPG effects.


On my spare time I enjoy playing games. Who would have known? Some of my favourites are:

Elite Dangerous, Ori and the blind forest, Trine 2, World of Warcraft and Skyrim.


I also enjoy photography.

I've built a home-made portrait studio for photography here at Tension and I'm usually responsible for taking headshots of collegues and students. I've also taken a lot of photos for the website:


I work at Tension as an Artist mostly working with 3D modeling and related graphics.


I work at PlaygroundSquad as a 3D Art Supervisor. Teaching students about realtime art for games. Mostly in Maya.

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Johan Karlsson 2015 | johan@johart.se