Game Art & Design Faculty

Erik Johnson

Erik specializes in conceptual and hard surface design, environment art, VR, and portraits amongst other things. He studied Visual Arts at the University of Regina, and graduated from VanArts (Vancouver B.C) Game Design Program in 2017. After graduation, Erik worked at Saskatchewan game development company, Melcher Studios, creating VR projects. Erik is proficient in multiple industry standard software, including Unity, Unreal Engine, Maya and Substance Painter. Aside from freelance work, Erik now teaches the art side of game creation…

Aleksander Lomaszkiewicz

Aleksander graduated from The Center for Digital Imaging and Sound in Burnaby, B.C in 2003. Immediately upon graduating from the Digital Animation Master Program, he was hired at Electronic Arts Canada. While working at EA, he excelled and gained knowledge working with some of the top industry professionals from all over the world. As Co-Lead and Senior Artist at EA, Aleksander worked on the NHL, FIFA, NBA, MVP Baseball and the Fight Night sports series. Aleksander was involved in…

Michael Long (Guest Lecturer)

Michael runs his own indie videogame studio called Foolish Mortals in Saskatoon, and has sold over 60,000 copies of his games released on a variety of platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Android. He also runs the twice yearly Saskatoon Game Jams, and monthly Saskatoon Game Designers group. When he’s not whispering to machines at home, he’s teaching games here at RAIS or computer science at the University of Saskatchewan. Michael has a Masters degree in Computer…

Richard Wright

Richard attended the International Academy of Art and Design/Toronto Film School in 2006 where he completed his 3D Animation training, graduating with honors. Since then, Richard has been working professionally as an animator in advertising, television commercials and movies. Richard has won multiple awards for his 3D animation work in advertising, as well as, the 3D Total Excellence Award for his artistic work. Rich is easy going, easy to talk to, and eager to pass on his knowledge to…

Daryl Pierce

- Audio Post Production Instructor

Daryl has been working as an audio engineer in Saskatoon for close to 20 years. He has worked as a dialog/SFX editor and foley artist on television projects like multi-Gemini award-winning Wapos Bay and Mad Cow Sacred Cow, a Gemini award-winning documentary. Television programs he has worked on have been aired on such channels as The Discovery Channel, CBC, YTV, APTN and SCN. He has also worked on the audio for movie projects (Shadow Puppets) and on radio programs…

Doug Luciuk

- RAIS Director

Recording engineer, producer, composer, Doug has had a passion for recording music for over two decades. Doug graduated with honours from the Pacific Audio Visual Institute (Vancouver B.C.). Since returning to Saskatchewan, he has worked with numerous acts as an audio engineer/producer. In 2007, Doug co-founded Theta Lab Post-Production Audio which completed many television series (including a Gemini award-winner), short films, television commercials and web-based content. Doug is also experienced in the production audio side of filmmaking, having done…

We encourage interested individuals to call (306) 292-6744 or (306) 220-6944 to arrange a tour of our facility and talk with our administrators about any questions they may have about the program.

The Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon
1926 Alberta Ave
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 1R9