Brigitte Samson is a computer graphics artist with more than 20 years of experience in video game and TV/film productions. She has six published game credits, including the 2014 game of the year Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. She has taught for DigiPen’s Department of Digital Arts since 2012.
Born and raised in Québec, Canada, Samson is fluent in French and English. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts with Honors from the University of Québec in Montréal.
In 1993, along with her mentor, Andréa Beaulieu-Green, Samson co-founded the Institut de Création Artistique et de Recherche en Infographie (ICARI) in Montréal. ICARI was a private professional training center that taught students high-tech image creation methods and offered degrees in Character Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Games, and Web Graphics/Design. Since its founding, ICARI has been integrated into the Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne in Montréal.
Samson has freelanced as a computer artist and animator for clients such as Microsoft, Disney Imagineering, NBC, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Nabisco, and General Motors. Along with her game and computer graphics credits, Samson’s background in art, music, and dancing helps her support students producing and creating content for their games.
Her awards for games and TV ads include “Best of the Bunch, Top 10” from Animation World Magazine’s Gaming Report, an “ADDIE” award for Best Commercial from the American Institute of Graphics Association, and an International Milia d’Or (Golden) Edutainment Award for 3D MovieMaker.
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith Productions
- République, Camouflaj
- The Suffering 2: Ties That Bind, Surreal
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Surreal
- Drakan The Ancients’ Gates, Surreal
- Nickelodeon 3D Movie Maker, Illumin8
- 3D MovieMaker, Illumin8