June 11, 2018
5 Questions With…Kaisa Knaappila
1. Where were you/what did you do before working at Seriously?
I have over seven years of experience in visual design and illustration. Before joining Seriously, I worked as an Art Director and Lead Artist in both the gaming and advertising industries. I had my first job in gaming as an intern at Digital Chocolate about ten years ago while I was studying Digital Art in school.
2. What is your current role at Seriously?
My current role at Seriously is Senior Artist. I’m part of the Best Fiends team, where my tasks include creating new key art for each update as well as designing and animating new Fiend styles. For the Fiend styles, I render them from sketches to final, polished fiends that I then cut into pieces and animated for the game. I also play a part in creating art for whatever fun things we have coming up in the world of Minutia whether it’s a new Fiend Quest or an Egg Hunt.
3. What’s your favorite part about your job?
Aside from the amazing people I get to work with, my favorite part is that I get to express myself creatively every day. I love coming up with new ideas and backstories for any of the visuals I’m working on – no matter how small – and see my ideas come to life in the game. I constantly try to come up with new and clever ideas because the content behind the artwork needs to be strong to differentiate between good and great.
4. Who is your favorite Fiend or Slug and why?
I think Bam is awesome! But I really love the Slugs. They’re a lot of fun to draw because they are so goofy; they want to be badass but continuously fail at it.
5. When you are not working at Seriously or playing Best Fiends, what do you enjoy doing?
My passion aside from art is definitely traveling. I try to visit new places as often as possible. Other than that, I usually spend my free time with my husband and our two dogs or with my friends. I have a billion different ongoing art projects that take up my time, as well.