Mike Shachook

Mike Shachook


I will no longer be updating this site due to changes in its editing features. Please head here to my new portfolio site.


I enjoy, drawing, writing, playing video games, and voice acting. Outside of the game design field I also like photography, and playing soccer and tennis.


My main skills reside in art and writing. I have been doing both since I was young. I have taken art classes throughout my entire school career and a creative writing class in college. I have also been told I have potential to be a voice actor. I graduated SNHU with a BA in game design and minored in art history and graphic design. My main interest in game design is in the art field (creating concept art, texture art, 3d modeling, etc.), but I am also interested in writing for games and voice acting in them. I have some experience in programming (Flash AS 3.0) but it is not my strong point.

Most artwork on this site can also be found under my Deviant Art account: Yggdrassal. Some of the artwork will be a higher quality as the jpg format that this site requires ruins the color in some images. Also, I have a blog that was required for class to show one drawing per day. http://mikeshachookspday13.blogspot.com/

I also have a portfolio site on deviantArt: http://mikeshachook.daportfolio.com/ 

Work History

Work History

Gallery Assistant

McInnich Art Gallery

Watched over the art gallery, answered questions and helped take down/set up exhibits. This was a work study job on campus for Freshman-Junior year

Jul 2013 - Present

Game Designer

Lunchtime Studios

I am currently working on the game "Lords of New York," a poker rpg set in the late 1920s. My main function on the team is to provide digital matte paintings that will be used for different locations of the game. Other tasks include animations, item design, and quest design.

Sep 2013 - Present

Sales Associate

A.C. Moore

I am part of the morning stock crew, occasionally called upon to operate a cash register during the morning.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2013

Game Designer

More Than Gaming, LLC

This was a student run game design company. My duties for the company included concept artwork, writing, level design, texture design, graphic design, and voice act for the company.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2012

Legal Assistant

Law Offices of Douglas A. Johnson

This was a summer job for the summers of 2011 and 2012. I had to request missing mortgage discharges from different banks, call for tax information, acquire copies of legal documents, and other office work such as copying papers.


Sep 2009 - May 2013


Southern New Hampshire University

I also have minors in graphic design and art history.




I am currently writing a series of books that I wish to get published someday.

Voice Acting

I have not officially been trained in or have taken classes, but I have received compliments and recommendations to be a voice actor.

3D Modeling

I have taken classes in both 3DS Max and in ZBrush. I prefer to use ZBrush and would like to further my skills in the program.

Adobe Creative Suite CS5

I have experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, and After Effects.


I have taken many art classes and have experience in acrylic paint, watercolor, charcoal, colored pencil, and graphic pencil. Digitally, I use Corel Painter 11 and Adobe software.

Corel Painter Portfolio

3D Models

Graphic Design


After Effects Portfolio