I've been Art Directing game art in one capacity or another for over 10 years.  I have a lot of experience getting the best work possible from artists.  Here are some examples of the work that I myself have created or have been the Art Director/Studio Art Director for.

Characters!

Characters!

A few of the impressive characters from the game. Character Designs by Max Hugo, Christian Bittkau and Kirsten Nuyts. Models by Max Lenneper and Michael Zaman.

LOTRO Angmar

LOTRO Angmar

These assets were created by the LOTRO Art Team at my direction.

Elf and Demon

Elf and Demon

Characters from an unannounced project, concepts by Torsten Gunst, models by Stefano Bernardi.

turnarounds

turnarounds

Art by Rick Schmitz

Camp

Camp

The Infernals Main Menu. Painting by Max Hugo.

Zuma Poster

Zuma Poster

Art by Rick Schmitz

LOTRO Ruins

LOTRO Ruins

These assets were created by the LOTRO Art Team at my direction.

Polar Bowler First Frame

Polar Bowler First Frame

Art Direction and Level Design

Yet More Characters

Yet More Characters

An example of the range of characters we have in the game. Character Designs by Raimundo Pousada, Gianluca Romano and Max Hugo. Models by Tom O'Brien, Michael Zaman and Max Lenneper.

LOTRO Bridge

LOTRO Bridge

These assets were created by the LOTRO Art Team at my direction.

More Characters!

More Characters!

These are 2 of the actual "Infernals" of the game. Character Designs by Max Hugo. Models by Michael Lenneper and Tom O'Brien.

Inspirational Background Drawing

Inspirational Background Drawing

I created this image to set the look and feel of all the backgrounds of the game.

Polar Bowler

Polar Bowler

Art Direction and Level Design by Rick Schmitz

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

These assets were created by the LOTRO Art Team at my direction.

Supersuit

Supersuit

Concept by me. Art by outsourcers.

Loading Screen

Loading Screen

Art by Rick Schmitz

Infernals Load Screening

Infernals Load Screening

The player's introduction to the game. Painting by Max Hugo.

Polar Bowler

Polar Bowler

Concept by me. Model by outsourcers.

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

These assets were created by the LOTRO Art Team at my direction.

Zuma Level

Zuma Level

Art by Rick Schmitz

Infernals Logo

Infernals Logo

Art by Rick Schmitz

Polar Bowler

Polar Bowler

Art by Rick Schmitz

Slots UI

Slots UI

Art by Rick Schmitz

LOTRO Concept Art

LOTRO Concept Art

Art by Rick Schmitz

Zuma Level

Zuma Level

Art by Rick Schmitz

Polar Bowler

Polar Bowler

Concept by me. Model by outsourcer.

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LOTRO Angmar

These assets were created by the LOTRO Art Team at my direction.